Final Exam - Be Seen, Be Heard
Student Artists will culminate their experience in Movement and Voice by preparing an audition that incorporates all of the techniques learned throughout the semester. This audition will be a set of contrasting monologues performed using the rubric for a Monologue IE from the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).
When choosing a monologue, please follow these steps:
1. Find a monologue using search engines that would fit you. Something that reflects your relative age and your gender.
2. READ THE PLAY from which the monologue is derived. Monologues that are written simply as a stand alone work are not acceptable for audition material.
3. Write out answers to the following questions in regard to the monologue:
a. What is the basic plot summary of the show? How does this monologue fit in that plot?
b. What is the character talking about? His/Her past, present, or future goals (be specific)?
c. What are the physical traits this character puts forth in movement that can help define him/her?
d. How do you relate to this character physically, vocally, emotionally, etc.?
4. Memorize the monologue and blocking to accompany it (do not stand and recite).
Now that you have written about and memorized your monologue, find another piece that contrasts with your first one.
Follow the steps above in regard to the second monologue.
REHEARSE, REHEARSE, REHEARSE!!
In class there will be opportunity to rehearse these works and receive feedback for your work. Take and give critique throughout the process.
Don't forget to block movement into your monologue and rehearse it thoroughly.
Perform your monologues and hand in all paperwork (copy of monologue and answers).