Monologues & Scenes: Picking the Right One

How do you choose?? So you’ve signed up for a workshop and one of the requirements is to provide your own scene or monologue. Where do you start? Many actors will have a few if not more pieces of material to showcase in their portfolio, ready to perform at any given time for the sake […]

Building a Backstory Part 2: Asking the Questions

Ready to become a detective? Now that you’ve identified the themes of the piece, it’s time to start asking the necessary questions. We know that themes help identify what the writer is trying to say overall in the story, now the next task is trying to figure out what exactly it is that the writer is […]

Building a Backstory Part 1: Themes

First things first… Remember in English class when you had to identify the themes in the piece you were studying? Just in case it’s been a while since your last lesson, a theme is the overall message the writer is trying to convey. Like authors, screenwriters also use themes when writing screenplays. Actors then have […]