Using Your Travels to Create a Solo Show

Schiffman, Jean
March 2007
Back Stage East;3/8/2007, Vol. 48 Issue 10, p8
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The article presents information on actors creating monologues based on their travel experiences and performing them. Actor-playwright Tanya Shaffer kept a detailed journal of her year-long travel in Africa. She ended up making a monologue, "Let My Enemy Live Long!," solely based on her two-week boat trip up the Niger River to Timbuktu, as it was the most dramatic part of her travel in Africa. On a scholarship, Dan Hoyle went to Nigeria for 10 months and wrote "Tings Dey Happen."


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