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Summer Solo Showdown: Write a Solo or Comedy Show in 6 Days!

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The Lighthouse

Peralta Street

Oakland, CA 94610

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"Dear Alicia Starlight, I call you Starlight because you guide me home like the North Star. Your teaching has given me a new creative birth." -Solo Showdown Workshop Participant

SOLO SHOWDOWN EPIC is a rejuvenating, powerful storytelling experience in which you will create a 20-25 minute performance over the course of 6 days, in Oakland, CA, culminating in a final reading of your piece, to which you can invite friends (and family, if you dare)!

If you are called to get on stage, to tell your story, to make people laugh, and you're ready to make it real, this workshop will take you, step-by-step from perhaps a vague notion about what you want to create to an actualized full-length show.

I will hold your hand and kick your butt at the same time.

Whether you want to write a standup routine about kittens, a TED Talk about cleaning up the plastic bag island in the Pacific, or an inspirational story about how your wacky life has unfolded, the supportive atmosphere and the high caliber of students here, will bring your piece to life.

Solo Showdown Epic is a somatic, ecstatic, shamanic journey into the mystery of YOU.

Showdown culminates in a full-length final performance of your solo work, standup set, spoken word memoir, or comic monologue. In an intimate group, you'll be discovering your unique voice, finding and honing your story, and bringing your work to life to move people in a way you may never have imagined possible.

The workshop includes things like improv exercises, supportive discussion about your piece and time on stage to create. It’s one part comedy, one part group therapy, one part alchemy. All parts good.

Come for the knock-down, drag-out, full-on self-expression. Stay for the fun and connection. Leave with a feature-length video of your piece you can show and expand on, to perform at Fringe Festivals, theaters, conferences, house concerts, tours, and more. Your Epic Hero’s Journey begins here.

We'll work toward creating your piece with the following themes to advance your piece:

  • Exploration, Improv, & Comedy
  • Deep Dive & Somatic StoryHealing
  • Sketching a Story Arc
  • Workshopping a Draft
  • Raising Stakes for Characters
  • Editing, Honing, & Polishing

Testimonials (click below to watcht the video!)

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What Students are Saying

  • "This class has been a game-changer."

  • "Sometimes the lessons she teaches are so profound, that I'm a bit amazed at what just happened."

  • "I love what she brings and the space she holds. She CARES so deeply. All the time, bringing out the best in us."

  • “I’m blown away. She sees the potential and very eloquently and gracefully guides students. I just love her approach. She's created a beautiful container for the essence of who we are to emerge.”

  • “Alicia is a brilliant facilitator. I'm grateful for her for her skill, her care, her gentleness, her power and her wisdom.”

About Alicia's Students

People who have worked with Alicia have appeared on Broadway, on Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel, headlined The Improv in LA, started theatre companies, been featured on TED Talks that have gone viral, led troupes dancing in Carnaval, performed on musical stages internationally, acted in professional theatre productions, performed at The Moth NYC, and been featured artists on NPR. Her students have incorporated standup comedy, storytelling, poetry, singing, dancing, and performance art into their work.

Summer Solo Showdown Begins July 30, 2018

Tuition includes:

  • 6 Days of Small-Group Workshop Time with Alicia

  • 1 Private Half-Hour Session with Alicia

  • 1 Epic Buddy to help support you on your journey

  • 1 Final Reading/Performance you'll invite your friends & family to catch

  • 1 Video of Your Final Full-Length Epic Piece

  • 1 Crazy, Amazing Adventure


Space is limited to 12 participants, and the class is expected to fill quickly. [Workshops pretty much always sell out.]


$997 So So Early Bird Ticket
$1197 Regular Early Bird Ticket
$1497 Just Woke Up, Lemme In Ticket

No refunds, but tickets are fully transferrable.

Final Thoughts...

When I see a concert, a play, a speaker, or a comedian, I want to be moved. I want to leave different than when I came in. For the better. Whether that's having laughed my head off or crying out that hard-to-reach tear. To me, brilliant performers, not only share what they're authentically thinking, they share what they're really, truly feeling. And now, more than any time in human evolution, it's vital we bring all of who we are. Turns out, any human who is dedicated to the truth and who shows up fully, can do this, and I can show you how.

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