Crafting the Solo Show
Sharing his decade and a half of experience creating and presenting one-person shows, Brad McEntire offers an introductory guide to the emerging solo performer. The book covers a wide range of concerns for the beginning (and experienced) solo performer, including:
Writing the script
Rehearsing and staging a solo show
Performing your first show
Touring your one-person show
Marketing a solo show
And a lot more.
Crafting the Solo Show is a must-read for anyone looking to try the one-person show format (or know someone who is). It will especially helpful to actors, students, teachers, playwrights, directors, and other lovers of the theatre.
Brad McEntire works primarily as a playwright, solo performer and stage director. His plays include Que Sera Giant Monster, I Brought Home a Chupacabra, Dinosaur and Robot Stop a Train, Raspberry Fizz, Langdon the Seasonal Barista and The Yeti in the Airport Lounge. He is a satellite member of The Playwrights' Center and studied playwriting with Will Power as part of the Dallas Playwrights Workshop at Southern Methodist University.
An experienced solo performer, McEntire has toured his original one-person shows Cyrano A-Go-Go, Chop, Robert's Eternal Goldfish and The Beast of Hyperborea to venues and festivals all over North America. Since 2008 he has served as artistic director of the small-batch theatre company Audacity Theatre Lab.
In 2015, McEntire served as the first theatre-artist-in-residence at the Kathy George Indie Artist Residency in Ashford, Oregon. He holds a B.F.A. from the College of Santa Fe and a M.A. from Texas Woman's University.