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Das2019: Creating Solo Shows with Philip Markle

Friday, June 28, 2019 | 2:15 pm - 5:15 pm


The most powerful thing you can share onstage comes from your own life experiences. What can you say, from your point of view, that no one else could express like you do? This class will mine your true-life stories to create a narrative solo show that represents your voice onstage. Over the course of two classes (with a bit of homework in-between), students will learn to use the tools and talents at their disposal to bring to life a thematically-driven, one-person show. By the end of workshop, students will develop the outline of a solo show, along with intense, personal feedback on honing your voice. Philip has written many solo shows including his one-man musical SPARKLE HOUR, which has played all over the USA, including to rave reviews in the NY international Fringe Festival.

Prior experience required – at least one improv or stand-up or storytelling class (or equivalent performance experience).

Philip MarklePhilip Markle has performed in and produced hundreds of shows and taught acting and improv internationally, from Berlin to Bali.

Philip graduated from Northwestern University and trained in improvisation in Chicago at The Annoyance, iO, and Second City. He moved to NYC in 2013 to launch the theatre and training center of The Annoyance Theater NY, where he acted as its Executive Director until Fall 2016.

He is now the Founder and Artistic Director of The Brooklyn Comedy Collective, where he currently teaches and performs. Highlights include musically improvising with Baby Wants Candy in Chicago and BLANK: The Musical Off-Broadway in NY and his national-touring musical improv show Happy Karaoke Fun Time.

As a storyteller, he has performed at The Moth and The Paper Machete and is a writer on Medium.com with 100k+ reads and has been published in Insider magazine.

He is a proud member of the children’s education theatre companies The Story Pirates and Barrel of Monkeys. He executive produced, wrote, and acted in the digital shorts series “The Annoyance Presents” on IFC’s Comedy Crib.

Philip has written a one-man show, Sparkle Hour, which was featured to rave reviews in the 2013 NY International Fringe Festival. He regularly produces his monthly show Sparkle Hour, which first played at the historic Joe’s Pub in June, 2018.

This workshop is part of Das Improv Festival 2019


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Friday, June 28, 2019
2:15 pm - 5:15 pm
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