key information

Date / Time: Tuesday 16th April

Duration: 11:00 - 13:00

Venue: Sue Townsend Theatre

Practitioner: Joan Iyiola | The Mono Box

Shake up your speech: Classical Monologues

Location: Sue Townsend Theatre, Upstairs

A rare opportunity to help prepare your audition speeches with Joan Iyiola. With years of stage experience Joan will  investigate what makes the speech necessary at this particular moment in the play? How are you changed by the end of the speech? How can you create the specific circumstances if it's just you there? How do you leave those watching wanting more? What does the speech reveal about your possibilities as an actor?

On Tuesday the session will look at ways of approaching complex/heightened classical text, making it live and real, as if spoken for the first time, while using the form of the language. You’ll leave knowing how to opening your hearts to those big actions and taking a risks to be real and poetic.

 You’ll leave knowing how to opening your hearts to those big actions and taking a risks to be real and poetic.

PREPARATION: Please prepare one monologue from the Classic repertoire. Each should be no more than 2 minutes long. You should bring a paper copy of the speech for Joan to use as reference.

Joan Iyiola theatre credits include working at The RSC, Young Vic, and the Almeida. Most recently Joan played the title role of The Duchess of Malfi at the RSC. Her recent TV credits include Black Earth Rising and Enterprice. 

Joan is co-founder of The Mono Box, a collaborative, not-for-profit network that caters for all theatre-makers seeking alternative and affordable training.