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Turn Your Life Story into a One-Person Show
Turn Your Life Story into a One-Person Show

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What does Lily Tomlin, Chazz Palminteri, and Whoopi Goldberg have in commonne? They all got discovered from doing one-person shows. The stories that you tell your friends could be translated into a show as producers, development people, and network executives are scouring small theaters in search of the next break-out talent.

Join Judy Carter, comedy coach and author of the "Comedy Bible," Mark Travis, internationally acclaimed one-person show writer and director, and Racquel Lehrman, specializing in public relations and production of one-person shows. This 90 minute Teleseminar will cover a number of topics.

How to:
turn a standup set into a one-person show
avoid the five biggest mistakes talent makes
pick stories to build a show around
get from idea to opening night
turn family members into compelling characters
promote a one-person show on a shoe string
actually make money from producing a one-person show

Judy Carter
Judy Carter is the author of “The Comedy Bible” and is one of America's top motivational humorists, appearing on over 100 television shows including Oprah, Good Morning America, and CNN. She conducts comedy workshops worldwide as well as speaks to government groups, professional associations and Fortune 500 companies. Judy has shared stages with President Bill Clinton, Deepak Chopra, Lance Armstrong and Lily Tomlin.

Mark Travis
Mark W. Travis is known internationally for the Solo shows that he has developed and directed over the past 20 years.

Mark’s first solo show Time Flies When You’re Alive, with Paul Linke ran for one year of sold out performances in Los Angeles before becoming an HBO Special. When Mark developed and directed "A Bronx Tale" with Chazz Palmenteri, it launched Chazz’s career with successful runs in Los Angeles and New York before becoming the hit film directed by Robert DeNiro. Mark also developed and directed Insomnia with stand-up comic Dana Gould which became a sold-out hit at the Just For Laughs Festival in Montreal. Other notable solo shows developed and directed by Mark include: "Undressing New Jersey," "Something In His Genes," "The Dangerous Lure of High Heels," "Cabin Fever," "What Does The Sun Sound Like?," "They Call Me Mr. Fry," "Hip Bones and Cool Whip," "Almost Made," "Walking Back to Brooklyn" and "Fornicationally Challenged." Mark has been credited in the LA Time with having created a ‘new theater genre’.

Racquel Lehrman
Racquel Lehrman is the founder and managing director of Theatre Planners, her own theatre production/PR firm which has been serving the Los Angeles theatre scene for almost ten years. She graduated from NYU-Tisch School of the Arts and lived in NY for many years producing theatre. Theatre Planners has since developed into a very busy and successful outlet for actors, writers, producers and theatre companies, doing everything from producing, publicity, consulting, marketing and more. Racquel loves to make productions a reality and help to keep the theatre scene in LA alive and strong. She is also the owner of the Lounge Theatres in Hollywood on Theatre Row.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 17 November, 2011.