AD: Master Monologues | 4-wk workshops start May 30 & 31 | Only 2 Spaces Open

AD: Master Monologues | 4-wk workshops start May 30 & 31 | Only 2 Spaces Open


The Art and the Audition with Karen Kohlhaas
New York, NY 10011


Karen Kohlhaas

Job Details


Hi Everyone,
You can learn to loveto audition with monologues.
These 2 monologue groups are now enrolling—last ones until the Fall:

A |Thurs PM |  6-10pm |  May 30, June 6, 13, 20—FULL, join wait list
B |Friday AM | 9am-1pm |  May 31, June 7, 14, 21—only 2 spaces open

Class description, bio, and how to apply below
Please feel free to write with questions, or to join my mailing list for future classes
—Karen Kohlhaas

“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.”—BACKSTAGE

With director/teacher/author KAREN KOHLHAAS
Founding member & Senior Teacher at Atlantic Theater Company
Author of The Monologue Audition: A Practical Guide for Actors(A Backstagemust-read) 

Monologue Audition Checklist
Here's a detailed breakdown of what we cover in class. You'll be able to check off everythingon this list after my 4 week class. 
How many can you check off now?

__You have 4 monologues prepared
__At least one is a "Hello, This Is Me" monologue for industry auditions
__You choose material that is a great fit for you and for specific auditions
__Overall, you enjoy finding, working on, and auditioning with monologues :)

Self-Directing & Staging
__You stage yourself with fun, specific physical choices that tell your story
__You can easily adjust the staging to any size you need
__You have variety— your piece doesn't feel & look the same throughout
__You're committed and engaged with both movement and stillness
__Your body knows what to doat every moment

__You choose very specific, actable objectives for your monologues
__You act with truth and connection "off the wall"—without a partner
__You listenwhen you perform a monologue, so it's a connected, two-way conversation

Audition Technique
__You enter the room with confidence, looking delighted to be there
__You introduce/slate clearly and effectively
__You handle transitions in and out of monologues with ease
__You make strong and confident exits from the room 

**Can't do these classes? Reply to this post to join my email list, and you will hear about future monologue, cold reading, & advanced scene study classes in NYC**

I have a callback this week, so happy to have something else to work on. It’s a killer role. P.S. all these callbacks are from EPAs where I have to do a monologue. Your class works.—AMANDA McCALLUM

Four monologues in four weeks! It pushes you to explore new pieces and to make choices that would usually take a long time due to indecisive minds. I also ABSOLUTELY loved the last day.—CHRISTINE LIU

I learned more from your first class than I have ever learned in entire semesters taking other acting courses. Class atmosphere was personable and welcoming. The audition preparations and advice were also very valuable. I would love to continue my studies with you.—MICHELLE PETERSON

I actually had fun at that audition yesterday! This is SO crazy helpful when it comes to how confident I feel—even in singing auditions.—DIANE TERRUSA

• 8 Actors only per class
• Everyone works in every class
• Finish up to 4 audition-ready monologues
• Take the technique with you
• Tuition $545. Payment plans available 

This class is for actors with previous acting training and a strong work ethic, who truly want to bust through past frustrations learn to make monologues and the audition process a creative, fun, business-savvy part of their acting lives. All will work with rehearsal partners as part of the class and must be willing to be a prepared, attentive, punctual and generous partner. 

Reply to this post with a resume. Upon acceptance, a deposit of $145 holds your place. Let us know if you need a payment plan for the balance. Otherwise, the balance is due on the first day of class.

I am indebted to you and my classmates for the most informative and exciting monologue training I've ever had. Knowing that I could follow easy steps to take care of all the presentational elements of monologue auditioning made it so much easier to let the acting shine through.—McLEAN PETERSON

After only 3 days with a new monologue, using your techniques, I had a very successful general audition. Before I took your class I would not have felt ready and would not have attended. The 'countdown' technique alone was worth the whole price of the class. It focused me in a simple way and allowed my first moment to come out fully without any self-consciousness or self-doubt.—JACKIE MARUSCHAK

My favorite part of this class is that you FORCE us to see what an audition looks like from the other side of the table by walking in and, introducing yourself. The class size allows for enough work time. The four monologues I left class with have me feeling prepared!—JOE GODLEY

I love this work! My body and instincts haven't felt this free to make choices for a long (frustrating) time!


KAREN KOHLHAAS is a Director, Teacher, Author, and Filmmaker.Director:Karen is a founding member of New York's Atlantic Theater Company, where her productions include plays by Harold Pinter, David Mamet, Annie Baker, Keith Reddin, Shel Silverstein and Kate Moira Ryan. She has also directed for the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, Naked Angels, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York Live Arts, 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, the Alley Theatre, Houston, New Dramatists, Menagerie Theatre in Cambridge, UK, The Culture Project, Practical Theater Co. in Sydney and others.Teacher: Karen has over 25 years teaching experience and is a senior teacher at the Atlantic Acting School's NYU undergraduate and full time conservatory programs. She teaches her own NYC classes in monologues; Fearless Cold Reading & Audition Technique; Advanced Acting; and Directing (summer only). She teaches guest workshops around the country and internationally including theaters, schools, conferences and universities in Atlanta, Austin, Seattle, Dallas, Miami, Mississippi, the UK and Australia, and also Monologue Teacher Training to university and high school teachers. Author: Karen's books and DVD are The Monologue Audition: A Practical Guide for Actors (foreword by David Mamet and a Backstage MUST-READ); How To Choose A Monologue For Any Audition; The Monologue Teacher's Manual; and, The Monologue Audition Video (DVD).Filmmaker: Karen's short films include two with acclaimed performer/playwright Taylor Mac, several short documentaries, and she is currently at work on a feature documentary about Tennessee Williams in the Mississippi Delta. ( DURATION


May 30, 2019 - June 21, 2019



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