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 is offering this workshop series to artists free of charge. We are grateful for the support, partnerships, and collaborations that help us provide affordable development opportunities like this one -- Consider donating today! A donation of $300 fully subsidizes this workshop series for one local artist.