The New Works Playhouse Workshops: Sessions with Shelby: An Interactive Monologue Workshop
March 7, 2021 2pm-4pm GMT


- Please be sure to have a contemporary monologue between 60 and 90 seconds prepared and memorised for participation in the workshop.

The Goal:

This workshop is an ideal way to polish up some brand new audition material or breathe new life into a familiar piece that may be feeling stale. In Sessions with Shelby, we'll work to break down the audition process into 4 key elements: Choosing Content, Finding Your Flow, Identifying Objectives, and Experimenting with Actions; then apply this philosophy to your existing piece!

Learning Objectives:

- Choosing Content: A brief discussion on how to choose the best material for auditions and how to prepare long before the memorisation begins.

- Finding your Flow: A brief discussion on energy, pacing, and how to clarify a beginning, middle, and end all in under two minutes.

- Identifying Objectives: Suggestions of strategies to use in determining what your character wants/needs, how they're going to go about getting it, and what is standing in their way.

-Experimenting with Actions: Applying diverse transitive verbs to each section of your monologue to give your performance a flair that is fresh, unique, and distinctly you!

Estimated length
Approx 2hrs


Shelby Lynhall is an actor, director, and educator with a BA in Theatre and English from the University of Denver. She has performed on stage, in film, and directed projects for stage. Her experience in directing, as well as her compassion for the actors' experience gives her an advantageous edge in communicating with actors and helping them to make new discoveries in their work. She is currently part of the core team at The New Works Playhouse.

This is an initial sign-up form to register your interest. Attendance will be on a first-come-first-serve basis and the first 10 people who register will be invited by email to purchase a ticket for the workshop on a pay-what-you-can basis between £5 and £15.

Once the ticket purchase has been confirmed, you will receive the details to access the Zoom workshop session.

Filling out this form does not guarantee access to the workshop.

The workshop is open to members and non-members of The New Works Playhouse.
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