Getting ready for Graduate School? Want to up your game for local Generals? NOW'S the time!!



w/ Erin Roberts

SUNDAYS, September 29th-November 24th 2PM-5PM 

$350 per student  (payment plans available)

Limited to 8 students

The Twin Cities Theatre Scene relies almost entirely on monologues to audition for shows, companies and local combined generals. This means actors need to secure that callback to even get hands on an actual script. Sadly, the nerves and dread most of us experience in facing the monologue audition undermine our abilities to be effective in these high stakes scenarios. This class is meant to challenge that notion and help the actor be inspired, connected and excited about their audition piece, and look ​forward​ to performing it!

During the 8 week class, a limited group of professional/professionally bound actors, will spend 5 classes discovering, workshopping, and perfecting new monologues. Using moment to moment work, and in-depth emotional preparation we will explore the essential and vital skills of a powerful, confident audition. In the remaining 3 classes we will address technical aspects of the audition process, (headshot, resume, introduction, beginning and ending, and timing when necessary), all while keeping the passionate and creative self present in the audition room. Industry guests will be invited to the final class so students will have an opportunity to apply their new skills under a realistic audition situation. Most importantly, this class will help shift the auditioning experience from anxiety and fear, to artistic fulfillment, appreciation, and fun!

(A $100 deposit will be required to hold your place).

Please contact Erin ​​at [email protected] for m​​ore information​​.

"Erin is the perfect blend of encouraging, challenging, professional, and dedicated. She clearly cares about her students' careers, going above and beyond to pick out monologues that fit each actor and meet each student where they're at. Her insight was so valuable." -Bethany McHugh

“Erin made some excellent suggestions for material to work on. But more importantly, (she) helped me learn how to find material on my own. I learned how to edit material for audition purposes, and discovered that I enjoyed the activity. In the end I was able to prepare and rehearse six new monologues!” -Doug Petty

"Erin was a great teacher. She was relentlessly there for her students. I knew I could count on her to listen and be receptive to any questions I brought to her inside or outside of class". -Kevin Fanshaw


Erin Roberts is an actor, teacher, and coach, transplanted from New York City, most recently appearing on stage at The Minneapolis Fringe Festival, and winning the 2018 “Audience Pick Award” for her one woman show My 4 Bodies, and was voted “Favorite Supporting Actor” in the New York International Fringe Festival. She has worked regionally with ​Pillsbury House ​and ​Chicago Avenue Project,​ ​Swandive Theatre​, ​The Public Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, The O’Neill Theatre Center, Shakespeare and Co.,​ ​The Dorset Theatre Festival, The Theatre at Monmouth, ...blessed unrest..., Pennsylvania Center Stage, Flock Theatre, Improbable Fiction. Film and television credits include ESPN’s The Bronx Is Burning, Law and Order SVU, The Good Wife, Investigation Discovery’s Never Say Goodbye, Lady Dynamite, The Royal Tenenbaums, Celebrity, MLB Fan Cave’s “Boston Ink,” and the webseries FEM:101, now streaming exclusively on  She has several commercials running, and has done numerous print campaigns, live events, and works as the on field correspondent for the Saint Paul Saints. Erin has a Bachelor of Arts in Directing from Smith College, a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from Penn State University, studied with The National Theatre Institute, The Royal Shakespeare Company, and is a member of The Guthrie Theatre’s Actor’s Workout. She has taught various acting, voice and movement classes at Penn State, Queens College, has been a guest artist at Remedios Creative, Climb Theatre, AMDA, Northern Stage Company, Improbable Fiction, Invisible City Theatre Company, Laguardia High School for the Performing Arts. Learn more about Erin at


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Posted August 30