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Drama/Performing Arts
Acting Monologues

Need to work on your acting skills? Register today for this course and receive coaching from successful Catholic actor Mr. Kevin O’Brien.

Total classes: 6

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 7th to 9th grade

Suggested credit: 1/2 semester Drama, Speech, or Language Arts


In this course, Kevin O’Brien, professional actor of stage and screen, audio books and television, will coach Middle School students in brief dramatic and comedic monologues. Some will be from plays that exist; some can be monologues that the students write themselves. Each student will get a chance to memorize and perform in class: three monologues of no more than three minutes each, from a comedy, a tragedy, and a play of the student’s choosing. Mr. O’Brien will coach each student in acting technique, giving notes and instruction.


Class One: Introduction
Class Two: Monologue 1
Class Three: Monologue 2
Class Four: Monologue 3
Class Five: Re-Presentation of an earlier Monologue
Class Six: Review

Materials and Homework

Course Materials: Suggested monologues as provided by the instructor.

Homework: Memorizing a three-minute monologue will probably take about 30 minutes per day for five days. If students choose to write a monologue, it will be submitted on Moodle and approved by the instructor prior to its performance.

Important Dates

Class Dates: Tuesdays, March 5 to April 16. No class March 26 (Holy Week)

Starting Time: 1:00 PM Eastern (12:00 Central; 11:00 Mountain; 10:00 Pacific))

Duration per class: 45 minutes

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