Saturday, April 27
2:00pm to 5:00pm
4450 Wisconsin Ave NW
Medium Conference Room
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 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.
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’s 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. She wrote the brochure for the 75th Anniversary of the Warner Theatre. She’s introduced classic films on camera locally on WNVT and written theatre reviews for The Washington Blade. 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.
WHAT AC MEMBERS SAID: “I had such a wonderful time! Thanks so much for your direct feedback and coaching, and creating a comfortable environment where I felt free to experiment and make mistakes in order to learn.” “. . . an awesome class!! You are thorough and so passionate. “ “. . . very supportive- the right mix of calming nerves and giving helpful suggestions.”