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Crafting the Solo Show

Sharing over a decade and a half of first-hand 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:

  • Generating ideas

  • 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 should be especially helpful to actors, students, teachers, playwrights, directors, and other lovers of the theatre.

Available as an ebook or paperback. Get a copy HERE


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. He has been a playwright-in-residence in his own residences.

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