The Drama Book Shop is thrilled to offer a monologue mastery workshop with director, teacher, and author Karen Kohlhaas. The workshop will be followed by a signing of her two books The Monologue Audition and How to Choose a Monologue for Any Audition.
MONOLOGUE MASTERY WITH DIRECTOR/TEACHER/AUTHOR KAREN KOHLHAAS: In this 1-hour workshop, Karen will coach several attendees on monologues they have prepared, introducing elements of her monologue technique. She will also talk about how to choose effective audition material and the 3 factors you must consider when looking for monologues for specific kinds of auditions. Bring ALL of your questions about monologues, and feel free to bring monologues on paper that you are considering—Karen will give feedback on their suitability for you and for the auditions you are going on. Followed by a book signing for Karen's two books. THE MONOLOGUE AUDTION, and HOW TO CHOOSE A MONOLOGUE FOR ANY AUDITION.
KAREN KOHLHAAS is an Atlantic Theater Company founding member, director and senior teacher. While teaching at Atlantic Karen developed an approach to monologues, outlined in her book THE MONOLOGUE AUDITION: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR ACTORS that addresses not only how to act monologues with truth and connection without a partner, but also how to direct them— to create fun and specific staging for a monologue that's adaptable to any type of audition—from theatrical to on-camera. She also addresses overall audition technique so that your audition is as powerful and effective as it can be from entrance to exit. Karen teaches monologue, cold reading and scene study at Atlantic, in her NYC private classes, and at universities, theaters and schools around the country. She is also the author of HOW TO CHOOSE A MONOLOGUE FOR ANY AUDITION, which details what actors should consider in order to choose monologues actively and specifically when auditioning for schools, theater companies, agents, casting directors, graduate programs, summer stock, EPA's, and more. Her techniques are used by actors, teachers, middle and high schools, and universities in the US and internationally. Her website for actors is www.art-and-audition.com.
THE MONOLOGUE AUDITION: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR ACTORS
“We’ll say it: monologues are hard. Legendary director and teacher Kohlhaas addresses this stick in the actor’s craw from preparation to execution, demystifying one of the most difficult forms of theatrical audition. Headed to an open call? Learn how to direct, stage and even enjoy performing your monologue in the room.”
“I read The Monologue Audition: A Practical Guide for Actors and it was a revelation to me. It helped me enormously in coaching my students for college auditions, not to mention how it inspired me as a teacher. Thank you for your insight and generosity.”
—ROBERT LACONI, DIRECTOR, THEATER ARTS CENTER, NEW YORK
“Both students and faculty keep using your work. There really is no one else doing what you are doing in such detail.”
—LESLEY-ANN TIMLICK, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
“Such a specific and empowering approach to the formidable task of developing audition monologues.”
—PAUL WARNER, NEW YORK FILM ACADEMY
“Your method is so clear to students and inspires such confidence in them. I am a big fan!”
—JACKIE DEMONTMOLLIN, HEAD, UNIV OF HOUSTON’S MA and BFA THEATER EDUCATORS PROGRAMS
"This book helped me through my first professional audition- it was a godsend. It breaks your roles up into that of self-director and actor with incredible effectiveness. The tips and instruction she gives seem so obvious and "right" once you have read and tried them—it is an intuitive approach."
—AMAZON READER FROM DEVON, UK
“Transformational is the best word I can use to describe your book. Applying it resulted in an in-the-moment performance with interesting staging that supported the monologue. Thank you for such an incredible contribution!”
—JACQUIE DUCKWORTH, SAN FRANCISCO ACTOR
HOW TO CHOOSE A MONOLOGUE FOR ANY AUDITION
“If you’re a freelancer who’s ever sent a pitch to an editor or producer, a job seeker who’s ever sent a resume to a prospective employer or, yes, an actor preparing for an audition, author Karen Kohlhaas has a message so plain-spoken and common sense it makes you want to do that “I could have had a V-8” palm-to-the-forehead gesture.”
—NANCY COLASURDO, FOX BUSINESS NEWS
“Here’s where Kohlhaas helps out. She’s made the book easy to read, breaking down every detail to finding the elusive monologue. Her goal is to help you out so that finding a monologue is actually fun. Buy a copy! I highly recommend it.”
—LANCE CARTER, THE DAILY ACTOR
“A much-needed kick in the butt. This book should be handed to every actor the day they arrive in the city.”
—Nikki Berger, New York actor
“Impossibly thorough and specific. By the end of the introduction, I wrote the following in the liner: "Inspiring. I actually want to go digging for new, juicy pieces." —FRANNY SILVERMAN, NEW YORK ACTOR