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  • ZOOM L1 Class MONDAYS meets over Zoom for 4 consecutive Thursdays, 6-9:30pm ET, starting June 17th, 2024   CLASS OPEN 

  • ZOOM L2 Class THURSDAYS meets over Zoom for 7 consecutive Mondays, 6-9:30pm ET, starting May 2nd, 2024   CLASS FILLED 


via Venmo or Zelle only

Start your journey here.

You’ll learn the GO-SOLO approach to autobiographical storytelling and character monologues through in-class improvisation, short writing exercises and take-home assignments. It’s fun and supportive – and before you know it, you’ll discover your voice and formulate a strong premise for a longer solo show!

  • Brief phone interview required for admission. 

    Please email us for an interview time BEFORE registering for class.

  • Meets once a week for 4 weeks for 3 to 3.5 hours

  • Class size: 6 students.




via Venmo or Zelle Only

You’ll get individually focused workshop time each week to develop your premise from L1 into a directed, rehearsed and polished 20-minute solo show (or excerpt of a longer show.)

  • Pre-requisite: L1 (Sorry, no exceptions!)

  • Meets once a week for seven weeks for 3 to 3.5 hours.

  • Includes a one-hour private coaching session.

  • Culminates in a public performance for invited friends in a theatre.  

  • Video of your performance is available to aid in applying to festivals.

  • L2 can be repeated to develop a full-length (hour-long) solo show.

  • Class size: 5 students.


Create your full-length solo show.




You’ve taken L1  and L2. Your solo show is ready!  Now what? We’ve got you covered. In this audio recording of a 4-hour workshop co-taught by Matt and marketing guru Robin Gelfenbien, you’ll get the scoop on how to get into festivals like FringeNYC - AND how to maximize your minimal advertising budget once you’re in. Dream big. Use these creative (and inexpensive) ways to drive in the audience, press and industry you need to make it to the next level. Past participants have scored major press coverage in the New Yorker, New York Magazine, NY Daily News, Wall Street Journal, NPR and more!

  • CLICK HERE to see trailer, learn more and purchase the Podcast.

  • limited discount: JUST $50 (Normally $175)

PODCAST: Secrets to Marketing Your Show in Any Festival

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Not in NYC?  Email us to learn how you can bring Matt to your theatre, school or group with a GO-SOLO Intensive! We can tailor our intensives to the size of your group (from 4 to 40) and the time you desire (from a 3-hour group class to a week-long retreat).  We can also arrange to have one of our award-winning alumni perform his or her solo show as part of a GO-SOLO Intensive, followed by a talkback with the artist. GO-SOLO Intensives have been taught to professional actors and playwrights, college and high school students and regular folk - at Princeton University, the Ojai Playwrights Festival, All for One Festival, CityWrights Playwrights Festival and more!

Schedule permitting, Matt Hoverman is available for private coaching (in person or via Zoom) to help further develop the writing/ performance of solo shows created in our Go-Solo workshops.

$300/1 hr session

email Matt

to request a private coaching


(only available for alumni of L2)

photos: Michael Thomas Holmes

$550/1.5 hr session

(to read up to 40 pages

ahead of session)

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