Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Thurs, Sept 24 at 6:00 PM: Monologue Mastery: FREE Mini-Workshop at The Drama Book Shop

Time: Thursday, September 24, 2009 6:00 p.m.
Location: The Drama Book Shop, 250 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
Title of Event:
Monologue Mastery: FREE Mini-Workshop. Finding and Performing the Perfect Monologue for You, with Prudence Wright Holmes. 

Many actors struggle with finding appropriate monologues for auditions. It's important to do material that isn't overdone but it is often difficult to find it. Prudence Wright Holmes, "The Monologue Detective" has spent over 25 years finding actors great little known monologues that fit them perfectly and coaching them for auditions. In this seminar, she will give detailed suggestions about where to find good monologues that they haven't heard before. She will also guide the actors in determining their "type" so they will choose pieces that show off their special talents. Finally, she will take the actors through a step by step process which will help them to make their acting in their monologues stand out at auditions. Actors are asked to bring monologues and Prudence will work with them and give suggestions for new material if it is needed. 

PRUDENCE WRIGHT HOLMES has been coaching actors for over 25 years. Her students have appeared in films, television, on and off-Broadway, regional theatres and commercials. She has taught at Carnegie Mellon Drama Department, NYU Drama Department, The Actor’s Studio at The New School and The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She has given workshops at  Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, The Neighborhood Playhouse, The Strasberg Institute, The Actor’s Connection, Weist Baron, AFTRA and The Screen Actor’s Guild. She is the author of MONOLOGUE MASTERY and VOICES OF THINKING JEWISH WOMEN. 

Prudence knows from personal experience how to how to choose and perform monologues that get jobs. She has appeared in featured roles in the films SISTER ACT I and II with Whoopi Goldberg, KINGPIN  with Woody Harrelson, IN DREAMS with Annette Bening, My Own Love Song  with Renee Zellweger, After Life with Liam Neeson and Boardwalk Empire with Steve Buscemi. On Broadway she appeared in HAPPY END with Meryl Streep, LETTICE AND LOVAGE with Maggie Smith and INHERIT THE WIND with George C. Scott and The Light in the Piazza  at Lincoln Center and on the national tour. 

She has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway shows including the original casts of GODSPELL and SISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOU and wrote and performed her solo showBEXLEY,OH! at NY Theatre Workshop.  

About the Book
MONOLOGUE MASTERY is a manual and workbook for the beginning actor as well as the seasoned professional. It addresses in specific detail every phase of monologue preparation from selection to performance. It covers in great detail the three most important phases of monologue selection and performance: how to find great little known monologues; how to find monologues that fit you perfectly; how to act the monologue brilliantly and capture the auditors attention. 

It answers many questions about monologues that actors have struggled with for years . It is easy reading and full of entertaining anecdotes. It is also intensely practical in that it provides a step-by-step approach to doing monologues in a very concise manner. It is a handbook that actors will rely on for years to come. 

Monologue Mastery: How to and Perform the Perform the Perfect Monologue for You
Prudence Wright Holmes, 2007
Paper: $15.00

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