Jessica Lynn Johnson - The Art of Creating the One Person Show

iO West

Sunday, March 13, 2016
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028
Sunday, March 13, 2016
iO West 6366 Hollywood Blvd. Los AngelesCA  90028

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What's Included

Jessica will take you through the creation process of developing a one person play, exploring character development, solo play structure, varying solo theatre performance techniques, and much more! Regardless of the students’ acting or writing experience, Jessica is skilled at meeting individuals wherever they are at in their creative development. The simple truth is that everyone has a story to tell and through a variety of unique writing and performance exercises, Jessica will take your story from the page to the stage! Her student’s one person shows have been seen in the LA Women’s Theatre Festival, the Hollywood Fringe Festival, the NYC United Solo Theatre Festival, the Whitefire Solo Fest, and this winter, in the Funny Women Festival as well! Jessica Lynn Johnson, is a published playwright, recipient of BEST NATIONAL SOLO ARTIST AWARD, and founder of Soaring Solo Theatre Company Los Angeles. Jessica teaches solo theatre at the Whitefire Theatre of Sherman Oaks, as well as privately directing and developing her students’ solo works all over the world. For over a decade she has “edu-tained” international audiences touring her 25 character one person shows.

About This Organizer

The LA branch of Chicago’s famed ImprovOlympic, iO West boasts dozens of L.A.’s best improv and sketch comedians as alums. Based on the work of director Del Close and co-founder Charna Halpern, iO pioneered the long-form improv style known as Harold, and created a story-based approach to improvisatory acting. iO West classes include seven levels of advanced improv training, as well as sketch and television writing programs, and students can also enroll in shorter workshops in subjects ranging from storytelling to commercial audition and beyond.  

L.A.'s premiere improv and sketch comedy venue, the iO WEST Theatre (formerly Improv Olympic), features the best improv and sketch comedy in Hollywood, with shows on two stages, seven nights a week! Celebrity guests perform with veteran improvisers every week. iO WEST's 99-seat, two-level Mainstage theatre includes a full bar, cocktail service, and state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems. The Andy Dick Black Box is “the lab in the back:” an experimental space that is open to all ages. Additionally, iO WEST offers improv classes, writing classes, and much more. Our alumni feature the best and brightest actors, writers, and directors in the entertainment industry, including: Emmy-winner, Tina Fey, as well as Amy Poehler, Vince Vaughn, Adam McKay, Mike Myers, Jack McBrayer, Seth Meyers, Chris Farley, Andy Dick, Andy Richter, as well as numerous writers and performers from Saturday Night Live, MADtv, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, 30 Rock… not to mention the most promising talent of tomorrow.

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