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How Can Young Actors Find Appropriate Monologues?

How Can Young Actors Find Appropriate Monologues? by Rita Litton “As an acting teacher and coach, I often field requests from young actors seeking a good monologue, something distinct, comedic, one-to-two minutes… Can I help? I usually suggest a private session. I bring in folders with hundreds of age-appropriate monologues and I promise that the student will leave with at least two contrasting pieces they  love, and that suit them. Finding a good monologue is not simply a matter of knowing which new play has a catchy or memorable monologue, selecting the longest paragraph of text in a play,...

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions How I Teach Course Descriptions Upcoming Classes Summer Intensives Monologue Prep Register Mari Lyn Henry (Mari Lyn Henry is a career coach, teacher, and former director of casting for ABC-TV.) ““I have known Rita Litton for many years. She is a pioneer in the area of helping young people get the best kind of acting training to prepare them for a career in film, TV and theatre. I have featured Rita in a chapter in the book I co-authored “How to Be a Working Actor.” If anyone knows how to give young people an overview of what it takes to audition...

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Acting Classes How I Teach Course Descriptions Upcoming Classes Summer Intensives Monologue Prep Register Rita Litton (from the book “Acting for Young Actors” by Mary Lou Belli and Dinah Linney) “I believe that acting is action oriented, and emotions are the result of intentions successfully or unsuccessfully achieved. An actor does not come on a set or stage to ‘feel an emotion.” The actor ventures into a dramatic situation to do something. There is a reason why acting is also re-acting. An actor who feels the electric two-way giving and receiving is truly alive.” My classes...

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Monologue Prep

Monologue Prep Rita’s Monologue students write: “Rita, I wanted to thank you so much for helping me with my monologues and to let you know that I will be going to SUNY Purchase!! I am so excited!! It’s for the ACTING program, 24 out of 1200 got in, and I can’t believe I did !!!!” Sara M..” “was accepted early decision to NYU Tisch School of the Arts as a Drama major-I’m so excited! Thank you so much for your help. I am so grateful for everything I learned with you!” Lauren S. “Triston felt the audition (SUNY Purchase) went well. They were impressed by the classical...

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