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Tony
Your site is so great, it makes researching the business sooo much easier having all the info in one place! thankyou thankyou thankyou.
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Hi Tony!
Most people don’t even take the time to tell a person how to reach their goal. I want to thank you for everything and for responding to my messages. Sometimes I just test people to see if they really care about my career and you do. You can continue to send me some tips on how I can accomplish my goals, because you inspire me a lot. Thank you for caring.
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Tony,
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Need A Monologue Coach?

Ever Consider A Monologue Coach?

What is it?

Seeking out an acting coach to help you specifically with your monologues will allow you the opportunity to work with a professional to perfect your monologues for an audition, a acting class, to get into a school, for an agent or casting director or any other reason that you may need to have a monologue at performance level, ready to show off your acting talents. Many actors who have been acting for a long time find it necessary to check in with a such an acting coach every now and then to make sure they are not stuck in a rut and to swap out monologues that are not working with fresh material.

What the benefits of having a monologue coach?

  1. By taking classes that help you with your monologues you are essentially increasing your chances of booking a role if you have to perform one in an audition.
  2. Your coach will be able to help you first of all, help you select the right monologue that is in line with your type and style of acting
  3. He or she can also make sure your monologues work and that you have a repertoire that is filled with monologues contrasting in style and content.
  4. Like an athletic coach pushes an athlete, an acting coach pushes them to grow and stretch and go deeper into their material.
  5. A monologue coach will not only help you improve upon what you have he/she will help you understand your text better and help you make the best emotional choices possible.
  6. Most importantly, when you are in a session with your coach it is a real opportunity to play with what you have got, to try out new things and explore your monologues. You are in a safe environment to make mistakes, and it is better to make those mistakes in a learning environment than to make them when you are out on an audition for a role that you would really like to get.

Before you go to your first monologue session you might want to get prepared by having some monologues ready to take with you to work on.

Read through plays or as many monologues as you can to find texts that you respond to, any response is worthwhile whether it is emotional or intellectual, these will be the ones that you may ultimately end up using. Remember to find contrasting styles, contemporary, Shakespearian, comedy, drama and so on as this will give you more to work on with your coach.

And Don't forget! Onc you have found a monologue, you have to perform it…well!

Where to find really good dramatic and short comedic monologues.

Here is what an agent says about performing a monologue for her and whether or not you should use props.

Here are 12 Mistakes To Avoid Written by an excellent monologue coach in New York!

Do You Have A Technique To Memorize Monologues? Try This One.

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