Praise for Writing, Storytelling and Comedy Workshops
"Like a magical unicorn ride. One of the best things I’ve ever done in my life."
"Alicia’s workshops are the gentlest, best-intentioned, gun to the head. I’m producing more work than I have in years."
"To say that it’s been transformational is an epic understatement. If you allow this workshop to do its magic on you, it has the power to change your life."
"This is the 4th time that I’ve taken Solo Showdown! It’s a fantastic, creative space. The support is second to none."
"I’ve been wanting to get on stage my whole life, and in 6 weeks, I created my show! Not only am I happy with the outcome, and I finished something (!), but the whole process was deep, personal healing and transformation. I couldn’t have done this without this class. I feel like I gave birth to myself!"
"A community to keep me accountable to show up and write the story and tell the story. I felt ‘held’. It’s a nice balance between care and good, solid technical education. I couldn’t be more pleased with this class!"
"It’s incredible to do storytelling work in a spiritually charged environment. Alicia is a magician and she creates an incredible container for us to transform inside."
"You have whipped my brilliance onto the page and inspired me to bang something out every week. Kudos to you, Alicia. And everyone."
"I’m so happy I took the plunge. It’s been phenomenal."
"It was beyond what I hoped for. Alicia is vibrant, talented, and insightful, and working in a group, it’s as exciting to see where others develop, as your own piece develops, and you’re so proud of everyone. It’s a really joyous, heartening experience, and I’m going to take it again."
"I’m an artist, and I’ve been in a rut, waiting to create until my life was "sorted out". Alicia has shown me that my life as it is now, is material for art. I recommend this course to writers, actors, people who have never made art, and people who make art every day. It’s been a liberating experience."
"Alicia’s class is FIVE STARS."
"Alicia inspired me to embody the woman I want to be in my comedy, and today I feel strong AND funny AND the higher self I’ve wanted to be."
"I came here to face my fears, to bring my life and my heart to be heard and be seen."
"This is an opportunity to get intimate with yourself and connect with your soul."
"Alicia is a magician and she creates an incredible container for us to transform."
"I am grateful for her loving commitment to bring us all into a space of freedom and safety, where we drop all pretense, ignore convention, and wash away our expectations. So far, I think this is the best way I know of to feel truly present and awake… Accessing, feeling, and acting upon what is really real, whether I (fucking) feel like it or not. Many thanks, many blessings."
"Alicia sees your magic superpower that lives in your heart - and shows you how to actually come out and share it with others."
"I love working with Alicia. She was extremely helpful to me, encouraging, great suggestions and she kept me on track during our coaching. I highly recommend her."
"I've been sitting on a book for 30 f*ing years, and I’m finally writing it!"
"An answer to a prayer. It’s finding a piece of yourself you didn’t know was there."
"The critic in my head is not nearly as loud these days. Writing is (almost) fun now!"
"It feels like much needed nutrient rich soil for my ever-growing soul."
"The meditation before we write is really special. And the embodiment practice is a powerful ritual for my week."
"I have always dreaded writing. And now I’m doing it every week. Thank you for the gift of this invitation."
"You get a writing prompt, and that same day turn around and write. Amazing stuff has come out! I really appreciate the feedback and the format."
"I’m still feeling high from performing. The whole course was amazing. Alicia creates a great structure and container to bring your creative visions to life. I’m thinking about doing it again..."
"Alicia is an amazing, beautiful, supportive and fun facilitator. She is incredibly gifted at creating a safe and intimate space for everyone to open up in, and we all created performances that reflect something beautiful in ourselves."
"(After our final performance last night) I feel like a new person. I woke up really happy this morning! I killed it on stage!"
"She will create a space for you do something you didn’t even know you were capable of. If you have a little voice, story, joke inside of you that needs to come out, Solo Showdown will bring it out. You’ll have the time of your life."
"I have wanted to do something like this for 15 years, but I never had either the courage or the support to do it. It’s been an incredible experience for me to grow as a human being."
"One of the nicest times of my life, such that this is the 4th workshop I’ve taken with Alicia."
"As performers, we think we have to do things by ourselves. Alicia’s leadership inspires our fellow creators to be with us in the trenches while we figure things out."
"Absolutely amazing. Introspection, listening, learning, healing. I’ve never dug that deep into my own self and come out the other side feeling elated and blown away! I’m leaving a completely changed person, and it’s actually been fun!"
"I love what Alicia brings to teaching and the space she creates. There is so much permission to be ourselves. Great feedback. And she CARES. So deeply. All the time. She brings out the best in me."
"Wow!! What an amazing night of storytelling with my fellow students in Alicia’s workshop!!!! I’m waking up feeling so full and happy. OH S***! I want to do it again. Right Now. I think I became addicted to the stage last night."
"Alicia changed my life for the better. I began work with her hoping for creative guidance. The experience surpassed my expectations though. It became one of the most healing journeys I’ve ever taken. She not only nurtured my artistic growth, she helped cultivate my personal evolution as well. Alicia is profoundly skilled and she cares deeply. This combination makes her an unstoppable force. Plus, she’s damn funny! I’ve done my best but there are no words to properly describe the wonder of Alicia Dattner. I’m just so grateful to have met her because she helped me find my voice."
"Alicia is a creativity midwife."
"I love this class. Sign me up forever."
"The workshop is absolutely amazing — introspection, listening, learning, healing. I’ve never dug that deep into myself self and come out the other side feeling elated and blown away…The fun way she puts it all together is sensational. Life-changing for me."
"This class will stretch you in ways you hadn’t dreamed, taking you deeper creatively than you thought you could go."
"Solo Showdown has helped me connect with my own story, to find my inner self and drive that story from a place of authenticity."
"I felt nervous writing, not knowing how it would go at first. But the feedback every time was really positive. It brought confidence to the process."
"Alicia creates a space for you - to do what you didn’t even know you were capable of doing. If you have a story inside of you that needs to come out, join and it will blow you away. Time of your life!"
"I have a new sense of confidence about being on stage and being myself and knowing it’s enough."
"There’s no way I could do this without Alicia Dattner. Do yourself a favor and sign up for her class."
"Solo Showdown should be a requirement for being a human. Because you go so deep in who you are, with an amazing group of people. I don’t know where else you can do that."
"I feel a stronger sense of confidence on stage. I attribute that to the loving, caring environment this class has provided."
"Alicia opens the door to people’s emotions. She makes it safe for what’s inside to come out."
"Something very wise in me signed up for this class. It has been a deep, challenging, and healing journey. The stories of my life I touched on in this class are now both something I can weave into my life, and also something I can call complete, having been witnessed fully. This has been extraordinary."
"I have always admired comedians because I can’t imagine how they can just get up there and get a whole crowd laughing. I wanted to learn at the master’s feet. I never thought I would develop facility with this skill. But the proof is in the putting!"
"Alicia is great at getting performers to come from a place of vulnerability. I was able to come into myself. I’m going to take this experience of being confident and knowing that my story is valuable - for me to tell and for others to hear. It's profound change. This is a wonderful space to hone your writing, with a super loving community that welcomes vulnerability."
"Alicia has been incredibly generous and healing, and she’s been an inspiration to bring that energy and spirit with me, for the rest of my life, hopefully."
"Driving 2.5 hours - one way - to get to class every week was more than worthwhile."
"Alicia has the magical gift to be completely present with me, to ask me questions and she has the willingness & compassion to hold the space for me as I connect to my higher self and take my next steps. She has the highest integrity. I am so grateful to have found Alicia and look forward to working with her again."