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Workshop Showcase/Community Open Mic
Hop Monk in Sebastopol every third Sunday
230 Petaluma Ave 
Sebastopol, CA
Sign up with MC same night at club, 7 pm:

Sometimes is a different Sunday.
For updated information, go here and scroll down: https://hopmonk-sebastopol.ticketfly.com

Cloverdale Performing Arts Center (CPAC)

Free shows:
Next: June 23, July 21, skips August, September 8, skips October, November 17, 2018, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)

Jim usually gets about five 7-minute slots
which first go to his current students:
Phone 415-877-4424 by 5 pm the Sunday before the event.

(Scroll down for directions and maps to CPAC.)

Next CPAC open mics:
Saturdays, June 23, July 21, September 8 & November 17 2018, 7:30 pm show
Doors open at 6:30 pm so you can do a sound test on mic before 7 pm;

all 99 seats are often gone by 7 pm.
standing room.
Late arrivals can stay in the lobby, and hear the show.

PG-13 material at this venue only.
The CPAC Theatre throughout the year presents mostly family-oriented plays.
Therefore, children are often in these Open Mic audiences.
Graphic for CPAC open mic March 24 and June 23, 2018.

This open mic is free for both performers and audience members.
Bring all your friends:
Fun free evening:
musicians, comedians, poets, dancers, jugglers and singers.

Shows are on Saturdays: June 23, 2018, starts at 7:30 pm.

6:30-7 pm check-in time for my current and past workshop students with house MC Yave Guzman.
Each act will check-in separately with Yave who runs the show.
At that time, hand him your written introduction.
He may or may not use this to introduce you.
MC’s choice.
Plan is that he will shuffle the set order to include at least 11 other variety acts.

After you perform, ask Yave if you can do more time after the Intermission.

Performers must arrive between 6:30-7 pm
to try out the house sound system and walk around on the elevated theatre stage
as it will feel different than in either the classroom or club stages which are ground level
and/or smaller vs. this average community theatre stage which is about W: 30’ D: 20’.

Stage time:
This time, comedy acts do 7 minutes.

House rules:
PG-13 as they sometimes have kids in the house.

There is a parking lot behind the theatre on Commercial street.
Depending on other events held downtown that night, there may or may not be street parking on North Cloverdale Blvd.
Yave recommends the parking lot.

My past and present comedy workshop students planning to attend and perform 7-minutes each:
Margie Foley, Santa Rosa
Kevin Feenan, Windsor
Still to confirm:
Shirley Johnson, Rohnert Park
Tim Wang Lee, Santa Rosa
(5th slot still available as of 2-20-2018.)

Yes: my past and present students can still enter the 2018 CMCs. You will perform in the very nice new 90 seat theatre at Cloverdale Performing Arts Center.
As you can see, it is a full W: 30’x D: 20' theatre stage
where their theatre company puts on plays:

Two hour show with an intermission.
So, you could go up twice if you have more material and the MC is short of acts that night: ask during intermission.
But you may not repeat material you already did in your first appearance that night.

Students will video all their performances at these off-campus Open Mics and bring this video to our next class meeting for instructor's notes..
To get free copies of your open mic performances on March 24 & June 23, 2018, please bring your own USB Flash drive
to Jim's Wednesday or Thursday night comedy class in Rohnert Park.
Video files can be dragged from my laptop onto your Flash drive in about 5-10 minutes so please do this before class starts at 7 pm or after class ends at around 10 pm.
This is what Flash drives look like:
Please put your name on your Flash drive, then hand it to Jim to make your copies

Directions to my weekly Wednesday and Thursday comedy classes in Rohnert Park, 7-10 pm

Directions to Cloverdale Performing Arts Center (CPAC)
in northern Sonoma County:

CPAC is way easy to find
as North Cloverdale Blvd. is the main drag:
Drive time is about half an hour north of Santa Rosa or same driving time south of Ukiah.
Take exit off Hwy 101 to "Citrus Fair Drive,”
then turn left (west) onto Citrus Fair Drive itself which goes west under Hwy 101.
Right (north) onto South Cloverdale Blvd. which soon becomes North Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale Performing Arts Center
209 North Cloverdale Blvd.
Cloverdale, CA 95425

is on your left between W 2nd and W 3rd Streets:

Cloverdale Performing Arts Center:

Ask away!



Jim Richardson
Comedy Coach and Co-Writer
PO Box 992
Mill Valley, CA 94902
Cell phone & Messages: 415-877-4424
Web Sites: http://www.jimrichardson.com/localComedyClasses/

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Local Comedy Classes | Directions | About Jim | Registration Order Form
Workshop: "The Fundamentals of Stand-Up Comedy"
Intermediate & Advanced Stand-Up Comedy Workshops
Filmmaking Workshop
Interviews | Showcases-Open Mics-Contests
Calendar for Workshops and off-campus performances

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