Solo School meetings are held every Thursday during term time.

Venue: Riverstone, Dart Mills, Buckfastleigh, Totnes, Devon TQ11 0NF, United Kingdom. View map

Cost: £210 per term (11 evening meetings). This includes a weekend of rehearsals, and ongoing coaching and support.

What happens at the weekly meetings?

People write, play, perform, share, discuss, coach each other, experiment, push the boundaries, step outside their comfort zones, critique work in progress, get to know each other, become acquainted with their stories as viewed from another perspective, and drink tea and coffee. They often bring wine and cakes to share.

Everyone needs and gets individual attention, so the maximum group size is 10 people. A second group will be formed when this limit is reached.

Why do people join?

They are clear that creating and staging a solo autobiographical performance will help them embrace and celebrate events that have been clouding their lives and inhibiting full creative expression.

They have a conviction that solo will open up a future that is different from one that might otherwise be predicted.

They are excited by the possibility of stretching themselves by taking on a new challenge, something they have never done before.

They are seeking community, mutual support and solidarity with others who have chosen this path.

They come to the realisation that “the script is everything” and that they can create a powerful and authentic performance no matter how good (or otherwise) an actor they may be.

Would you like to be part of Nearly Real Theatre?

You will be made very welcome. It’s OK to just turn up on a Thursday evening, but please contact Mo Cohen first to check that the meeting is taking place.

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About Nearly Real Theatre

Our approach to solo autobiographical theatre

Programme of meetings, workshops and events

Nearly Real Theatre Festival 2015