Creating a One-Person Show: The Magical Theater of One ONLINE ON ZOOM
Three Thursday Evenings, June 10, 17 & 24 from 5 pm - 7 pm Pacific (that's 8 pm Eastern/ 7 pm Central)
NOTE: WE HAVE HAD TO POSTPONE THIS CLASS BY ONE WEEK DUE TO A FAMILY HEALTH SITUATION. ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 3, 10 AND 17, THE NEW DATES ARE JUNE 10, 17 AND 24.
In addition, we're pleased to announce that Chicago theater critic Chris Jones, magician Steve Valentine and magician Danny Archer have come on board as special guests.
Did you recently discover that you have ninety minutes of solid material and are considering a theatrical run? It’s not so easy. Many magicians consider the jump to the one-person theatrical run. Few succeed.
Join this brand-new course at The McBride Magic and Mystery School to explore the intricacies of theatrical runs and one-person shows.
The course is directed by Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz, McBride Magic and Mystery School full-time faculty member, Associate of the Inner Magic Circle with Performing Star, and creator of the multi-extended, critically acclaimed show: “The Rosenkranz Mysteries: Physician Magician”
“The Rosenkranz Mysteries is like spending a cozy evening with your jovial doctor – who just happens to command some of the rarest and most beautiful illusions in the world. The show is an elegant soiree, a fireside chat entwined with brain-busting mysteries, conjured by a physician/magician, who sees the world through the double lens of medicine and magic.”
"Highly recommended! An immensely likable, intelligent, and very intimate show. Makes your spirit yearn to heal itself.”
-Chris Jones, Theater Critic for the Chicago Tribune
From the initial thought of creating a one-person theatrical show, to the moment when you successfully extend your run for a few more weeks due to popular demand, this course will offer valuable lessons and insights from professionals with real experience in the process. Topics will include:
- Show content
- Show structure
- Choosing a director
- Lighting and set design
- Finding a venue
- Publicity and promotion
Stellar Performers will be guest in this course that is the first of its kind at The McBride Magic and Mystery School:
Max Maven, legendary magician and creator of “Max Maven, Thinking in Person”, a highly successful show that included an Off-Broadway run in New York will open the course. We will learn about Max’s journey in creating this show and staging it around the world.
Carisa Hendrix, creator of the incomparable Lucy Darling, 2019 winner of the prestigious Allan Slaight Award, and most recent Stage Magician of the Year at the World Famous Magic Castle, will be on hand to discuss show building, show creation and philosophy, character development, and other various topics.
Dennis Watkins, creator and star of Chicago’s Magic Parlour will join us to discuss his highly successful one-person show. Prior to the pandemic Dennis was performing nearly 180 shows a year at the elegant Palmer House Hotel in Chicago. In addition, Watkins is an accomplished actor who is a member of the House Theater Ensemble in Chicago where he starred in “Death and Harry Houdini”
Esteemed Theater Critic Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune, Danny Archer, operator of the Smoke & Mirrors Magic theater and Steve Valentine, performer, producer and magician extraordinaire have joined the teaching team.
Students will have exclusive access to recorded sessions and additional content.