hallie harrisSilver City Communtiy Theatre (SCCT) announces an acting workshop: “Introduction to Performing Monologues,” Saturday, August 17, 12 noon to 2:30 pm.

“This workshop for beginning through advanced actors will help participants to up your acting game with a quick intro to developing and performing monologues. The workshop will let participants hone their toolkit by creating monologues for performance and fun,” according to Hallie Harris, workshop instructor.

The workshop is limited to 12 participants; to enroll email SCCT president Thomas Leeper, thomaswleeper@yahoo.com, according to Leeper. Admission is $20; SCCT members, free.

“Having a monologue or six in your back pocket is like an actor’s business card. It’s a chance to briefly demonstrate what you can do. A good monologue is also a great way to work on different aspects of craft and develop your actor’s “toolkit.” All the elements of working on a role go into developing a monologue, but you can develop a performance ready monologue in a small fraction of the time it takes to develop a role in a full-length production. As you learn different acting methods and techniques, you can apply them to different monologues to continue practicing your acting craft,” Harris said.

“This short workshop will introduce you to integrating acting and performance fundamentals within the context of creating a short performance ready piece,” according to Harris. “You will practice techniques for memorizing more effectively, using your body and voice to connect with your audience, ways to familiarize yourself with the play so you can make intelligent choices about your performance, and learn techniques for making character choices and developing a piece into a performance ready work of art.”

“We will use games and exercises to learn a 1-minute monologue that can be used as a template for developing longer work. There will be some book work and text analysis, discussion, and gentle feedback as well” according to Harris. “Bring a water bottle and hard backed notebook you can write on so we can mark up your monologues and please wear comfortable clothes and shoes you can easily move in to express your full range of creative expression.”

Hallie Harris is an actor, theater technician, director, designer, and teaching artist. She has been acting and performing street theater and improv since 2004, after joining her college improv troupe at the University of Washington in Seattle. Since then Hallie has produced web videos for an organic farming magazine, taught acting and technical theater classes and workshops, and provided acting and public speaking coaching to working and aspiring actors. Here in Silver City, Hallie is active in the performing arts culture, including playing Bobbi Michele in SCCT’s Last of the Red Hot Lovers and directing Marjorie Prime for the Virus ensemble, of which she has been a member since 2015.

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