A few months ago I was asked to teach first-time student writers how to write a monologue. Easy, I thought. I’ve been writing monologues for twenty years. This should be a no-brainer. I put together a lesson plan and walked confidently into the room.
Boy was I surprised. Instead of theatre, the students were giving me story, and I wasn’t sure why. What was wrong with my plan?
Are you in the same boat? Are you a drama teacher who wants your students to write their own monologues? Have you tried to incorporate monologue units into the classroom with less than satisfactory results?
I’m going to let you in on a little secret – if you want your students to write terrible monologues, tell them to “Write a monologue.” If you want good monologues, you need to take an entirely different approach.
Join me for a free drama teacher training where I’ll share my tips so you can set the stage for student-written monologues.
- A very specific way to prepare students to write monologues without panic.
- The 5 critical steps you must take to ensure students are ready to write their first amazing monologue.
- The answer to the most common frustration I hear from teachers: “How do I get students to write monologues that are theatrical rather than short stories?”
I’ve been there too. I’ve struggled with student-written monologues. But I know how powerful they can be when taught properly.
You can get quality theatrical monologues from your students. I’ll show you how.
- Thursday April 24th, 8:30pm EDT
- Friday April 25th, 8:30pm EDT
I’m so excited to share this with you. I’ll see you there!