Brush up your Shakespeare with our annual Shakespeare monologue clinic! Your monologue portfolio should always include Shakespeare. His actor-friendly plays provide every human experience, so choose something from a play that you’re familiar with; but do avoid “To be or not to be” and other pieces which most auditors have memorized. And there are plenty of characters of ALL ages, so it’s easy for you to find one that is near your age. Shoot for a 60-second piece, and please memorize.
You must select your monologue & send that selection to us by April 15th: Staff@actorscenter.org
The less worried you are about your memory chip, the more fun you’ll have. At this workshop, you’ll receive plenty of individual attention; you'll fine-tune your piece and raise your confidence level as you apply notes and constructive suggestions in a pressure-free setting. Open to members of all levels.
Mary Lincer (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 for the Actors' Center.