Write Your Damn Show.
You need a platform. A show. A way to express.
Nia Vardalos said that: "Don't wait by the phone, call yourself." Nia wrote a one woman show called My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which became the hit movie of the same name. Not bad. I was listening to Shawn Mendes' Please Have Mercy on Me. I realize we as humans want to feel. We want someone to get emotional. And then in their emotional performance, we live that emotion. Write that. The angry moment, the embarrassing moment, the deeply in love moment. Put it on stage. Heal people. Isn't that why you want a show?
You know the power of live theatre. You have a clear, artistic voice. You know you have a story to tell. Now you need a show. Work with Anne Marie Scheffler, the queen of the solo shows, to create your very own one person show that will change the world. Your world, to start! Open conversations with: “I wrote a show about...” and “I just got off stage..” and “my sitcom is based on my live show...”
This five day incubator is perfect for actors who want a show to move their career forward. Or for those who NEED TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES. Anne Marie will lead you through fun and revealing writing exercises so you have a full draft of your show by the end of the week. And you get to put it on its feet. Class includes a performance. Bring your new show to the stage... and the world!
11am to 3pm
January 7th to 11th 2019.
Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Ave. Toronto
Evening show Fri Jan 11th Red Sandcastley Theatre, 922 Queen St. E.
$555 + HST = $627.15 CDN, payment plans available
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"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 and helped me come up with a script. After four sessions and a 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.
"I attended Anne Marie Scheffler's "One Person Show Workshop" at the Second City 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."
One Person Show Workshop, Second City Hollywood
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.
One Person Show Workshop
Feb 2 & 3, 2019,
10am to 3pm, Sat & Sun,
Second City Hollywood,
6560 Hollywood Blvd. LA, CA
"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.”
One Person Show Workshop Part 2, Second City Hollywood
You know what your one person show is. You’ve got the idea, (even if it’s just in your head). Now you just want the actual script! This workshop is designed for writing, writing, writing. Specific writing exercises will give you the key points of your show: the introduction, how to take us into your world, the forwards, the climax, the transformation, the ending…and you’re gold! In this kickass weekend of writing, you will work hard and forge your story with love, pressure, and truth.
This class is beneficial for those who have already taken the One Person Show Workshop, but those with outside experience can also apply to join the class. If you haven’t taken the first workshop, submit a description of your project to request a spot in PART 2.
One Person Show Workshop Part 2
Feb 16 & 17, 2019,
10am to 3pm, Sat & Sun,
Second City Hollywood,
6560 Hollywood Blvd. LA, CA
"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."
“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.”
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 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 writing and 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, writer and voice artist, Scheffler shares her priceless expertise and hands on experience 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.
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