How This Works
If you are an actor – Send out an email blast or ask around and see if you can find a writer. You will be astonished at who contacts you. TRULY. You will be surprised who has monologues stashed away just hoping someone would ask someday.
If you are a writer – Send out an email blast or ask around and see if you can find a actor. You will be astonished at who contacts you. Consider casting all races when possible.
The above steps are critical – it is how we open our doors to great surprises. If the above produces no results let me know and I will pair you up with someone.
MONOLOGUES are READ not memorized – pay attention to this part – not poems, short stories or stream of consciousness. A monologue is what one character says to another, or to the audience. It is active. It can be a story of course – they all are, but one with a point of view. What is the character’s goal?
LENGTH 2-4 minutes. Readers often go over the time limit because we are all liars. Your piece should not run more than 3:45 when you rehearse. Repeat offenders are not invited back.
AUDIENCE – you create it. You need to bring at least two people. This means you have to invite at least 5 people and you have to confirm them. If this is not something you want to do, I completely understand. This evening is not for you.
Invite industry people. We can comp a few with advance notice. Or you can treat them. This will affect the piece you chose. Think about the kind of work you would like to have presented to people in the business. Friends are critical, but what would you like to do where you can let yourself shine?
Cornelia Street Cafe 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village
Cornelia Street Cafe
$10 cover for everyone which includes a drink. You as well as your guests. Best to have your guests arrive early (6 PM) and get seated. If you are treating people, either be with them when they arrive or take care of this afterwards.