Writers, Performers & Other Humans
Winter Session 2018
6 Tuesday Evenings
January 23, 30
February 6, 13, 20, 27
Actors Comedy Studio
7461 Beverly Blvd Suite 202
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.
“You need comedy swam 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 BETH’S 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?
Privates are great for targeted work, like script analysis and making a decision about what project to work on. They are also perfect in conjunction with the workshop to get into some areas that you might not want to share with the whole group. What the state of affairs s that brings you to this place that you want to make a sghft and amp up your work. Private ad and for longer term
in depths 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.
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!”