Writing Monologues

SCRIPT X 463.4E

Craft powerful dramatic and comedic moments by employing techniques of monologue, offering characters the chance to make unforgettable statements within your story.

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Remote Instruction
Starting at $665.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0

What you can learn.

  • Discover the elements of powerful monologues and speeches
  • Explore examples of monologues from television, drama, and politics
  • Complete exercises and prompts to practice crafting powerful monologues
  • Jumpstart new works or enrich works in progress with moments of monologue and speeches

About this course:

A great monologue can be the most memorable moment in a film, play, or novel. A wonderfully written speech can bring an audience to their feet or to their knees. What makes a good monologue? That is what this class/workshop will be exploring and experimenting with.  We read and examine monologues written by Aaron Sorkin to Phoebe Waller-Bridge to Shakespeare to David Sedaris to AOC on the house floor. Each week, we read and discuss, and then you write. These monologues can be based on characters you’re currently working on in your novels, films, or plays—or use these exercises to find new voices and stories. After ten weeks, you have some wonderfully crafted speeches to use wherever they may live best.

Winter 2021 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Future Offering (Opens November 02, 2020 12:00:00 AM)
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Wednesday 7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: Laurel Ollstein
377570
Fee:
$665.00
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 15 students.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 20, 2021
Course Requirements
Internet required to retrieve course materials.
Schedule
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Wed Jan 6, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Jan 13, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Jan 20, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Jan 27, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Feb 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Feb 10, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Feb 17, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
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Wed Feb 24, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Mar 3, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online
Discussion
Wed Mar 10, 2021
7:00PM PT - 10:00PM PT
Online

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