Level II actors at Stagelight Performing Arts chose their monologues two months ago. In each class since then, Ms. Danielle took the actors through a series of exercises to build necessary techniques to perform their monologues authentically and confidently. Students were required to spend much time memorizing and rehearsing their lines outside of class.
Just as in all rehearsal processes, there were ups and downs. Performing is hard stuff! But the performance night eventually approached, and by that time, the actors were ready. As lights were being set up and parents took their seats, you could feel the excitement and nervousness of the performers. The camera rolled…
And these performers wowed us. The performances were sincere. The work was evident. The triumph these actors felt was palpable. We witnessed strong choices being made, right there during live performance. We watched students stumble on lines and finish with great determination. We watched the actors encourage and cheer each other on. We watched these groups of actors grow through this process together and as a community.
Well done, actors. We couldn’t be more proud.
Below are four of the monologues presented last week. Click a name to watch: