New York, NY
David De Almo
AD: Learn to Produce Your Own Work
"Homecoming King was my first Off-Broadway play and David was with me every step of the way. He'll do the same for you!" – Hasan Minhaj (The Daily Show)
You’re a creative.
You've been told over and over that the best way to get yourself out there is to create your own work, but you're unsure where to begin. That's where I come in. As a member of both AEA and The Off-Broadway League, I’m uniquely positioned to help you help yourself get your idea made.
With Self-Producing 101, you'll be receiving a three-session intensive education in how to take your idea and successfully produce it, for just $200.
As a Producer, I've been involved in some high-profile projects like Mike Birbiglia's Thank God for Jokes and the Pre-Broadway tryout of Oh, Hello starring John Mulaney and Nick Kroll. However, my real passion is helping creatives get their smaller projects off the ground. My solo projects have been wide-ranging, such as concerts at Joe's Pub (with Julia Mattison and Noel Carey) and Feinstein's/54 Below (with Will Roland and Larisa Oleynik, among others), as well as Off-Broadway solo shows, AEA Showcase code plays like Hedda Gabler at Ophelia Theatre Company and The Dreamer Examines His Pillow at 13th Street Rep, and even one-night-only comedy shows at places like The Bell House and Industry City Distillery, with performers as wide-ranging as Colin Quinn, Julio Torres, and Mara Wilson. I even have first-hand experience, having self-produced my own one-man show which played United Solo at Theatre Row, The PIT, and won its category at MITF. I'm certain that I can help you bring your idea to fruition!
In Week 1, we'll talk about the basics of Self-Producing: building a team, selecting the correct venue, navigating the festival circuit, budgeting, marketing, and networking.
In Week 2, a guest lecturer who has already self-produced a major project will talk about their experience developing, workshopping, and successfully producing a project from scratch. You'll learn about the mistakes they made along the way, as well as insider tips on how to make your project happen.
Finally, in Week 3, a second guest lecturer from the back-office of producing will join me in discussing things you might not be thinking of, from fundraising to incorporation, from dealing with unions to obtaining the necessary insurance you'll need to put on a show.
During the three-week period, we'll schedule a one-on-one consultation to talk about the specifics of your project, which we can continue with at a reduced rate, if you so choose.
So if you want to put on your own solo-show, concert, cabaret, stand-up show, or even an Off-Off Broadway Play, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll get you on the waiting list for the next session! Class meets on 8/22, 8/29, and 9/5, from 7-9, at a studio in midtown.
August 22, 2017 - September 5, 2017