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This event has concluded - Winter Workshop Series: December 2023

Updated: Dec 20, 2023

Ace the Audition: Monologues

Unleash your potential in the world of theater with our winter workshop series!

First up: Monologues with Jonah Hagans.

Monologues provide some of the most exciting, intimate moments in live theater. However, they can also be a source of stress for performers, not least because they are often seen as a "necessary evil" in the audition process. Join us for a transformative experience that will equip actors with essential solo performance skills and empower them to conquer audition anxiety. Our comprehensive two-day program provides the tools, confidence, and support you need to shine onstage and culminates in the opportunity for a mock audition/presentation with feedback from industry experts!

When: December 10th (Part 1) and 17th (Part 2) from 2-6PM

Where: Our Space, Hatagaya

Cost: ¥8000 for two sessions

Maximum participants: 12

Part 1

Sunday, December 10th 2023 13th, 2023 (2-6PM)

In the first day of the workshop we will cover:

How to choose a monologue

How to cut a monologue

Monologue as performance

Audition etiquette

Cold reading techniques

Other practical skills

Part 2

Sunday, December 17th, 2023 (2-6PM)

The second day of the workshop will include:

Mock audition/presentation

Feedback and a Q&A session

Materials needed:

A comedic, serious, or classical monologue that you want to work on. The monologue should be 2-4 minutes in length and should come from a published play or musical. There's no need to memorize the monologue for Part 1; however, you should allot time to memorize and rehearse between Part 1 and Part 2. If you need help choosing an appropriate monologue, contact the instructor via the email link below.

About the instructor:

Jonah Hagans is an alumnus of the Chicago Academy for the Arts, the California Institute of the Arts, and The Royal National Theatre of Great Britain. He has directed over a dozen shows for TIP in both main and second stage productions including THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, THE WIZARD OF OZ, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, AVENUE Q, and THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK. He has also worked as cast and/or crew for a plethora of other productions as lighting designer, set designer and set builder, dance choreographer, combat choreographer, front of house, costume designer, vocal director, and props master. Jonah has taught theater in the UK, USA and Japan for the last three decades. He looks forward to introducing the passion for the theater that he embraces every day to a new group in showing them the ropes of how to be involved in this gratifying process.


Feel free to contact us by email for further information about this exciting training opportunity!


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