Monologue Workshop 2020

Our goal is to create an event, a performance, a kaleidoscope of characters and actions. We utilize a collaborative process of writers, teachers and actors. This year we will also add the element of acting for the camera. The Monologue Workshop is led by coaches Laura Gardner, Frank Collison, and Rob Lecrone.

Submission Guidelines:

  • 2020 Play Lab playwrights can submit up to two one-minute monologues
  • Please include the character’s age range.
  • If a piece is from a play, please include the title.
  • Submit monologues as separate files, either PDF or Word.
  • Submissions must be received by May 9 to dlmoore@alaska.edu.
  • For now, submissions are only being accepted from playwrights who were invited to present in the 2020 Play Lab.

Process

  • Coaches will review pieces as they come in.
  • If there are issues with length, we will work with you to cut them down.
  • All accepted monologues will be posted on the 2020 Monologue Workshop page of our website.
  • Actors will be invited to review them and sign up for specific pieces, with a maximum of two actors per piece and up to 40 total performances.
  • The writers are invited to a group Zoom meeting on June 6th, 4:00 p.m. PST with all the actors and the coaches
  • From June 8 to 19, we are aiming to have two individual Zoom sessions with a coach per actor. You will receive invites to these sessions.
  • There will be a final group class on June 20 at 1:00 p.m. PST.
  • There will be an online final performance at 4:30 p.m. PST on June 20.
  • These monologues will be added to our general monologue resource on the Theatre Conference web page, unless the playwright would prefer otherwise.

The Zoom orientation meeting is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy9FZGQiMQQ. It’s not required viewing, but has some good advice on the program and monologue writing in general.

This program is intended to provide an educational and communal experience for its participants. As you may have picked up, not all pieces chosen for the Workshop will end up being performed, which is determined by what the actors choose.

Any questions that arise, please don’t hesitate to contact me. This is all very new to us as well. Dawson Moore