WHERE: Manhattan Monologue Slam!
WHEN: September 26, 2016
WHAT WERE YOU THINKING: Why play the victim after learning so much about the predator? (and I need these two minutes to stick like grits!)
FUN FACT: The gentleman who won, Daniel Danielson, played a preacher (MLK); maybe Danielle Daniels was a strong second?
What are the two best things for a fledging actor? Opportunity and Constructive Criticism! Perhaps, I should encourage you to click the link before conditioning your opinion with my critique. I won the 30 sec. round, this was the 2 min. finale.
It is hard for me to watch this, it makes me cringe. When I intially wrote this monologue, (which was permitted) I wrote it to have layers, I rehearsed it to show these layers, but I got on stage and got stuck on a “high”, if you will. Part of it was being a nervous novice in theatre and the other was that I kinda started scaring myself as I continued with the piece. The energy was alittle much to contain and artfully transmit, but it was well recieved with the judges. I got great feedback about the need to have layers and to make my movements on stage “with purpose”. Overall, I was considered a powerful actress, that could be greater with enhanced skill! Great Night. One of my coaches, John Pallotta, was there and gave me great encouragement after the show.