Creating Successful Solo and Duo Shows

Sun. Aug 26, 2018 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
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$30.00 - $45.00
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$30.00 - $45.00
18 and Over
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with T.J. Mannix of LimboLand


Date: Sunday, August 26
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: City Theater, Hamburg Studio Theater
Experience: Advanced
Price: $30 (more on workshop pricing)


Remember that time you said you were going to create a solo show and never did? Why bother? What's the point? What makes your show any different from the hundreds of other vanity projects out there? T.J. has been directing solo and duo shows for years in NYC, working with individuals and duos to figure out the why, the how, and the specifics that will set your show apart. Breaking the rules. Going with your gut. Figuring out why you care enough to make the show work. Using your strengths to discover new ways to tackle openings and transitions. Finding a new approach to narrative.


"(T.J. goes) above and beyond and I never had a teacher who is as passionate and serious to teach as I am to LEARN, absorb, and grow."
–Jessica Kramer, Improvisor


"T.J. gave me a confidence in myself that I've never experienced before. He connects with you on a personal level to make you better. It's terrifying and exhilarating...and it gets the job done."
–Joshua Dialosa


About Your Instructor


T.J. Mannix


T.J. Mannix is an 21-year veteran of the NYC improv scene, and has taught and performed in 13 countries. He has toured with The Second City/NCL, was an original cast member of the critically-acclaimed ""BLANK the Musical"" off-Broadway, and is the Founder/Artistic Director of the 10th annual New York Musical Improv Festival. T.J. has taught/performed at the UCB, P.I.T., and Magnet Theaters and is a faculty member at the Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre at the New York Film Academy.


With his epic one-man, improvised musical "LimboLand," T.J. has headlined at the Vancouver International Improv Festival, Chicago Musical Improv Festival, NY Musical Improv Festival, San Francisco's West Coast Musical Improv Festival, Countdown (321) Festival in Tampa, NC Comedy Arts Festival, and Improv Festivals in San Diego, Palm Beach, Newark, Hartford, and Kansas City.


T.J. recently scored the Law and Order trifecta, playing everything from an evil minister to an gay kidnapper. He has appeared in Law and Order: SVU, Law and Order, L&O Criminal Intent, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and had recurring roles As the World Turns, All My Children, and One Life to Live. T.J. is also known in NYC for his popular Commercial Auditioning classes for improvisors. He admits to spending a very dark year working as a Mousketeer.

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City Theatre 1300 Bingham Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
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