Mastering the Monologue - Marietta Center for the Arts

One of the most intimidating aspects of any audition is the dreaded monologue. How do I choose one? What are the people behind the table looking for? How do I overcome my nerves? With stages dark, performers (of all experience levels) must take it upon themselves to stay sharp for when theater doors swing open and auditions begin again. In “Mastering the Monologue”, local director and actor Kevin Ditzler will guide you through what you need to know to make an impact at your next general audition. Join us via zoom for this small group class that will allow you to work privately, perform to an audience and receive real time feedback. This 6 week class will provide weekly 60 minute group sessions for performance and 1 weekly 30 minute session for each student with Kevin Ditzler for in depth one-on-one work. By the end of the 6 week session, participants will leave the class with 2 audition ready monologues.

Instructor: Kevin Ditzler

Kevin is a local theater director and performer with over 25 years of experience. He’s directed performers of all ages and experience levels at Susquehanna Stage Company, Ephrata Performing Arts Center, York Little Theater, Millersville University, Manheim Central, and Warwick high schools. He was the Director of Education at EPAC from 2004-2007 and he created and implemented theater camps, workshops, classes, and 1 on 1 lessons. Kevin currently directs the musical each year at Lampeter-Strasburg high school.


Mastering the Monologue

Ages: 14+

Class Size: No more than 12 students

Days: Tuesdays, September 8 – October 13
6 one-hour group sessions
6 half-hour one-on-one sessions

Group Sessions: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

One-on-One Sessions: TBD

Cost: $180 for all 6 weeks