Writers, Performers & Other Humans
Fall Session 2017
6 Tuesday Evenings
September 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24
Actors Comedy Studio
7461 Beverly Blvd Suite 202
More information below
All Credit Cards Accepted
HOW TO BE THE FUNNIEST YOU
Second City Chicago
Sunday August 27
10AM – 1PM
Info and Registration at Second City Website
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.
Her own work as a writer, comedian, host, media personality and producer, combined with her years of teaching and her vast network of enormously talented friends gives her an ability to guide students through work evolution, career transitions, personal changes and creative growth spurts.
At the end of a recent session Beth told a student they had made wonderful progress, did they see that? The student replied simply, “I feel more alive.”
Beth 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. A new life.
Beth has mad skills at helping you shape your unique comedic perspective and zero in on the projects that most suit it.
Beth is currently teaching Infinite Writing at The Actors Comedy Studio in West Hollywood. She has also taught independently, 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. But it has always featured the same thing: Beth’s pointed guidance. Her determination to help students evolve, change and grow into funnier more authentic creators.
“You need comedy swami Beth Lapides!” LA Weekly
“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 INFINITE WRITING RIGHT FOR ME?
Yes! If you have gotten this far most likely the answer to your question is yes.
The workshop is mixed-level. Beth meets participants where they are and has included working comedians, TV show runners, produced screenwriters, published authors, professional actors, magazine editors, teachers, therapists, 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 non-pros who, for one reason or another, want to face their fear of being on stage, or who want to know their own stories more thoroughly and intimately.
Alumns of the workshop have gone on to write for 30 Rock, King of the Hill, Modern Family and other TV shows. To 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.
Ready to register? Yay for you! If you have unanswered questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a free phone consultation.
If you’d prefer to work individually with Beth we can set that up for you as well.
Beth works privately with a limited number of clients. Privates are great for in depth work, work of a private nature, work that integrates sensitive personal growth.
Privates are also great for long term projects like putting together a show, or an act, writing a book, or launching a stand up career. The sessions combine consulting on the work and coaching through the life that the work in integrated in.
Private creative consulting is also effective for workshop students who want a one on one session to share a lot of background or material with Beth.
Private Creative Consulting also make it possible for those of you not in LA to work with Beth via phone or Skype.
She works in single sessions and in an ongoing way. Longer term private work can be
Beth helps clients…
Sort out the myriad of projects on their plates and determine priorities and effective strategies for completion.
Work through blocks.
Focus on game changing projects and let go of other less important one.
Punch up a script or speech.
Dig deeper into one project.
Analyze a script and get the next draft on track.
Put together a social media strategy that works.
Beth 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.
Beth can cover a great deal with you in a single hour session, or Beth can work in an ongoing way weekly, monthly or ‘as needed’.
Beth can read in advance of a session, reading time is counted towards the time in the hour.
Creative Consulting is $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!”