The Marga Gomez Workshop ( 2018)

“The Marga Gomez Workshop gave me the confidence and skills to actually get up and DO IT. “ Dhaya Lakshminarayanan : The Moth, NPR, Nerd Nation

“What an amazing four-week workshop. In that amount of time, Marga guided the class to accomplish what’s normally done in six or eight weeks — fleshing out characters, seeing them move around onstage, and starting to craft an engaging and compelling theater piece. If you’re looking for an open, nurturing, and creative space to gain the confidence and know-how to put together a full-length solo show, this is it.” — Maria Breaux, Filmmaker and Performer

 Marga Gomez in 2018's "Latin Standards" a New York Times "Critic's Pick

Marga Gomez in 2018's "Latin Standards" a New York Times "Critic's Pick

Go deeper or lighten up your story, further your command of the stage, pump up characters and learn from someone who has made a living at solo performance for decades. In an energized, and supportive environment Marga Gomez will offer constructive feedback, tools and exercises to find the humor, raise the stakes and root your performance piece physically and vocally. The class will include group discussion for participants and auditors. This workshop is geared for comedic and dramatic solo performance and storytelling. This is not a stand up class. If you have a project you are starting or in mid development this is for you. If you are simply  interested in observing the creative and performance process this is for you. 

The Marga Gomez Workshop is one of the only SF workshops with a screening process to ensure a supportive, diverse, harmonious and vigorous group experience.  It’s also FUN. Apply by Feb, 28th.  Applicants will be notified March 2nd.    

TO APPLY as Performing Participant (6 spaces avail.) - Please paste minimum 1 - 3 pages text of your piece and a paragraph about your experience in performance or related field.  First draft okay. Spelling errors not important as long as I can decipher it. But most important what you submit should be something that can be performed in the class. Outlines or idea fragments will not be accepted. (Fee $250 due upon acceptance)

TO APPLY as Observer (6 spaces avail.) No experience necessary. You will be able to watch the process ask and participate in Q&A but not perform. . Because space is limited those with strongest interest in solo performance will be selected. Please write 20 to 50 words on your interest in solo performance. ($100 due upon acceptance)

For Solo Performers & Storytellers

* All Levels / All People
  • 4 Tuesdays in March from 6:45 - 9:30pm 2018
  • Brava's Studio March 13, 20, 27 and April 3 - 2018 Mission District, San Francisco

Apply Before Feb 28th  (Scroll down for Application)

Performing participant level - 6 slots available. Fee $250 all inclusive (4 sessions on your feet with Marga's feedback up to 10 minutes stage time or more each week. Online support)

Auditor/observers 6 slots available (includes 4 full sessions, some group exercises, and discussion) Fee $100

Submit your application no later than Feb 20th, 2018.  All applicants will be notified on Feb 28th. Send any questions to 

Marga Gomez is a GLAAD Award winning writer/performer of twelve solo shows which have been produced Off Broadway, nationally and internationally. She has been teaching solo performance for 5 years at Brava Theater, American Conservatory Theater, Counterpulse, Boston's Theater Offensive and more. 

Below: Marga Gomez, John Leguizamo, David Drake profiled in Vogue Magazine feature "Going Solo" in 1993. 

Not in San Francisco? Marga is also available for video coaching and consultation on your project. Contact


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Please submit your application no later than Feb 28th, 2018. Send any questions to