An actor walks alone in an empty theatre.

The World of the Monologue

An actor walks alone in an empty theatre.Kal recently attended another amazing workshop at the Actors Centre, called ‘The World of the Monologue’ led by Chris New.

The day-long workshop addressed the challenges in bringing a monologue to the stage, creating drama and conflict on stage by yourself, exploring techniques to make sense of the text and bringing the words to life through imagination.

Through a process of presentation and observation, each actor in the small group worked through his/her chosen monologue and created sharp images in the space to ultimately find a more authentic delivery.

Chris New’s techniques help the actor to push through barriers and mindsets that prevent the monologue from becoming a richer experience, not only for the audience but also the performer.

Alumnus of RADA, Chris graduated in 2006 and was nominated as Best Newcomer at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his role in the West End revival of Martin Sherman’s Bent. He was also nominated for Best Newcomer at the BFI London Film Awards for his film debut in 2012 in Andrew Haigh’s Weekend.

Find out more about The World of the Monologue.

[Photo credit: Marco Michelini]