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Audition Class for Actors: Performing Drama Monologues! (Ages 9-12)

In this one-time class, students will learn how to present and perform a monologue (for theater, agents, and on-camera), as well as work on their pre-selected dramatic monologues during class with direction and feedback from the instructor.
Janet B Milstein
209 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
  There are no upcoming classes.
120 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
Live video chat, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Great for exploring new interests and different styles of teachers

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Class Experience

Students will learn how to present and perform a dramatic monologue (whether live for theater or on-camera). Each student will leave with personalized feedback and direction for performing the specific comedic monologue s/he chose to work on in class.
I am an award-winning acting coach, actor, writer and filmmaker with over 15 years of experience and an MFA in Acting. The students I have coached have booked hundreds of projects including:

TV - Even Stevens, One Tree Hill, One Life to Live, Gilmore Girls, Carnivàle, Chicago Fire, Pleading Guilty, Chicago PD, APB, The Exorcist, Chicago Justice, Patriot, Empire, Girl Meets World, Chicago Code, Web Girl, Chicago Med, The Event, Timeless: Live in Concert (starring Barbra Streisand), Habla más, The Giggle Club, Prison Break, ER, Roaring 20’s, The Blue Marble Gang, Reels, PrankStars, Bimbo, In an Instant, You, Me and Johnny, The Voice, The First Family, All That, and many more! 

FILM - Contagion, Stranger Than Fiction, Payback starring Mel Gibson, The Even Stevens Movie, Barber Shop, Barber Shop 2, Soul Food, Chain Reaction starring Keanu Reeves, Just Visiting starring Christina Applegate, The Lake House, One Missed Call starring Edward Burns, The Last Airbender, The Dark Knight, An American Crime, Blood Deep, Codename: Simon, Malibu's Most Wanted, Serenity, Ancient Evil: Scream of the Mummy, The Brotherhood, Mrs. Hobbes' House, D.I.N.K.S., Merry Gentlemen, Meet the Browns, Eagle Eye, Awaken the Dead, Beyond the Soul, Roll, Bounce, Let's Go to Prison, Cover, Dedicated, Chicago Heights, Leaving Atlanta with Ben Vereen, Converging with Angels, RiffRaff, The European Kid, Iris, Blindsided, The Kari Files, Power Singles, Not Scene, The Turndown, Beyond the Soul, Playing Dress-up, Jaded, The New Detective, Pirates, Last Stop, Iodine Ink, Fallen, Turtle, The Big Fish Story, Rough Start, Parallel, Happily After, Two Days in Limbo, Henchmen: At Dr. Death’s Door, Voice of the Vespers,, 72h, She Wolf! Paddy's Bar, The Box, Delirium, Roadside, So Will Smiling, Fall(ing), A Penny For Your Thoughts, More Than Friends, Danny's Day Trip, Late Rush, The Whisperer, Late Rush, The Cyber Kid, Pen and Paper, The Pass Out Game, Through His Eyes, Meredith's Magic Wand, It's Always Cloudy, Ms. Lucky, Nighthawks, The Giver Should Be Thankful, Made in Chiraq, Counterfeit Luck, Dry, Chinese Jesus,  Riding 79, Homecoming, Spud, Number One Dad, Glamour, The Salesman, Denied, Pandemonium, Sam I am, The Sleepover, Where There's a Will, Sick Smelly Dirty Politics, Grading Curves, Fractured, Tweet Revenge, Normal, L.A. Storm Zombie, Chiraq, Sick Day, Fading, Alice: The Hatred, and many more! 

THEATER - performing with theaters such as The Goodman Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Victory Gardens, Court, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Chicago Dramatists, Raven, A Red Orchid Theatre, Second City, Timeline Theater, The Chicago Theater, Stage Left Theatre, Bailiwick Repertory, Teatro Luna, The Birmingham Children's Stockyards Theatre Co, Collaboraction, Free Associates, Steep Theatre Co, Sandhill Theatre Co, Piccolo Theatre, Appetite Theatre, Point of Contention, Pegasus Players, Village Players, Oak Park Festival Theater, Hubris Productions, The Side Project, Nothing Without A Company, Congo Square Theatre, Teatro Vista, Greenhouse Theater, The Poor Theater, ETA, Black Ensemble Theater, Emerald City, Cuckoo's Theater, Theatre Evolve, Towle Theater, Women's Theatre Alliance of Chicago, and more! 

COMMERCIALS - for clients such as McDonald's, Pepsi, Bounty Paper Towel, Chevrolet, Miller Light, Harris Bank, Footlocker, Mercedes Benz, Jordan’s, State Farm, PSP, U.S. Cellular, Toys R' Us, Virgin Mobile, UI Hospital, Wisconsin Dells, Denny's Restaurant, Tyson, Bright Start College Savings Fund, Humira, Kmart, Kenmore, Ford, Humana, Frontera Foods, Time Life, Ms. Mary's Restaurant, PBS, American Girl Doll, Home Chef, Moen, Payless, T-Mobile, Texas Tourism, and more! 

INDUSTRIALS - for clients such as United Airlines, Kohls, ComEd, American Heart Association, Seimans, Accenture, CVS, Allstate, American Medical Association, Trinity Services, Firestone, Sears, Glade, BMO Harris, GE, Kelloggs, Visa, Allstate, Bank of America, Citi, Straight Talk Wireless, and more! 

VOICE-OVER - for clients such as ​Marriot, McDonald's, Razer, Cellular One, Commonwealth Edison, Lunchables, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Six Flags Great America, Farmers Insurance, Janssen, AT&T, National Louis University, USAA and many more! 

PRINT - for clients such as McDonald's, Sears “Canyon River Blue Jeans”, JC Penney, JC Penney Bridal, Abercrombie & Fitch,Coca Cola, Montgomery Ward, DeVry, V-Tech, Triton College, CNA Insurance, Roosevelt Collection, USAA, Man Alive, Miller Lite, Staples, Real Faith in Life Magazine, Home Depot, Purina Chat Chow, Walgreens, Vein Clinics of America, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Hamricks, Velveeta, Tyson, Proffitt's Department Store, American Girl Doll, Groupon, IHOP, Genomic, Otis Spunkmeyer, Corona, Illinois Lotto, Protect-A-Bed, Snapper, Kohls, Trunk Club, Cadence Physician Group, AT&T, Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Ginny's, Unity Health, The Dump, Hefty, Demco Catalog, Avery Products, Mercedes, and many more!
Students are required to choose a drama monologue to work on in class **PRIOR** to class from the materials sent to students or in one of the instructor's books listed in the SUPPLY section.

There is no official homework after class since this is a one-time class. However, students are encouraged to rehearse and memorize their chosen monologues.
- Students are required to choose a comic monologue to work on in class **PRIOR** to class from the materials sent to students or in one of the instructor's books listed below. - Students should be prepared with a pencil and eraser and printed copy of their monologues to use during class. - I will send enrolled students a packet with around a dozen comedy monologues to choose from. If students want more monologues to choose from, they can buy my book: Cool Characters for Kids: 71 One-Minute Monologues ($8.49 Kindle, $11.95 Paperback)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There is no formal letter grade for the class, but students will receive feedback from the instructor and the class on their monologue performances and overall improvement.
2 hours per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.


Janet B Milstein
Lives in the United States
Actor ~ Acting Coach ~ Writer ~ Filmmaker
209 total reviews
725 completed classes

About Me

Hi! My name is Janet and I am an actor, award-winning acting instructor, private acting coach, best-selling author, and filmmaker. I have an MFA in Acting from State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY) and a BA in Theater with distinctions... 
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