Page To Stage: Solo Show & Storytelling (Summer 2021) (Online)

08/17/2021 - 09/28/2021




  • $324.00  -  General
  • $274.00  -  New Student




Sessions: 7 Tuesdays; 2 additional Rehearsals
Session Dates: Aug. 17, 24, 31
Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28
Performance Date: Oct. 15
Session Time: 6:00pm - 9:15pm


Page to Stage: Solo Show & Storytelling

Aug. 17 - Sept. 28
6:00pm - 9:15pm 

Instructor: Arlene Malinowski

This workshop is for actors, storytellers and playwrights who want to work on the development of a one-person show or long-form story and get it on a stage. Each week you have an opportunity to develop material with the goal being to advance to production readiness. You will also have the opportunity to work with an acting coach and director. If you wish an actor will be hired to perform your work. The class offers structure, supportive feedback and cheerleading. It is designed to serve you, your creative goals and I promise we'll have Big Fun! The course culminates with a live presentation of student work on October 15.


Arlene’s been performing and teaching Solo & Story for over 25 years, and views her solo work as an artistic expression of her social justice work in the area of Deafness and disability. 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, West Coast Ensemble, and Minneapolis Arts center, among others.  Arlene is the recipient of 3 Arts/UIC fellowship, and a semi-finalist for the O’Neill.  She’s performed on stages in LA and Chicago including Goodman, 16th Street, Victory Gardens.


20% Early Bird Registration Discount Available when students register by June 30, 2021

Classes will be held via Zoom. Instructors will send out Zoom invites one day before class begins. We encourage students to set up 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; 2 Additional Rehearsals
Session Dates

Aug. 17, 24, 31
Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28

Time 6:00pm - 9:15pm

The course will consist of 7 class sessions. Students will then arrange time to meet with their assigned director two times at their convenience.

On October 15, the pieces will be performed via zoom for a live audience. If you have any questions or curiosities, feel free to email