Make Your Own Big Break. Write Your Damn Show.
"Anne Marie Scheffler is a true find for anyone looking to honestly and wholeheartedly create a piece of artistic expression. For years I secretly dreamed of creating a one person show but never thought it would come to fruition until I heard about Anne Marie’s workshop. She was able to tease out the potential of my writing and helped me come up with a script. After four sessions and a staged reading I feel that I too can be out in the world sharing the stories that are meaningful to me and entertaining to those who get to see them performed! Thanks Anne Marie!!!" - S.B.
Spend 5 nights creating your show. The first four evenings are creating the script, finding your story, honing your voice and seeing the big picture of your own hit show. Intense, fun and creative. A rare opportunity to hold the space and energy for yourself and your show. Birth your show fast!
Last class on stage. 5 students max.
Monday nights, 7-9pm, creating your show. Last class on stage. Limited to 5 students max. Los Angeles, California. Venue tbc.
$450 USD. Email email@example.com to register
“Anne Marie Scheffler is a master story teller with eight one-person shows under her belt. Her teaching style combines all her experience, pragmatic writing exercises and a savvy business sense. Her generosity as a coach and as a fellow performer is outstanding. At the end of the workshop, not only are you inspired but you also have tools to make your work become financially successful. I highly recommend her.”-Martha Chaves, Stand-up Comedian/ Actor
One Person Show Workshop, Private Studio Toronto
Spend an inspiring weekend with Anne Marie and begin to shape and write your show. Identify your show that only you can tell. Learn about the business and marketing of a solo show and how to monetize your work. Secrets and tips from 25 years of doing it.
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One Person Show Workshop
Oct 13 & Oct 14, 2018,
11am to 3pm, Sat & Sun,
Private Studio, Coxwell & Danforth,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
A 2-day workshop with Anne Marie Scheffler on how to create your own one person show
“Working with Anne Marie was great. I went in with no ideas and came out with an almost complete solo show. She offers knowledgeable insight and exercises that inspire creative work. She also creates an environment where I felt safe to express my new ideas.”-- JS
"Time in your workshop changed my life! I feel like the words "thank you" will never be enough, but know that my heart could burst." - CO
The best way to get work is to make work. Act in the best role, the one you wrote for YOU! Anne Marie Scheffler is a critically acclaimed solo performer - her first solo show - SItuation: Norma- debuted in 1994 and took her across Canada and The US. With 8 shows, an one-hour TV special, television shows in development and a long list of acting and writing credits and awards, including co-writing and co-starring in the international hits Suddenly Mommy and MILF Life Crisis, Anne Marie can show you how to create your own big break!
What: Find your story, write new material, and leave with an outline of your one person show. Learn secrets and tips about how to produce, market and sell your show.
Who: Learn from the Queen of Comedy. Anne Marie Scheffler has 8 successful shows (including Suddenly Mommy and MILF Life Crisis) which she performs to rave reviews and sold out crowds all over North America. Her 5th show, Not Getting It, is a one-hour TV special on The Comedy Network. A Second City Alumnae, award-winning actor and writer Scheffler shares her expertise with those who want to create their own work. “A stellar one woman show, Scheffler’s creation is superb!”
A 5 week masterclass to learn about creating and staging an original solo show, with last class a performance on stage.
Anne Marie Scheffler leads the class through the basics of creating, performing and selling your own one person show. Students will learn:
how to find your comedic voice
how to identify your story
how to identify “what do you want to say to the world?”
how to discover your archetype
how to create a whole world alone on stage
how to market and package your show
the basic production tools needed to present a solo show
The course promises engaged learning, that has the students:
warm up the stage to own it as a solo performer
use their bodies as a main tool on stage to own “who they are”
explore vocal tools as ways to create other characters
do writing exercises to create the story
do writing exercises to create transitions and leitmotifs
make a marketing and simple business plan
identify how to serve a specific audience
perform their own short solo piece on the last class (theatre venue tbc)
Anne Marie Scheffler is an actor/ writer/ comedian/ voice artist in LA and Toronto. And the star and creator of 8 one woman shows. Her 5th show, Not Getting It, is a one hour television special on The Comedy Network. Her live properties are the source material for her film and television and streaming properties. An entertainment profession for over 25 years, Anne Marie is an expert in her field.
Private Coaching Available.
One one one via Skype, phone or in person.
"I signed up for this workshop with just an inkling of what writing a one-person show entails. I left the workshop with a theme for my show, title, thesis statement and exercises to efficiently and creatively develop more content.
Anne Marie creates a welcoming, engaging and extremely entertaining learning environment. She enlivens the room with a positive feel that builds confidence among the students. Each person is encouraged to pursue her or his ideas with their own individual style.
In addition to the writing exercises and showing us how to develop more content for our show, Anne Marie devoted time to marketing a show. I had not thought of this and this portion of the workshop was extremely valuable. She showed us how to establish a personal brand, how to use social media, how and when to apply to performance venues and festivals. She gave us resources to develop our own marketing program.
After completing the workshop, I am so much farther along in developing and performing a show than I could have imagined when I enrolled. Plus, I now have a mentor in Anne Marie and a group of classmates that will serve as a sounding board, encourage me and hold me accountable on my one-person show path."
"I attended the Second City Training Center workshop for putting on a "One Person Show" facilitated by Anne Marie Scheffler. Anne Marie, transformed a classroom into an inclusive global experience. Writing exercises and tools such as the Hero's journey, helped to shape and add more depth and meaning, to amazing stories shared by the participants. Anne Marie created an artistic sanctuary for expression, where strangers became a family of collaborators, committed to helping each other's success in the creation and performance of their "One Person" Shows."
"Time in your workshop changed my life! I feel like the words "thank you" will never be enough, but know that my heart could burst."
"When I first saw Anne Marie’s One Person Show Workshop, it was like looking at a harmless little switch on the wall. “Hmm, what’s the worst that could happen if I flipped this switch…?”
Ten billion volts of creativity later, there was no worst, only best. I now have the bones of a one-woman show that will make delicious, comical sense of this writer’s life—and be fun along the way. Anne Marie has a way of seeing right through our fake and filtered pleasant selves to THE STORY!!!
She did this for me, who thought there was no story. I watched her do the same for everyone else in the room and learned through the watching, too. Anne Marie, you are Magic. Truly.”
"Anne Marie Scheffler's One Person Show Workshop was wonderful! I went in with much uncertainty, doubt and hesitation, but I'm glad I attended because I came out more vitalized and focused. Anne Marie Scheffler displayed great energy, enthusiasm and excitement from beginning to end, as well as being very insightful and professional. Her attention to the class and each attendee was fantastic. It was like one big happy orgy, and we all left equally satisfied. For me, it was as if I was a plumber, uncertain of his craft, but with Anne Marie Scheffler's help and guidance, my tools to work that comedy pipeline have never been better."
"Anne Marie’s workshop surpasses all expectations! Not only did she cater to each individual student in the class, but she sets you up with a toolbox so you can walk out of those 2 days with the confidence to continue to work on your concept to completion. Not sure what your concept is? No worries, she will help you find that too! The weekend flew by way too fast!"
"I attended Anne Marie Scheffler's "One Person Show Workshop" at the Second City Training Center, and WOW! Not only did I gain so much helpful support for my upcoming show, but this class kick-started another one-person show that I had been mulling over for about six months. With the writing prompts, challenges and advice from Anne Marie along with the sharing and support from the rest of the class members, I realized that everyone's voice is so unique and everyone's story is worthy of telling (now, I do believe that my voice is worth hearing as well). I would highly recommend this class to anyone looking to further develop their ideas for a one-person show no matter what stage of the process they're in."