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VCU has received Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds II (HEERF II). Student grants are available for financial assistance related to the coronavirus pandemic. Grants are being considered for expenses like tuition, housing, utilities, groceries, child care, and more.
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Monologue Resources from Karen Kohlhaas!
Thanks to Karen Kopryanski for attending the workshop and sharing 🙂
NewDramatists.org – read about their member playwrights; these are excellent writers; find those you resonate with, and go to their websites. Often there is a link to buy their produced plays online; some have had productions on Audible that you can download and listen to.
NewPlayExchange.org – $12/year. Huge archive of current plays and writers. Searchable by age appropriateness, genre, playwright demographics. You can review the plays and you can download many of them. If you spend some regular time finding writers who write good parts for you, you’ll have a collection of great material that no one else has.
Scribd.com – 30 day free trial then $10/month. Ebooks of many many plays, and also you can get pdf scripts. Search by playwright, search by title.
Here is a great collection of additional places to read plays for free online:
NON PLAY RESOURCES: I recommend doing good TV scripts (not famous roles), movies (not famous roles), comedy essays, follow great writers on social media, interviews with fascinating/articulate people; wild cards: Amazon reviews, Best of Craigslist. Make sure you actually have a good monologue there – check for strong beginning/middle/end/climax; don’t get seduced by novelty alone :)”
KAREN KOHLHAAS is an Atlantic Theater Company founding ensemble member, stage director, and senior teacher with over 30 years in the classroom. She is the author of THE MONOLOGUE AUDITION: A Practical Guide for Actors, recommended by Dame Helen Mirren in her Master Class on Acting; and How to Choose a Monologue for Any Audition (now on sale at www.art-and-audition.com). She was voted Best NYC Monologue Teacher and Best NYC Cold Reading Teacher by Backstage readers. She teaches monologues, cold reading, and advanced scene study.
Anne Chapman Casting & VCUarts Cinema are seeking 10 Local to RVA actors for 4 short student films shooting March of 2021 Rate: $150-200/shoot day – Final authorization for engagement of services is dependent upon university budget approval. COVID-19 University & Production Protocol Will Be Followed.
VCUarts Cinema Non-Union Short Student films
Production Company: VCUarts Cinema
Casting Director: Anne Chapman