…have appeared Off-Broadway, on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, headlined The Improv in LA, started theatre companies, been featured on TED Talks that have gone viral, performed on musical stages internationally, acted in SF theatre productions, The Moth NYC, and been featured artists on NPR. Her students have incorporated standup comedy, storytelling, poetry, singing, dancing, and performance art into their work.
Comedian, solo performer, coach, and director Alicia Dattner has been trained in Progressive Method Acting for four years with Rob Reece, a lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio in Los Angeles. She studied filmmaking with Abraham Ravett, writing for theatre with Len Berkman, and standup comedy with/alongside Eugene Mirman at Hampshire College. She worked behind the scenes telling stories as a video editor for Television for many years. She started doing standup at age 18 and in 2000 took her first solo performance workshop at The Marsh alongside W. Kamau Bell and Joe Klocek. She later spent a couple of years writing with W. Kamau Bell as her mentor, and eventually co-taught some of his early classes at the Solo Performance Workshop.
Alicia has done standup for a dozen years, written and performed four feature-length solo shows (including a recent 3-month run at The Marsh and a 3-week run Off-Broadway with The Oy of Sex), written a book (a funny one called Getting Shit Done), and two screenplays. She has toured internationally, and was recently voted “Best Comedian” in the both the SF Weekly and SF Guardian Best of the Bay Reader’s Poll.
To apply to consult with Alicia in one-on-one comedy coaching, punch-up, or solo show directing, or to bring a Solo Showdown weekend/week-long workshop to your area, contact her at alicia (at) aliciadattner.com
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