Process pieces are trending these days. We hunger to hear about how things are generated. In fact, I keep a book on my desk called Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey. It's a good little read about famous folks and their habits around creating. Spoiler alert: Everybody does it in his or her own way.
With that in mind, let’s add to the discussion. What’s it like to create a solo show? Characters are channeled, plots are enacted, and themes are relayed, all through one person. Despite being a singular endeavor, there's so much more that goes into producing solo performance, the hope being that our efforts translate into a hilarious, affecting, shocking, [insert adjective here] show for an engaged audience.
At Bruce Pachtman’s suggestion, I am embarking on a new little project - to interview Solo Sundays performers about their process. My hope is to assemble a collection of Q&As with solo performers about their work. Because I’m asking 4 questions per person, we’ve decided to call it “4 For.” Which is pretty straightforward and a homophonic play on words.