AD: Master Monologues in 4 Weeks | Free Evaluation


AD: Master Monologues in 4 Weeks | Free Evaluation

The Art and the Audition with Karen Kohlhaas
New York, NY 10011


Karen Kohlhaas

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AD: Master Monologues in 4 Weeks | Free Evaluation


Karen Kohlhaas is an Atlantic Theater Co. founding member, senior teacher, and Off-Broadway director. She's the author of 3 books on monologues and auditioning, and was named Best NYC Monologue Teacher multiple times by Backstage readers. She offers private classes in auditioning, advanced scene study, and Tennessee Williams intensive scene study weekends in New York City. Reply to this post to join her mailing list, or to enroll in the upcoming classes. Her website for actors is
In just 4 classes you can learn to love monologues, finish up to 4 new pieces, and learn my complete technique.
This class is ideal prep for 
  • Agent/manager meetings
  • Grad school auditions
  • Casting director meet-and-greets
  • Summer stock, repertory, and apprentice programs
Complete description & application is below, including a 1-minute video peek at what we do in class.
Karen Kohlhaas

FREE MONOLOGUE EVALUATION: For this enrollment period (through April 19), I am offering a free monologue evaluation for actors with previous training. SEND ME: Your resume, a video of you performing or reading a monologue, and a description of what kind of auditions you would use the monologue for. I'LL SEND YOU: Honest and constructive feedback about your acting choices and about how well I think the monologue fits you and your auditions. Videos are guaranteed to be deleted immediately after evaluating and will never be posted anywhere. Reply to this post and we will send you an email address to send to.

“We’ll say it: monologues are hard. Legendary director and teacher Kohlhaas addresses this stick in the actor’s craw from preparation to execution, demystifying one of the most difficult forms of theatrical audition. Headed to an open call? Learn how to direct, stage and even enjoy performing your monologue in the room.” —BACKSTAGE

With director/teacher/author KAREN KOHLHAAS of the Atlantic Theater Company (bio below)

Last monologue workshops until mid-August 2018

Thursday Mornings 9am-1pm April 19, 26, [skip May 3], May 10, 17
GROUP B: Thursday Evenings 6pm-10pm April 19, 26, [skip May 3], May 10, 17

For a peek at what we do in class, check out this 1-minute video (COPY+PASTE LINK):

Here's a detailed breakdown of what we cover.
You'll be able to check off everything on this list after 4 classes. 
How many can you check off now?

__You have 4 monologues prepared
__You have a complete approach for future monologues
__At least one is a "Hello, This Is Me" monologue for agent & casting director auditions, if that is your focus
__You know how to choose material that is a great fit for you and for specific auditions
__Overall, you ENJOY finding, working on, and auditioning with monologues :)

__You know how to stage yourself with physical choices that tell your story every time
__You can easily adjust the staging to any size you need
__You have variety so your monologue doesn't feel & look the same all the way through
__You're comfortable with both movement and stillness
__Your body knows what to do at every moment

__You choose very specific, actable objectives for your monologues
__You act with truth and connection "off the wall" without a partner
__You listen when you perform a monologue, so it's a connected, two-way conversation

__You enter the room with confidence, looking delighted to be there
__You introduce/slate clearly and effectively
__You handle transitions in and out of monologues and any questions/chat with ease
__You make strong and confident exits from the room

This technique has been used by actors, teachers, colleges, and conservatories all over the US and internationally since 1993.

• 8 Actors only per class
• Everyone works in every class
• Finish up to 4 audition-ready monologues
• Take the technique with you
• For actors with previous training only
• Tuition $495. Payment plans available

Can't do these? Reply to this post to be put on our newsletter list for future classes and free events.

TO APPLY: Reply to this post with a resume and preferred class day/time.

"I learned more from your first class than I have ever learned in entire semesters taking other acting courses. Class atmosphere was personable and welcoming. The audition preparations and advice were also very valuable. I would love to continue my studies with you." —MICHELLE PETERSON

"After only 3 days with a new monologue, using your techniques, I had a very successful general audition. Before I took your class I would not have felt ready and would not have attended. The 'countdown' technique alone was worth the whole price of the class. It focused me in a simple way and allowed my first moment to come out fully without any self-consciousness or self-doubt." —JACKIE MARUSCHAK

"My favorite part of this class is that you FORCE us to see what an audition looks like from the other side of the table by walking in and, introducing yourself. The class size allows for enough work time. The four monologues I left class with have me feeling prepared!" —JOE GODLEY

"Monologues are no longer this scary place that I don't understand. I actually had fun at that audition yesterday! This is SO crazy helpful when it comes to how confident I feel— even in singing auditions."  —DIANE TERRUSA

is a Director, Teacher, Author, and Filmmaker. Director: Karen is a founding member of New York's Atlantic Theater Company, where her productions include plays by Harold Pinter, David Mamet, Annie Baker, Keith Reddin, Shel Silverstein and Kate Moira Ryan. She has also directed for the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, Naked Angels, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York Live Arts, 24 Hour Plays on Broadway, the Alley Theatre, Houston, New Dramatists, Menagerie Theatre in Cambridge, UK, The Culture Project, Practical Theater Co. in Sydney and others. Teacher: Karen has over 25 years teaching experience and is a senior teacher at the Atlantic Acting School's NYU undergraduate and full time conservatory programs. She teaches her own NYC classes in monologues; Fearless Cold Reading & Audition Technique; Advanced Acting; and Directing (summer only). She teaches guest workshops around the country and internationally including theaters, schools, conferences and universities in Atlanta, Austin, Seattle, Dallas, Miami, Mississippi, the UK and Australia, and also Monologue Teacher Training to university and high school teachers. Author: Karen's books and DVD are The Monologue Audition: A Practical Guide for Actors (foreword by David Mamet and a Backstage MUST-READ); How To Choose A Monologue For Any Audition; The Monologue Teacher's Manual; and, The Monologue Audition Video (DVD).Filmmaker: Karen's short films include two with acclaimed performer/playwright Taylor Mac, several short documentaries, and she is currently at work on a feature documentary about Tennessee Williams in the Mississippi Delta. (


April 19, 2018 - May 17, 2018



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