I had a recent query from someone who watched this video who asked why I was downplaying stand up work. And that's an important question.
Here's my response: I'm not downplaying it at all...just being clear about the structural differences so that when folks decide they want to work with me, they know what they're getting themselves into. I work in the professional off broadway and broadway theatre world where narrative and structure as well as a actor being skilled enough to completely transform into another human being is the expectation if you want to get produced. I want folks to know that before they decide they want to work with me so we're not at crosspurposes. They are two different genres all together. For example, the most successful solo shows on and off broadway could stand as regular well made plays. Meaning a theatre could cast several actors in a play that was originally a solo show and it would work as a multi-character well-made play....structure, structure, structure, narrative, character driven well made plays. I teach actors who want to become writers, not just solo performers.