The Actors Centre

Produce and Perform a One-Person Play

WHAT IS IT? First, we’ll look at how to go about creating an amazing one-person play based around your strengths as an actor. We’ll examine vocal and movement techniques, creating characters, stagecraft, choosing the right material, working efficiently and practically in a limited time period, audience interaction, timing and transforming for a role. Next we’ll look at how to actually produce the play and sell it out. This will involve delving into the marketing side, but very much from an actor’s point of view. Whether you’re just considering delving into the world of one-person plays, or you have a solo show ready to go but it needs some care and attention, this workshop is geared to help you. We’ll also be discussing the importance of mindset and exploring the philosophy of cutting out the middle men standing in the way of you progressing your career.

HOW WILL IT WORK? For half of the day, we’ll be on our feet examining the unique form of a one-person plays and how to act in them. For the other half of the day, we'll be exploring the production and marketing side of things.

WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? Everything you need to know about acting and producing a brilliant one-person play and a new perspective on how to build your career without anyone’s permission.

Workshop tier: INTRODUCTORY

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David William Bryan

David William Bryan trained at the Stella Adler Studio in NYC. After five years of appearing in commercials, features and various theatre productions, he decided to specialise in one-person shows. His first one-person show “Trashed” at the Underbelly saw huge critical acclaim at Edinburgh and Vault Festivals in 2017. His second show “In Loyal Company” at the Pleasance is due to sell out at Edinburgh festival 2018.  


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