Workshop: The Secrets Of A Great Monologue
Artistic Director Edward Dennis Fogell
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.
- 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.
- 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!
7:00pm to 10:00pm
To register, give us a call at 773-645-0222
or just click the link below.
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 -
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
fulfill their dreams.