8 Weeks of Monologue Audition Technique

with Erin Roberts

$350 per student (payment plans can be arranged on a person to person basis)

Dates/Times: SUNDAYS April 28th-June 30th (no class on Mother's and Father's Day), 11:00AM-2:00PM

Where:  Northeast, MPLS

The Twin Cities Theatre Scene relies almost entirely on monologue auditions 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 actually look forward to performing it!

During the 8 week class, a limited group of professional/professionally bound actors, will spend 5 classes discovering, work shopping, 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 in a realistic audition setting. Most importantly, this class will help shift the auditioning experience from anxiety and fear, to artistic fulfillment, appreciation, and fun! LIMITED TO 8 STUDENTS.

Contact Erin at [email protected] for more information and to secure your spot!

"This class has changed me. I feel so much more confident walking in to auditions. And believe it or not, I am actually having fun keeping a constant eye out for new monologues! This class is great and I wish I had known about it sooner!"

-Kara Hakanson

“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 is an open hearted teacher who pushes her students to do the best work they can in that moment. She has this ability to change teaching styles and languages so that each student can understand where she is coming from and what she is asking of them. It was a pleasure to work with Erin and I hope to take the class again in the future.”                

-Franklin Wagner

"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. 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, The 2018 Minneapolis Fringe, where she was nominated for "Best Actress in a Play" by Broadyway World, was awarded a Golden Lanyard “Audience Pick” Award, for her one woman show My 4 Bodies, and was voted “Favorite Supporting Actor” in The New York International Fringe Festival. Film and television credits include ESPN’s The Bronx Is Burning, Law and Order SVU, The Good Wife, Lady Dynamite, The Royal Tenenbaums, Celebrity, MLB Fan Cave’s “Boston Ink, The Last Goodby,” and is currently starring in and co-producing the web series, fem101.  She has several commercials currently running and has done numerous print campaigns, live events, and works as an 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 AMDA, Northern Stage Company, Improbable Fiction, Invisible City Theatre Company, Laguardia High School for the Performing Arts, and is available for private coaching.

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