The Art and the Audition with Karen Kohlhaas
New York, NY 10011
Based on my book THE MONOLOGUE AUDITION, this class allows you to finish 4 new monologues, and is ideal prep for:
• Agent, manager, and casting diretctor meetings and seminars
• Summer stock auditions
• Training and apprentice programs
• Undergrad and graduate acting programs
See below for a complete checklist of what we cover, my bio, and comments from past students.
If you are not able to take these classes and want to hear about the next ones, reply to this post to join my list!
M A S T E R M O N O L O G U E S
With director/teacher/author KAREN KOHLHAAS
of the Atlantic Theater Company
“We’ll say it: monologues are hard. Legendary director and teacher Kohlhaas addresses this stick in the actor’s craw from preparation to execution, demystifying one of the most difficult forms of theatrical audition. Headed to an open call? Learn how to direct, stage and even enjoy performing your monologue in the room.” —BACKSTAGE
These groups are now enrolling*
A | Thurs PM | 6-10pm | Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
B | Friday AM | 9am-1pm | February 8, 15, 22, March 1
*If you can't do these, but would like to hear about future classes including monologues, cold reading, advanced scene study, and Tennessee Williams scene study, please reply to this post with your email and we will put you on the mailing list.
Here's a detailed breakdown of what we cover. You'll be able to check off everything on this list after my 4 week class.
How many can you check off now?
__You have 4 monologues prepared
__At least one is a "Hello, This Is Me" monologue for agent & casting director auditions
__You know how to choose material that is a great fit for you and for specific auditions
__Overall, you enjoy finding, working on, and auditioning with monologues :)
DIRECTING & STAGING
__You know how to stage yourself with physical choices that tell your story every time
__You can easily adjust the staging to any size you need
__You have variety so your monologue doesn't feel & look the same all the way through
__You're comfortable with both movement and stillness
__Your body knows what to DO at every moment
__You choose very specific, actable objectives for your monologues
__You act with truth and connection "off the wall" without a partner
__You listen when you perform a monologue, so it's a connected, two-way conversation
__You enter the room with confidence, looking delighted to be there
__You introduce/slate clearly and effectively
__You handle transitions in and out of monologues and any questions/chat with ease
__You make strong and confident exits from the room
TUITION & CLASS INFO
• 8 Actors only per class
• Everyone works in every class
• Finish up to 4 audition-ready monologues
• Take the technique with you
• For actors with previous training only
• Tuition $495. Payment plans available
TO APPLY: Please reply to this post with your resume. For actors with previous training only.
WHAT ACTORS ARE SAYING
"I learned more from your first class than I have ever learned in entire semesters taking other acting courses."
"After only 3 days with a new monologue, using your techniques, I had a very successful general audition. Before I took your class I would not have felt ready and would not have attended. The 'countdown' technique alone was worth the whole price of the class. It focused me in a simple way and allowed my first moment to come out fully without any self-consciousness or self-doubt." —JACKIE MARUSCHAK
"My favorite part of this class is that you FORCE us to see what an audition looks like from the other side of the table by walking in and, introducing yourself. The class size allows for enough work time. The four monologues I left class with have me feeling prepared!" —JOE GODLEY
"I learned more from your first class than I have ever learned in entire semesters taking other acting courses. Class atmosphere was personable and welcoming. The audition preparations and advice were also very valuable. I would love to continue my studies with you." —MICHELLE PETERSON
"Monologues are no longer this scary place that I don't understand. I actually had fun at that audition yesterday! This is SO crazy helpful when it comes to how confident I feel— even in singing auditions." —DIANE TERRUSA
KAREN KOHLHAAS is a Director, Teacher, Author, and Filmmaker. Director: Karen is a founding member of New York's Atlantic Theater Company, where her productions include plays by Harold Pinter, David Mamet, Annie Baker, Keith Reddin, Shel Silverstein and Kate Moira Ryan. She has also directed for the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, Naked Angels, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York Live Arts, 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, the Alley Theatre, Houston, New Dramatists, Menagerie Theatre in Cambridge, UK, The Culture Project, Practical Theater Co. in Sydney and others. Teacher: Karen has over 25 years teaching experience and is a senior teacher at the Atlantic Acting School's NYU undergraduate and full time conservatory programs. She teaches her own NYC classes in monologues; Fearless Cold Reading & Audition Technique; Advanced Acting; and Directing (summer only). She teaches guest workshops around the country and internationally including theaters, schools, conferences and universities in Atlanta, Austin, Seattle, Dallas, Miami, Mississippi, the UK and Australia, and also Monologue Teacher Training to university and high school teachers. Author: Karen's books and DVD are The Monologue Audition: A Practical Guide for Actors (foreword by David Mamet and a Backstage MUST-READ); How To Choose A Monologue For Any Audition; The Monologue Teacher's Manual; and, The Monologue Audition Video (DVD). Filmmaker: Karen's short films include two with acclaimed performer/playwright Taylor Mac, several short documentaries, and she is currently at work on a feature documentary about Tennessee Williams in the Mississippi Delta. (www.TennWmsDelta.com).
February 7, 2019 - March 1, 2019