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 April 25, 2017  Applicants will be notified April 28th    

TO APPLY as Performing Participant (8 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 $150 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. ($75 due upon acceptance)

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Please submit your application no later than April 25, 2017. Send any questions to margagomezworkshop@gmail.com

The Marga Gomez     Workshop

      For Solo Performers

      3 Tuesdays   6:45 - 9:45 pm

   May 2, May 9, May 16     

Apply Now or Before April 25th at Brava Theater Studio in the Mission, SF

$150 performing participants (includes 3 sessions, discussion, 5-10 minutes stage time each session followed by feedback) 8 spaces available 

$75 auditor/observers (includes 3 full sessions and discussion) 6 spaces available

Submit your application no later than April 25, 2017.  All applicants will be notified on April 28. Send any questions to margagomezworkshop@gmail.com 

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 margagomezworkshop@gmail.com

“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