Process to Performance Monologue Audition Class

If you have kids ages 13-16, and want to get them prepared for stage action, auditions and more – this will be something that ought to interest you!

It’s run out of the Mile Square Theatre, and taught by Matthew Lawler – a phenomenal actor and teacher. Read on for more!

How do you prepare yourself before going onstage?

How do you prepare yourself for an audition? Students will receive instruction in selecting, rehearsing, and performing a contemporary monologue which they will perform for a veteran NYC casting director who will then provide individual feedback and audition tips for success.

Students will learn to build a character through physical, vocal, and imaginative work that will serve them in the audition room and onstage. Experience the demanding but exciting adventure of bringing a fully-realized character to the stage!

When are the classes? How much?

Classes are Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 6:00-8:30. July 24, 26, 31 and August 2, 7, and 9.

Tuition: $260. Space is limited. For enrollment and registration information: mattlawler@hotmail.com

Who is Matt Lawler?

Matthew Lawler has made his living as an actor for the last 15 years. He has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and extensively in tv, film, and commercials including: Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos, Law & Order SVU, Law & Order(several episodes) Anything But Love, Knight and Day. He is a founding member of the award-winning rUDE mECHANICALS theater company of NYC. For Mile Square Theatre he has performed in ”Rounding Third”, “God of Carnage” and, most recently, “The Pavilion” where he portrayed over 15 characters, and directed: “It’s A Wonderful Life” and “ My Italy Story.” He holds an MFA in Acting from American Conservatory Theater and has taught at The Peddie School, Dowling College, and several studios and public schools in New York City.

“I worked with Matt on a one-man show called “My Italy Story”. The role called for me to play 18 characters, male and female, from New Jersey all the way to Italy. Matt helped me to discover the characters through a series of unique exercises exploring physicality, voice, and inner life. He encouraged me to find these things for myself and guided me with a light touch which resulted in a performance that I felt ownership of and confident in. It went from the job I was most scared to take to one of the best times I’ve had performing a show. I have Matt to thank for that.”

-Tom Pelphrey, 2-time Emmy winner currently starring on Broadway in “Over the Ranbow”