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Sept 13, 20, 27
Oct 4, 18, 25
Actors Comedy Studio
7461 Beverly Blvd
Comedy Writing & Performing,
Stand-Up, Memoir, Storytelling, Authentic Voice, Project Development
Writing/Development/Life Coaching For Creatives
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Infinite Writing with Beth Lapides
Beth is a master teacher, creative consultant and a professional muse. She’s helped thousands of people fulfill their dreams, find their life purpose while getting funnier and having more fun.
She works privately with individuals and teaches an ongoing workshop which is a kind of sangha, a community that provides a steady beat of creative juice for likeminded creatives.
Through her extensive work nourishing the illustrious list of UnCabaret performers, and in fact nourishing her own work, she has developed a method for asking questions, cheerleading, inspiring and practically navigating the current marketplace/landscape.It is in a fact, a wildly effective method for developing skills that help build material for one-person shows, stand-up, memoirs, personal essays, scripts, pitches, books and life. In a sense this method helps to build a creative well into which water can flow. With that water anything can be created. A perfect tweet, a hit show.
Beth’s currently teaching Infinite Writing at The Actors Comedy Studio in West Hollywood. She has also taught independently and at UCLA Extension, IOWest, Kripalu Center For Yoga and Health, Myrna Loy Center For The Performing Arts, SMOCA, Skirball Cultural Center, West Hollywood Book Fair and PS 122 among others. Her workshop has evolved over the years and has been known as The UnCab Lab, The Comedian’s Way and The Beth Lapides Workshop.
Beth has mad skills at helping you shape your unique comedic perspective and zero in on the projects that most suit it. She is also very adept at cultivating a ‘safe space’ for creative risk taking. If you want to make a leap, this is the place to do it.
“You need alt-comedy swami Beth Lapides and her proven techniques”LA WEEKLY
“A safe artistic place to grow and blossom. You have created a rare oasis for true artists.”Cathryn Michon, grrlgenius
“Beth Lapides is a doll and chock full of comedy/spoken word wisdom! Nothing is better than knowing you are in smart and capable hands.”Kelly Carlin
“This class literally changed my life! You didn’t just help my work, you helped my whole life.”Ray
IS THE BETH LAPIDES WORKSHOP RIGHT FOR ME?
Yes! If you have gotten this far most likely the answer to your question is yes.
The workshop is a mixed-level class. The class has included working comedians, TV show runners, produced screenwriters, published authors, professional actors, teachers, therapist, ministers, and attorneys. Also sketch comedians who want to make the leap to stand-up, stand-ups who are tired of their acts, writers who need work on pitching, parents who are getting back to their creative lives. And some absolute beginners and people who for one reason or another want to face their fear of being on stage.
Alumns of the workshop have gone on to write for 30 Rock, King of the Hill and other TV shows, publish books, sell pitches, get acting and hosting jobs, do TED talks, create one-person shows and ongoing group events, produce successful podcasts, win story slams and lead fuller, richer, longer lives. Longer is possibly an exaggeration.
DOES BETH DO PRIVATE COACHING AND CREATIVE CONSULTING?
Yes. Beth is available to work with you to sort out the myriad of projects on your plate. Or to dig deeper into one project. She can help you set goals and achieve them. She can help you make something funnier, or clearer. Or decide what project is right for you at this time.
A great deal can be covered in a single hour session or Beth can work in an ongoing way weekly, monthly or ‘as needed’.
Privates are great for in depth work. Long term projects like putting a show or an act together, writing a book, or launching a stand up career are perfect uses for privates. They also make it possible for those of you not in LA to work with Beth via phone or Skype.
Beth can read in advance of a session, reading time is counted towards the time in the hour.
Privates are $200/hr
“Enormously helpful. I think what the sessions taught me the most was to trust my own voice. I say yes to things that come my way now, instead of saying no because of fear. So thank you thank you!”Andrea Martin, "SCTV"
“My creativity has been totally damned up. Well, the dam has broken!”
“I learned a great spiritual lesson.”
“This is my dojo!”Brian, writer The Bernie Mac Show
“You’re so good it’s scary!”
“Fabulous! It’s great for anyone who wants to find their inner performer, not just comedians.”Penelope Starr, founder Odyssey Storytelling
“A must for any actor!”