|Section A||Monday Evenings||6pm - 10pm||January 6, 13, 20, 27|
|Section B||Tuesday Afternoons||12pm - 4pm||January 7, 14, 21, 28|
MONOLOGUE WORKSHOP CLASS DESCRIPTION
- Complete up to 4 audition-ready Monologues
- Learn an enjoyable, reliable monologue technique to take with you
- Learn a solid audition technique for all types of auditions
- 8 actors maximum per session
- Everyone works in every class
You can enjoy monologues!
DIRECT YOUR MONOLOGUES: Having focused, specific staging is the single most effective help for audition nerves. You will learn to create specific physical staging for your monologues that is fun to perform, and that always gives you something to physically DO when you audition.
ACT YOUR MONOLOGUES: Specific techniques help you act spontaneously, boldly and truthfully in the moment; you will also learn how to fully "act with no one" and how to keep your acting commitment to your monologue under the pressure of an audition.
AUDITION WITH YOUR MONOLOGUES: This part of the workshop is effective for all kinds of auditions. Throughout the workshop we address:
- How you enter the room
- How you introduce yourself and your monologue
- How you interact with the auditors
- How you leave the room: how not to 'apologize' or otherwise comment less than positively on your work; but instead, how to have a strong, confident finish to all of your auditions.
You will learn how to make your overall presentation as confident and professional as possible, The workshop culminates in an audition class where you can try out your new monologues and auditioning skills in a safe environment.
Karen's book THE MONOLOGUE AUDITION is used as a guide to prepare for this class, and she is available by phone and email before classes start for questions and advice in choosing material. See below for "Frequently Asked Questions."
Tuition for the Monologue workshop is $475. Upon acceptance a deposit of $175 holds your place, the remainder ($300) is due on the first day.
Workshops will be held at the Atlantic Acting School, 76 9th Avenue (just North of 15th Street) #537 unless otherwise specified.
Admission is based on an application process. Please email to receive an application. We will want to know your previous training and where you are with monologues and auditioning, and any questions you have. You do not have to perform a monologue or otherwise audition to be accepted to the class, but you should feel you are ready to work seriously on your monologue and audition skills. Upon acceptance, a deposit holds your place in the workshop; the tuition balance is due by the first day of class. Sorry, no payment plans..
If you need to withdraw before a workshop starts, your deposit is refundable when someone takes your place—therefore it is in your interest to communicate as early as possible if you think you might need to withdraw. No refunds are available once the workshops have started. Missed classes can usually be made up in another section of the workshop. If classes have to be cancelled for any reason, they will be made up or a refund provided.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many people are in the workshop?
There are a maximum of 8 people in each section; everyone works in every class.
How much preparation do I need to do outside of class?
It is essential that you have time to prepare outside of class on your own (a few hours a week) AND time to meet with one other class member at least once a week for approximately 1 1/2 hours (some people prefer to meet more).
How many monologues will I work on?
You can complete 4 audition-ready monologues during the workshop. The key to being able to bring 4 monologues to audition-ready level is to have enough time to prepare and to run the monologues enough between classes.
Who takes the workshop?
Actors in the workshop come from a range of experience, from those who have been auditioning regularly; actors who have just completed training and are preparing to audition; actors returning to the business; actors preparing for grad school, summer stock, agent or casting director auditions. Frequently actors who have had other training at Atlantic will take the class, but this is not a requirement.
Are monologues assigned?
Karen’s book HOW TO CHOOSE A MONOLOGUE FOR ANY AUDITION is recommended as a guide for evaluating the kinds of auditions you are and are planning to be going on, and choosing the best material for these auditions. For the class, the choice of material is completely up to you and Karen will give feedback on your possible choices.
How long should my monologues be?
Monologues should be 2 minutes or a little under (the length most frequently asked for at auditions). After the first monologue (2 minutes) actors are welcome to bring in shorter material if they wish.
What is the class environment?
The class environment is positive and professional. No one is harshly "critiqued." It is assumed that anyone who takes the class is serious about improving their monologue experience and will be working hard. Practical feedback is given about the progress of the monologues and ways to improve them.
What is expected of me as a student?
Each class of the workshop covers a set amount of material. The class moves quickly and it is important to be able to come to every class and to keep up with the work. Participants are expected to prepare fully, to be reliable rehearsal partners, and to be attentive to and respectful of each others' work in class.
Can I audit the class?
Because of the small size of the groups (a maximum of 8) no audits are allowed— the class is very participatory and everyone is expected to work in every class.