Deblinger: Creating Solo Performance

Presented by David Deblinger

Are you an actor or writer wanting to learn to create and perform your own work? This six-part workshop helps you build compelling, authentic and theatrical solo performance. First forming a tight ensemble, classes will use a combination of improvisation – storytelling (written and verbal, offering participants the opportunity to bring in moments), characters, stand up comedy, song or movement – to create new material based on stories that, for this particular group, matter most. The group will be led in a unique process designed to build trust, in order to create an atmosphere where ensemble members become more and more willing to dare to share the truth, be it autobiographical or from the imagination. It is extremely important that each student helps create an environment of support and respect. Guidance will be offered on finding venues and self-producing and the class will culminate with a sharing of work for invited guests.

David Deblinger, co-founder of Labyrinth Theater Company, and an award-winning actor/writer/director has appeared in numerous plays, films and on television in BROAD CITY, BLUE BLOODS, THE SOPRANOS, SEX AND THE CITY, LAW AND ORDER SVU, and more. He is currently touring his own critically acclaimed performance piece LUCKY PENNY to venues around the country.

Read about LUCKY PENNY in The New York Times

“High voltage energy…. moving…Mr. Deblinger has a seemingly effortless ability to slip into the voices of other people…” – Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

“His body morphs… he makes you laugh. And… just when you think you’ve escaped the tears, Mr. Deblinger makes you cry.” – Helene Stapinski, The New York Times