Two Night INTENSIVE January 25, 26th 2017 (6:30- 9:30pm)

Learn how to command the stage and perform life stories from someone who has made a living at it for decades. For two consecutive nights in an energized, and supportive enviroinment Marga Gomez will offer constructive feedback to performers and tools to find the humor, raise the stakes and root performances physically and vocally. The class will include Q&A, group discussion and an overview on the basics of building your audience  through effective promotion. This workshop is geared for theatrical performance. It's not a stand up comedy workshop.

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 January 15, 2017  Applicants will be notified January 19th wither way.   

TO APPLY as Performing Participant (10 spaces avail.) - You must have minimum 2 pages of solo script written or 6 pages maximum to apply.  Also required 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 $75 due upon acceptance)

TO APPLY as Observer (10 spaces avail.)  Submit 25 to 50 words about what you hope to get out of the workshop. You will be able to watch the process but not perform. So no experience necessary. Because space is limited those with strongest interest in solo performance will be selected. (Fee due upon acceptance)

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Please submit your application no later than 11pm PST January 15th, 2017. Send any questions to

The Marga Gomez   Workshop

Comedy, Danger & Survival Tips For Solo Performers at A.C.t's "The Costume Shop"

January 25th, 26th 2017

**6:30 to 9:30pm**
A.C.T's "The Costume Shop"  1117 MARKET ST, SAN FRANCISCO

A.C.T's "The Costume Shop" 

Applications Now Being Accepted

$75 performing participants (includes 2 consecutive 3 hour sessions Wed and Thursday evenings) 

$30 per night or $50 for both nights - auditor/observers 

Submit your application no later than 11pm PST January 15th, 2017. Applicants will be notified on January 19th. 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 and working as a solo performer for 25 years.

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

“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