write your solo show

Next workshop begins Mar. 7th, 2023

A brief interview is required prior to registration. Please join the waiting list below and we'll contact you when a spot opens.


Have you always wanted to write and perform a solo show? Does the idea thrill and/or terrify you? Do you feel like you've got a story to tell...but you're not quite sure what it is yet?

You're not alone!

Join Mary-Beth Manning for a fun and lively 12-week course on writing your own one-person show where you can share your material in a safe, supportive, and creatively stimulating environment. Through writing exercises, one-on-one discussion, and sharing of your material, Mary-Beth will guide you through the process of generating a rough draft of approximately half an hour of material (five-minutes a week) over the course of six weeks.

"Mary-Beth has an intuitive ability to grasp the strength and profoundness of each story and to gently guide you towards finding your own way to express it."

Adriana Gradziel

Class Size: Limited to 4 female writers (and for all who identify as she/her).

Class Length: 12 weeks (this is an ongoing workshop for writers at all levels)

Class Days and Times: Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Where: Zoom

Price: $800/12 weeks

Please note: There are no refunds for this workshop, nor transferring registration to other classes. We do not prorate for missed classes.

"If you’ve always wanted to write a solo show, but aren’t sure how to get started, I highly recommend Mary-beth Manning. I will be forever grateful for her role in helping my work lift off so I can fly solo."

Shaeri Richards

your teacher Mary-Beth Manning


Mary-Beth Manning has been a professional actor for over thirty years. Her one-woman-show, Mother, was nominated Best Solo Performance by the LA Weekly, and an official entrant into the New York International Fringe Festival. Mother has run Off-Broadway and at various theaters on both east and west coasts. She holds a B.A. in Dramatic Literature and Theatre Arts from the College of the Holy Cross. She is also a dramaturge for theater productions as well as solo shows.

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