Stage 32 Acting Lab: Perform and Master Your Monologue + Mock Audition with a Casting Director

Taught by Taylor Nichols

$299
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Thursday, Sep 24TH 1 - 3PM PDT
Tuesday, Sep 29TH 1 - 3PM PDT
Tuesday, Oct 6TH 1 - 3PM PDT
Tuesday, Oct 13TH 1 - 3PM PDT
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Class hosted by: Taylor Nichols

Actor (HBO's PERRY MASON, Hulu's PEN15, THE WALKING DEAD)

Taylor Nichols is an award winning filmmaker, theater director and actor with over one hundred credits to his name. He is currently on the Emmy-nominated Hulu show PEN15 and the HBO smash-hit PERRY MASON. Taylor has also appeared on shows such as Emmy and Golden Globe nominated THE WALKING DEAD and PRISON BREAK, the cultural hit DIRTY JOHN, Emmy-winning MODERN FAMILY, 24, Golden Globe nominated THE MENTALIST and many more. In addition to acting, Taylor is an award winning short filmmaker and an experienced producer with feature credits including THE NEXT STEP and CASE 219. Taylor brings to Stage 32 more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry and is ready to share with the community the skills and lessons he’s developed throughout his career. Full Bio »

Summary

**Only 12 Spots Available- 6 Spots Remain**

If you're an actor, no matter what level you're at or how much success you've already found, it's crucial to continue to work on your craft and build your skills as an artist. Selecting and mastering a monologue is an important exercise to not only hone your craft but to shape your voice and brand, and now Stage 32 is giving you an opportunity to get your monologue ready under the guidance of celebrated actor and teacher Taylor Nichols.

Taylor Nichols is an award winning filmmaker, theater director and actor with over one hundred credits to his name. He is currently on the Emmy-nominated Hulu show PEN15 and the HBO smash-hit PERRY MASON. Taylor has also appeared on shows such as Emmy and Golden Globe nominated THE WALKING DEAD and PRISON BREAK, the cultural hit DIRTY JOHN, Emmy-winning MODERN FAMILY, 24, Golden Globe nominated THE MENTALIST and many more. In addition to acting, Taylor is an award winning short filmmaker and an experienced producer with feature credits including THE NEXT STEP and CASE 219. Taylor brings to Stage 32 more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry and is ready to share with the community the skills and lessons he’s developed throughout his career.

Over the course of four weeks, Taylor will work closely with you in selecting, performing, and mastering your own monologue, all from the comfort of your home. As part of this collaborative and safe class setting, you will also get the chance to participate in your fellow students’ working on their own monologues and provide your feedback, a practice that is incredibly valuable for any serious actor. The class will conclude with an opportunity to present your work in a real world mock casting session with an actual casting director. You will receive feedback from the casting director and have the chance to ask questions regarding the work and the process. Through Taylor’s mentorship, you will walk away with deeper confidence in your craft as an actor and a polished monologue that you can take with you through your career.

 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • This lab is designed for actors of all levels interested in improving their craft
  • This is an in-depth, practical, and detailed lab with one-on-one time with the instructor and significantly more content than a standard 90-minute webinar.
  • ***Only 12 Spots Available-6 Spots Remain***
  • This class will consist of four weekly sessions. There will be an additional session on the fourth week where you can perform your monologue for a casting director, receive feedback and ask questions.
  • Mock audition is strictly for education purposes and not for any employment opportunities
  • Plus, to stay motivated and inspired, you will have access to a private, dedicated Stage 32 Lounge where you can communicate with your fellow classmates throughout the TV project development process.
  • To see the full acting lab schedule, see below under "What You Will Learn".

 

PLEASE NOTE: This exclusive Stage 32 lab is limited to 12 students and will be booked on a first come, first served basis. Only 6 spots remain. The opportunity to work this closely and for this long with an award winning and nationally recognized actor is an incredibly valuable opportunity. If you are interested, please book quickly. Once the spots are gone, they’re gone for good.

  • Payment plans are available - please contact Amanda at edu@stage32.com for more information

 

 

Praise for Taylor's Previous Stage 32 Webinar

 

"The session was at a higher level of script breakdown than I ever had before. Attests to Taylor’s understanding of the process an actor must go through to understand the scene. Superb!"

-Vee K.

 

"This webinar with Taylor was such a pleasure; his transparency, honesty, and the clarity of his approach were invaluable, and he left the class with a real, step by step process to help actors dive deeper into a script and challenge the artist within."

-Carolyn V.

 

"Wonderful job on all counts. Taylor was very informative and ever so likable."

-Jody F.

 

"This webinar far exceeded my expectations. I was so inspired by Taylor's approach to acting. So many other webinars on other platforms can end up being an up-sell with very little focus on tools that will be useful. Stage 32 webinars are not like that at all. This was a workshop with a true purpose - to help actors up-level from naturalism to honesty in a scene. Taylor broke down the process of achieving that very clearly and had actors demonstrate it in the workshop. I was honored to be a part of that. I'm so grateful to Taylor for giving me the time to take a risk and develop my work."

-Rowen V.

 

What You'll Learn

Session 1 - INTRODUCTION AND THE FOUR CORNERSTONES OF ACTING

  • A Breakdown of the Four Essential Cornerstones of Acting
    • Relaxation
    • Concentration
    • Imagination
    • Preparation
  • Choosing Your Monologue
    • The importance of finding contrasting monologue
    • How to identify the monologues that best show who you are as an actor and how far you can stretch
  • Preparing Your Monologue
    • How best to rehearse and prepare your work
    • Helpful tips on how best to memorize your lines
  • Monologue Workshop
    • Taylor will begin the process of working with each student in selecting the right monologue and successfully performing it
  • Q&A with Taylor

 

Session 2-MONOLOGUE WORKSHOP

  • Monologue Workshop
    • Taylor will continue to work with each student in selecting and successfully performing their individual monologue
  • Q&A with Taylor

 

Session 3– MONOLOGUE WORKSHOP PART 2

  • Monologue Workshop
    • Taylor will continue to work with each student in selecting and successfully performing their individual monologue
  • Q&A with Taylor

 

Session 4- MONOLOGUE WORKSHOP PART 3 + AUDITION PREP

  • Monologue Workshop
    • Taylor will continue to work with each student in selecting and successfully performing their individual monologue
  • Preparing for the Upcoming Mock Audition
    • Tried and true audition techniques
    • Skills to master before you walk into the audition
    • Etiquette of the audition room – both in person and over Zoom
  • Q&A with Taylor

 

Session 5 – MOCK AUDITION WITH A CASTING DIRECTOR

  • Each student will perform their workshopped monologue for Taylor and a real casting director, who will provide feedback and notes
  • Students will have the opportunity to ask any questions about their performance or casting in general to the casting director
  • This mock audition is strictly for education purposes and not for any employment opportunities

 

About Your Instructor

Taylor Nichols is an award winning filmmaker, theater director and actor with over one hundred credits to his name. He is currently on the Emmy-nominated Hulu show PEN15 and the HBO smash-hit PERRY MASON. Taylor has also appeared on shows such as Emmy and Golden Globe nominated THE WALKING DEAD and PRISON BREAK, the cultural hit DIRTY JOHN, Emmy-winning MODERN FAMILY, 24, Golden Globe nominated THE MENTALIST and many more. In addition to acting, Taylor is an award winning short filmmaker and an experienced producer with feature credits including THE NEXT STEP and CASE 219. Taylor brings to Stage 32 more than 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry and is ready to share with the community the skills and lessons he’s developed throughout his career.

Schedule

Session 1-Introduction and the Four Cornerstones of Acting - 9/24/20 -1pm-3pm PT

Session 2 -Monologue Workshop - 9/29/20 - 1pm-3pm PT

Session 3 - Monologue Workshop Part 2 - 10/6/20 - 1pm-3pm PT

Session 4 - Monologue Workshop Part 3  + Audition Prep - 10/13/20 - 1pm-3pm PT

Session 5 -Mock Audition with a Real Casting Director- 10/17/20 - 11am-1pm PT

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Q: What is the format of a lab?
A: Stage 32 Next Level Classes are typically 90-minute broadcasts that take place online using a designated software program from Stage 32.

Q: Do I have to be located in a specific location?
A: No, you can participate from the comfort of your own home using your personal computer! If you attend a live online webinar, you will be able to communicate directly with your instructor during the class.

Q: What are the system requirements?
A: You will need to meet the following system requirements in order to run the webinar software: Windows 7 or later Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later.
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Q: What if I cannot attend the live lab class?
A: If you attend a live online class, you will be able to communicate directly with your instructor during the class. If you cannot attend a live class, you will have access to the entire recorded broadcast, including the Q&A. Plus, your instructor will be available via email throughout the lab.

Q: Will I have access to the lab afterward to rewatch?
A: Yes! After the purchase of the lab, you will have on-demand access to the video recording, which you can view as many times as you'd like!

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