Monologue Class – Online – Middle School
Monologue Class for Middle Schoolers (Online)
Whether you want to master a monologue for auditions or even write your own monologue about how you are coping with corona cabin fever, this is a great class for you. Students will have the rare opportunity to train with Triple Threat founder and Golden Globe nominee Cynthia Gibb! She has worked one on one with numerous students to prepare their monologues for college auditions, landing them at top performing arts institutions—including NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Carnegie Mellon, and Chapman—as well as in Broadway, TV, and movie roles.
Monologue work also happens to be very conducive to our new virtual classroom setting! "Seeing" your friends in this 6-week Zoom class and stretching your acting muscles is just the remedy for these isolating times.
In this class you will zero in on the best monologues for you, build your confidence, learn relaxation techniques for performing and auditioning, and exercise your imagination. Optional: workshop your ideas for original monologues and craft them into brilliant performances!
Once you are enrolled, we will send you resources for selecting monologues and ask that you choose two comedic and two dramatic monologues (or serio-comedic monologues, which blend both, are great too). Monologues should be one to two minutes each. In the first class, we will narrow down to the best two selections for each student. If you choose to write one or two monologues of your own, this is still a good exercise in finding and analyzing what material is right for you. By the end of the session, you will have two audition-ready monologues!
Westport native Cynthia Gibb has over 60 film, TV and theater credits. She received a Golden Globe® nomination for her portrayal of Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy, opposite Bette Midler. She also starred in the Karen Carpenter Story. And anyone who ever donned legwarmers remembers her as the star of the TV series Fame! She also starred with Shirley Jones, Dick Van Dyke, Donna McKechnie, Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, James Woods, Dabney Coleman, Burt Reynolds, Christopher Lloyd and many others. Cynthia has worked with Oliver Stone, Stephen Sondheim, Jule Styne, Arthur Laurents, Neil Meron and Craig Zadan (producers of the Academy Awards, Smash and Chicago), as well as choreographers Jerome Robbins, Debbie Allen and Jaime Rogers. She has over 30 years professional experience as an actress, singer and dancer. Her TV credits include Law and Order/SVU, Criminal Minds and Without a Trace, among many others. Cynthia is a member of the prestigious Actors' Studio and has taught hundreds of singing and acting students in Connecticut, L.A., and in master classes across Italy.