Rotate Theatre Acting Workshop: Monologues & Solos

A woman stands on stand speaking.
A woman stands on stand speaking.
  • Oct 22 - Dec 17, Sundays 5:30-8:00pm
    • No sessions 11/26 and 12/3
    • Optional: Dec 19 - Bonus virtual session with Writing Workshop participants.
    • Optional: Feb 17 - Performance in Rotate's winter event, Stage Test.
  • Location: UW South Madison Partnership
    • 2238 South Park St, Madison, WI
    • Free surface parking and space is on ground level. Bus stop on the corner.
    • Single-occupancy gender-neutral restroom and low-fragrance soap available.
  • Age: Adult
  • Experience Level: Recommended for those with a theatre background. Performers of underrepresented demographics (LGBTQIA2S+, BIPOC, women, etc) who are exploring new material or who feel out-of-practice are especially encouraged to participate.
  • Facilitators: Cyra K. Polizzi with directors Breahan Eve Pautsch and Richard Paro.
  • COVID Precautions: If experiencing symptoms or known exposure, participants are asked to test negative before arrival and a mask is recommended.
  • Cost: Free*
  • Registration: Closed.

Rotate Theatre Acting Workshop: Monologues & Solos is a consent-conscious workshop series inviting artists to embrace curiosity, collaboration, and multidirectional learning while rehearsing monologues and/or solo musical numbers.

Each week consists of a highly modifiable warm-up and an acting game, followed by an opportunity for each participant to play with a short piece with the help of Rotate directors and the other participants, and concludes with a closing activity. Participants have the option of cold-reading a new piece each week, exploring one piece over the course of the series, or anything in between. Those working on songs, may rehearse a capella or provide a recorded backing track.

Participants in the fall 2023 series are invited (but not required!) to perform a piece in Rotate Theatre's winter event, Stage Test: An Evening of Works in Development, on February 17 at the MYArts building in Madison, WI.

Rotate Theatre's fall programming includes a virtual Writing Workshop on Tuesdays running in tandem with the Acting Workshop.

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*Rotate Theatre Company, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is able to offer this opportunity to artists free of charge because of support from our community -- Make a donation today! A donation of $300 covers the workshop series for one local artist.