Sharpen your Professional Acting Skills: open to HS and college teachers too!

August 12, 2019

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NY Acting teacher, Master Class with Karen Kohlhaas: THE MONOLOGUE AUDITION | A complete approach for actors and teachers

10am-5pm (includes 1 hour lunch break)

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Open to actors with some previous training;

Teachers of college, high school and junior high actors can take this class as an active participant or auditor.

Teachers can apply for credit from their admins.

Learn Karen’s complete approach to monologue auditions.

CHOOSE: How to stand out with specific choices of material by taking several important factors into account


DIRECT: How to devise fun, specific staging that tells the story and helps the actor know what to do physically at every moment—helps greatly with nerves and gives the monologue variety and suspense


ACT: How to act with connection and truth “off the wall”—solves actors’ most common question/complaint: “how can I act without a partner?”


AUDITION: How to make smooth, professional entrances, introductions and exits



Sunday November 24


12 pm-5pm (includes 1 hour lunch break)


For actors and teachers; Full and audit participation available


Learn the four steps of the Practical Aesthetics acting technique and how to apply them to work with truth and connection in the moment while working on contemporary or classic scenes. Practical Aesthetics is the acting technique taught at the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City, in the New York University undergraduate program, and full and part time conservatories. 


As time permits we will also work on staging principles of cause and effect and how they can be incorporated into scene work.


Comments “Your method is so clear to students and inspires such confidence in them. I am a big fan!”—Jackie deMontmollin, former Head of Univ. of Houston’s MA Theater Educators Program

“Both students and faculty keep using your work. There really is no one else doing what you are doing in such detail.” —Prof. Lesley-Ann Timlick, Florida International University

“I was so inspired, not only to pass on this new knowledge to my students but also to audition again. I loved every minute of the process.” —Samnel Ahn-Cooper, Tenafly High School

I have one of those auditions tomorrow with a casting director and I'm actually EXCITED about doing a monologue. Up until recently, that would have been a sign of the apocalypse. Thank you!! —Tracey Gilbert, Actor

I got called in for a general audition for the Public Theatre and performed two contrasting monologues and THEN they called me back to audition for an actual season show for them! It was such a good experience. I'm sooooooooo thankful to have taken those classes. It was one of the best things I have ever done for my acting life. —Brian Morgan, Actor


call: (512) 223-7219


co sponsored by The Actor's School Austin Community College Continuing Education Rick Roemer, Babs George, Ann Ciccolella, Gwendolyn Kelso



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