5 Week Monologue Bootcamp (on Zoom)
Looking to improve your acting in a practical way but don't know where to begin? Want to feel confident at your next audition? Looking for monologues you can always have in your back pocket? Andrés's 5 week Monologue Bootcamp will take your performance to the next level. He will work with you individually to find contrasting monologues that work for you, help you make acting choices that are specific to you as a performer, and walk you through giving the best audition you can, every time. Culminating in a final mock-audition monologue presentation, this workshop will give you the tools you need to craft a thought-out, believable performance that showcases YOU at your fullest capacity.
2 group sessions: Saturday, June 6 & 27, 3:00 - 4:30 pm Pacific Time
3 private 60 min. sessions scheduled individually
Week 1: This introductory class will take place in a group format. Andrés will guide the group through games and theatre exercises to help him get a sense of you as a performer in a low-stakes, playful environment.
Week 2: Script Analysis. Working one-on-one with each participant, Andrés will assign you two short, contrasting monologues and guide you through the script analysis process: Breaking up the piece into different thoughts and tracking each character's journey through the piece. What is going on underneath the words? How is my character different at the end of the monologue versus the beginning?
Week 3: Character Work one-on-one. Andrés will help bring the previous week's work to life by exploring the given circumstances of each piece and crafting characters that are fully realized and physically unique.
Week 4: Personalizing the work and preparing for the audition. In the final one-on-one session with Andrés, you will deepen the work you've already done by doing what all great actors do: making the words personal to you. This session will also focus on proper audition etiquette. How do you work with nerves? How can you make the best possible impression? How do you stand out from the crowd while staying true to you?
Week 5: Mock-Audition. Andrés will play the role of casting director, leading the whole group through a simulated audition environment. This final presentation is meant to celebrate the work of each participant while preparing them to ace their next audition.
Andrés Goldszmidt is a stage and screen actor and a rising senior earning his BFA from NYU's Tisch School of The Arts. He has received training from the Atlantic Acting School, the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, and Stonestreet Studios in New York City. He is trained in various forms of acting: classical (Shakespeare, Ibsen, Chekhov), contemporary drama, comedy, improvisation, musical theatre, and on-camera technique (commercial and legit). Additionally, he has experience working with esteemed New York City directors and playwrights in full productions as well as staged readings of new works. Andrés also specializes in working with young actors, having previously done so at Hope Musical Theatre in the Bay Area and at the Strasberg Young Actors Program in New York.