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Date / Time: Monday 15th April

Duration: 11.00 - 13.00

Venue: Sue Townsend Theatre

Practitioner: Joan Iyiola | The Mono Box

Shake up your speech: Contemporary 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 Monday we will look at your chosen monologues from the contemporary repertoire and will examine and explore in detail how you can make choices that will bring the text alive vividly, with variation and specificity.  

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 Contemporary 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.