Working on a monologue

The workshop is an introduction to working on the monologue, a preparation for further work alone or with a mentor:
– selecting a monologue
– development of a directorial dramaturgy plan
– text, subtext, and context
– examining the meaning of sentences, relationship of sentences/verses
– adoption of a monologue; creation of a character in relation to the psychophysical characteristics of the actor
– goals and motivation of the character for his/her actions in the monologue
– exploration of physical actions
– intonation, intensity, tempo, rhythm
– relationship to other characters
– presentation of the text, listening
– exploration of emotional registers, change of voice color, increase of expressiveness
– suggesting costumes and props
– performing the monolog in front of other participants (optional)