SPRINGBOARD YOUR STORY
TWO-PART INTRO: Friday January 30 7:30-10:30pm and Sunday, February 1, 2-5pm, Manhattan
TWO-PART “NEXT STEP”: Sunday February 22nd and Sunday March 1st, 2-5pm, Manhattan
So there’s that show/book/script you want to write about your life or some event that happened in history. But then it begs the question – where do you start? What do you want to be literal? What do you want to be surreal? In short, how do you take something true and create a show out of it? This workshop is an idea generator. A way to take the general “I want to do a show / book about this” sensation and turn it into actual material. In two weeks – including short daily worksheets, along with weekly group meetings online and office hours – we will inspire and excite you to get it done. You’re going to come up with a series of seeds for diffferent scenes / monologues / characters / songs/ movement – And get your project off on the right foot. Now also available for groups! We will give you and your group the tools you need to leverage all your unique personalites to create unique material on a common thread. Perfect for Sketch Comedy groups, writing groups or any group of like minded individuals.
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I really felt that the title of the course was true– my notebook now has notes ready to “springboard” my story and I know I can look back on those notes when I need inspiration to keep writing. – Ani
It really helped me to step out of my mindset and get a new perspective on my project. – Jessica
I think the short writing exercises are great as it gave me no time to filter or censor myself which often happens when I write alone. -Mike
Who are we? Pat Shay and Mary Theresa Archbold are a married couple who have performed and written several shows and scripts together. Most notably, “Jazz Hand: Tales of a one Armed Woman” that started at FringeNYC brought them to NBC and most recently an invited performance at The Kennedy Center. They also created the show and webseries, Pat and Mary Save Their Marriage where historical couples help them to solve modern marriage problems. They have performed and taught improv and sketch comedy for the legenday Second City and iO and here in NY at The PIT, UCB and Magnet. They are contributors to Felicity Huffman’s Whattheflicka.com – as well, you can see their mugs bouncing around on commercials and TV.
They love to launch creative ideas from truth – personal or historical. Fulfill that New’s Year resolution and start to join the ranks of John Leguizamo, Nia Vardalos, Eric Bogosian, and Lin Manuel Miranda who used their lives to launch their careers.
Have questions? Let us know at dearpatandmary at gmail.