Shakespeare Monlogues: A Workshop for Actors

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Shakespeare Monlogues: A Workshop for Actors




Six sessions:  March 11 to April 15
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Via Zoom

This six week workshop, taught by Lynn Sotos via Zoom, will provide the participant with a supportive environment in which to develop a monologue in verse from one of Shakespeare’s plays.  The monologue can be a new challenge, or one that is dusted off from the past!  In each session, the actor will learn to make effective choices based on clues written in the text. And each participant will have the option of performing their monologue in a Zoom showcase for a small, invited audience.

Says Lynn, “Shakespeare monologues embody characters that are larger than life and great fun for actors to play. Classical monologues are an asset for auditioning actors and will be useful for upcoming MTC auditions.”

An overview:

  • Six 2 hour sessions,  beginning Thursday, March 11 at 7:00 pm.
  • Actors of all experience levels welcome.
  • Participants can work at their own pace – performance is optional.
  • Participants must to be able to access  Zoom on their laptop, desktop, or phone with full use of camera and microphone.
  • This class is suitable for most high school students.
  • Suggested donation is $75 for the six classes.  Sliding scale for local (Mendocino County) actors.  All proceeds benefit Mendocino Theatre Company.
  • Questions?  Please email

About the teacher:

Lynn Sotos is an actor (Luna Gale) & director (Miracle on 34th Street) and former MTC board member who has performed throughout the Bay Area.  Among her many roles are: Goneril in King Lear (The Phoenix Theatre);  Hecate and the Porter in Macbeth  (Livermore Shakespeare Festival); Gertrude in Hamlet (The Alcove Theatre); Mistress Overdone in Measure for Measure (Arclight Repertory Theatre); and Lucetta in the Two Gentlewomen of Verona  (SF Free Civic Theatre).  Lynn Sotos studied Shakespeare for Performance at the ACT Summer Training Congress Shakespeare Intensive, ACT Studio, Berkeley Rep, and Kate Geer’s Shakespeare workshop.