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Create Your Own One Person Show

Tutor: Jonathan Brown
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next start dates:  Wednesday 4 April 2018 

Whether it be a monologue / theatre piece, one-person show, stand up, performance poetry, solo improvised theatre, devised or visual theatre, forum theatre, theatrical  memoir or storytelling, this course will help you move from page to stage and beyond, to help you with: Writing & re-drafting material; performance skills; testing your material with supportive peers; working with a director; technical / staging  considerations; venues;  publicity.

The course will culminate in a scratch* performance of your work to an invited audience, and a debrief afterwards. (*A 15-20 minute snippet of your work).

About the tutor

Jonathan is an experienced teacher and group facilitator, and has been teaching theatre, both with the WEA, and independently for over 10 years.

Since 2007, his theatre company has won and been nominated in most of the available prize categories at the Brighton Fringe, and his one-person show training course has led to an Argus Angel Award for two participants, and his mentoring of a Best New Play nominee.

Jonathan is Artistic Director of Something Underground Theatre Company:
    • Winner: Best New Play Award, Brighton Fringe 2012  (Jonathan Brown, The Last Lunch).
    • Shortlisted:  Best New Play Award, Brighton Fringe 2013 (Jonathan Brown, The Silent Stream)
    • Winner: Best Male Performer, Brighton Fringe 2013 (Jonathan Brown, The Silent Stream)
    • Winner: Best Female Performer, Brighton Fringe 2014 (K Goodfellow, Smoking Ban, written & directed by JB)
    • Nominated:   Best Female Performer,Brighton Fringe 2013 (Rachel Guershon for Betsy: Wisdom of a Brighton Whore, written and directed by JB)


“Jonathan is an exceptionally capable teacher. He has a rare gift for really seeing a person, listening intently to what they have to say, telling them that one thing they really need to hear so they can understand their inhibitions and really dig deep to release their creativity.”
Hana Fazal, 2016
“Jonathan has given me the courage to rediscover the performer in me, after a number of years doing other things. Some of it is challenging and all of it is fun.” Claire Dalkin May 2015