Take one movie genre from the audience. Take one actor. Make him create a movie in that genre on stage on his own… in one take.
Take One is a solo show inspired by Peter’s passion for movie genres. The audience selects a genre (or two) they would like to see and over 45 minutes, Peter will improvise a whole story in that style providing all of the characters, special effects and the director’s touches.
Take One has been performed in The UK, The Netherlands and Belgium. Peter also teaches a workshop on solo work.
For short slots, or as part of another show, Peter will get from the audience a classic movie scene and also a style completely different from the original version of that scene to reimagine it in. Examples so far have included…
- The restaurant scene from When Harry met Sally as if from an Irish Gangster movie.
- The “I’ll be back” scene from Terminator as a Teen comedy.
Audiences are encouraged to bring their favourite or current books or just odd books they happen to have lying around. A random passage from this book is used to inspire scenes and monologues until it’s time for the next book.
About Solo Performing
Peter started performing solo as an experiment and found he loved the challenge. The main challenge is how to bounce ideas around with other players when there ae no other players? The answer is to allow the performance to be truly be a discovery; to surprise yourself.
Peter teaches a workshop on solo work and has plans for a course.