A few years back, when the Happy Hour Salon was in full swing (my bi-monthly variety show for new works of different genres), I was also hosting the Happy Hour Salon Writing Workshop. We got people together once a week who were working on solo show projects of different moods and stripes, and used each other’s feedback to develop the writing side of the work.
When I’m in town, I’m always happy to look for another group to bring together– feel free to send me your interest for late fall of 2012. In the meantime and whenever I’m out of town doing an acting job, I am still able to coach privately, through e-mail and Skype.
I’m working with a client now whose piece has grown exponentially– what started as a solo show has turned into a full-length play, and I can’t wait to see what happens next. It’s so fulfilling to help someone realize that you don’t HAVE to be overwhelmed, it doesn’t have to be perfect, and you’re not writing an encyclopedia. One word in front of the other, with a bit of direction, can work wonders. (Advice that always bears repeating in front of my own face, in the mirror.) Don’t be afraid! And feel free to contact me to set up a coaching package.
“Don’t be nervous. Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.”– Henry Miller
Posted on May 15, 2012