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Workshop: The Secrets Of A Great Monologue
with CAS Artistic Director Edward Dennis Fogell

You've just found out you've got an audition tomorrow, and you'll need to perform a monologue.  Do you have one ready to go?  Is it a piece that shows off your best acting abilities?  Is it something fresh and original that the casting director hasn't already seen a million times?  Is it a piece that's won you lots of auditions in the past?  If not, you need to check out this month's upcoming workshop, and learn the secrets to developing a fantastic, audition-winning performance piece!

Learn important techniques including, but not limited to:

- How to grab a casting director's attention right away
-Showing a wide emotional range in a single performance
-Staying within your time limit, but not feeling rushed
-How to introduce yourself before your performance begins
-Ending on a high point
-How to craft an original monologue

If you have a headshot and resume, make sure to bring them with you.  Time permitting, we will go over these and give valuable advice on what casting directors are looking for.

Reservation types

General admission - This workshop is free to attend without a reservation, provided there's still space.  To reserve a seat for yourself ahead of time, there is a $10.00 deposit, which is refunded to you when you attend the workshop.

Performance - For just $20.00 you'll get to perform or read a monologue and personally receive critique & direction from the instructor.  We'll also record your performance and send you a link where you can view your work online. 
This is a great opportunity to get feedback on your auditioning skills!

Friday, November 9th
7:00pm to 10:00pm

To register, give us a call at 773-645-0222

or just click the link below.


To ensure that everyone gets a chance to work, we will be limiting "performance" reservations for this workshop to no more than 12 people.


Edward Dennis Fogell - Artistic Director/Instructor

Received his training from such renowned institutions and acting coaches as Ted Liss School of Drama/Chicago, Victory Gardens/Chicago, CES/Los Angeles, Michael Shurtleff/New York, Geoffrey Conners and David Perry, Royal Academy of Dramatic arts/London, to name a few. Some of you out there in the industrial, audio/visual markets probably already know Ed, or at least have seen his rugged exterior in many corporate, training films & commercials for the Motorola Corps, Sears, RCA, National Safety Council , and national spots for Kellogg & Miller's Lite Beer , to name few. Some television credits include the NBC soap opera "Generations", "Lady Blue", "Crime Stories", "Unsolved Mysteries". He recreated the historic 40s-50s mob figure "Willie Bioff" in "The Projection Racket" for the BBC. Feature film credits include "Time Was"; the Chicago International Film Festival, Silver Hugo Award & LA Telly Award winner "It Takes A Lot Of Light To Make A City"; the Chicago International Film Festival, Silver Award winning "Last Days In Chicago" , the indi gem "Sitting On The Fence", Co-Starred in the action feature thriller, "Dead Air", plus countless stage productions to include "Lt Weinberg" in "A Few Good Men".

Ed has directed numerous theatre productions, features & made-for-television films, including,"Paradise Lost, Paradise Found". "In The Air Tonight" and "Detective Story", produced, directed and performed in many musical variety shows through out the United States, which includes the "Arie Crown theatre", "The Park West" and "Civic Opera House" here in Chicago and on the international set, musical show revue in Hawaii, Japan, Korea and the Republic of China. Helped co-found the "Screen Actors Academy" in La Jolla, CA. Ed frequently serves as a judge and Chairman of the judges in the "Miss Teenage Illinois", "Miss Illinois" and "Mrs. Illinois" beauty pageants.

Finally we would also like to mention that Mr. Fogell is on the board of directors at Complete Video & Film Productions as well as president of Worldwide Entertainment. Ed possesses a refreshingly honest, no nonsense approach to the method, coupled with an unequaled passionate affection for the actors he coaches and commitment to helping them fulfill their dreams.

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