Solo Show & Storytelling: Fire & Ice (Fall 2020)

09/29/2020 - 11/10/2020




  • $299.00  -  General
  • $249.00  -  New Student




Sessions: 7 Tuesdays
Session Dates: Sep 29, Oct 06, 13, 20, 27, Nov 03, 10
Session Time: 6:00pm - 9:15pm Central Time


Solo Show & Storytelling: Fire & Ice

Sep 29 - Nov 10
6:00pm - 9:15pm Central Time

Instructor: Arlene Malinowski

This hands-on workshop is for writers, actors & storytellers at all levels who want to work on the development of a solo show or story for the stage. This can include work at any stage of development from an idea to a finished piece. The class will focus on finding your unique voice and the voice of your story, plot, structure, character development, and techniques to manipulate storyteller/audience relationship. This class offers an opportunity to develop material, class exercises, one-on-one coaching, AND cheerleading. I am here to be your vision keeper with the goal of getting your work in the world. We will work hard and have big fun!

Arlene has been performing and teaching Solo & Story for over 25 years. Her award-winning solo works have been performed both in the US and internationally. She views her solo work as an artistic espresso of her social justice work in the area of Deafness and disability.  Her plays include, A Little Bit Not Normal, Full Disclosure, Aiming for Sainthood, What Does the Sun Sound Like, Interrobang, and Where All of it is True and None of it is Real. Theaters include Victory Gardens, Pritzker Pavilion, 16th Street theater, HBO Workspace, Collaboration, West Coast Ensemble, Minneapolis Arts center, St Louis Center of Contemporary Art and College and Universities. She is the recipient of 3 Arts/UIC fellowship, LA Ovations award, LA Garland Award. Finalist in New Plays from Heartland, semi-finalist Blue Ink award, and the O’Neill.As an actor, she has performed on stages in LA and Chicago including Goodman, 16th Street, Victory Gardens. She has been an Artist in Residence at 16th Street and Quad City. As a storyteller, she has performed all over Chicago & LA. Taught at College of the Canyons, Victory Gardens and Master-classes nationwide. She is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists where she has developed the Solo & Story curriculum.

Classes will be held via Zoom. Instructors will send out Zoom invites one day before class begins. We encourage students to setup a Zoom account for themselves before class if they have not already to ensure when class begins you are able to jump straight into the art!

Sessions/Weekday 7 Tuesdays
Session Dates

Sep 29
Oct 06, 13, 20, 27
Nov 03, 10

Time 6:00pm - 9:15pm Central Time

This class is ideal for students with experience ranging from beginner to advanced.