AC Presents: CLASSICAL MONOLOGUE WORKOUT
Instructor: Jjana Valentiner
Sunday, November 18
3:00pm - 5:30pm
1810 16th St NW 2nd floor
(in the church on the corner of 16th & S St NW)
For members at the advanced level. A limited number of observers at any level may attend; please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS IT?
This workshop is a chance for more experienced members to focus intensely on honing a classical monologue for an audition.
HOW WILL IT WORK?
Participants should arrive with one fully memorized monologue that they've never used in an audition. It should be 90 seconds or less in length, from Shakespeare or other classical source. Please bring two double-spaced, printed hard copies (one for the instructor and one for you to mark up). Actors will perform their monologue, receive feedback and adjustments that focus on text, tactics, objectives, etc., and perform the monologue again.
WHAT LEVEL ACTOR IS IT FOR?
This is specifically designed for advanced actors who are already trained in and familiar with classical text and performance.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
You'll gain further insights into your choices, breathe additional life into your character and explore new ways to keep the text relevant and meaningful.
JJANA VALENTINER is a Washington, DC based actress, teaching artist, improviser, makeup artist and playwright. Notable performances include Carolyn Mallonee in The City of Conversation at Arena Stage directed by Doug Hughes and originating the role of Stage Manager in Theater J’s world premiere production of Our Suburb directed by Broadway’s own Judith Ivey. Jjana has also performed her one-woman show, Funeral Potatoes, as part of B-Fly Entertainment’s B-FLY BACKSTAGE series. She has toured as Kate in The Taming of the Shrew with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks as well starring in The Only Jealousy of Emer with New York-based Handcart Ensemble. While in DC, Ms. Valentiner has worked as an actress at various theatres including Arena Stage, Folger Theatre, Kennedy Center, Round House Theatre, Studio Theatre, Imagination Stage, Rorschach Theatre, Constellation Theatre, Forum Theatre and The Hub Theatre (Helen Hayes nomination for Best Ensemble for Birds of a Feather), among others. Jjana has performed professionally with various improv groups throughout the region for the past 15 years and can currently be seen performing at the DC Improv. She holds an MFA from the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University and a BFA from Brigham Young University.