Join us for a zoom session that will fine-tune a classical addition to your audition portfolio.
Just because they are more than two millennia old doesn't mean that Greek plays are remote. The tragedies share as many concerns about war, love, family et. al. as any modern play; 20th & 21st century playwrights are still stealing from the comedies. So be fearless in selecting your 60 second monologue from a script by Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus, or Aristophanes. Don't worry about style--approach the text as you would Neil Simon, August Wilson, or Arthur Miller. Any character will do including some of the chorus sections, for which you can slate as "Coryphaeus." (You say it Cory-FAY-oos -- the last syllable rhymes with the last syllable of tuchus; I don't make this stuff up.)
I guarantee constructive notes and further tips on "audition pieces that are great for you."
It helps to read the whole play. If your bookshelf is lacking and your public library card is in the laundry, go to Gutenberg.org with the playwright's name; all their stuff is there.
** Please submit which play/character you're working on before we Zoom (is that a verb yet? - ML). The e-mail to send that to and play submission deadline will be included in your confirmation e-mail. **
Mary Lincer (she/her) [MA, Theatre Arts, Penn State] has directed more than 30 shows for schools and small professional theatres in Washington, DC and State College, PA. She was one of 30 teachers selected for the National Endowment for the Humanities Institute, Shakespeare: The State of the Art. She has worked as a Dramaturg for Arena Stage and has written study guides for The Kennedy Center as well as Troika, NetWorks, and OFT-ON Productions. Lincer has taught “Acting 101” at Penn State and for the Jewish Community Center in Rockville. From 2004-2009, she taught theatre history and acting for musical theatre with US Performing Arts Camps. During 2002, Lincer served as a nominator for The Helen Hayes Awards and subsequently served as a judge from 2004-2006 and again from 2008-2009. She currently writes reviews for Broadway World.com. She has coached professional actors since 1993 and frequently offers Monologue, Acting for Musical Theatre, and Shakespeare workshops with the Actors’ Center.