Monologue Magic *NEW* CANCELLED

Multi-Week Program for Ages 16+


February 21 - March 13 (4 weeks)

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

$155 / members $131.75

Members: remember to log in to receive your discount!

Learn the secret to bringing a monologue to life and crafting a believable, compelling performance.

Bring a memorised or familiar monologue from a play to class, and work on it with your peers and an acting coach. We’ll wrap up our 3-week session by sharing our works in progress with family and friends. For emerging actors and the curious-minded alike!

Instructor: Mabelle Carvajal

For help choosing a monologue, click here!

Participants are invited to choose their own monologue before the Monologue Magic course begins.

When making your selection, please keep in mind that artsPlace is a family friendly, community arts center. Monologues with profanity, violence or heavy subject matter may be edited or cut at the discretion of the instructor and/or artsPlace staff. If you are unsure whether your chosen monologue is appropriate, please feel free to contact us in advance at [email protected].

Here are some resources & tips to help you get started in your search for the perfect piece!


Canmore Public Library - Drama Section

Monday - Sunday, 10:00am-8:00pm

101-700 Railway Avenue, Canmore AB T1W 1P4

Tips & Tricks

• Please read the entire play and be familiar with it. Try to get a sense of who your character is and what drives them.

• Try to keep your monologue to roughly a minute in length.

• Try to avoid selecting a monologue where there is story-telling, remembering an event, recalling a memory, etc. Instead, choose an “active” monologue where the character is trying to achieve a goal (to convince; to sway; to defend, etc).

Here are some examples of an active monologue:

Moonstruck- Love Don't Make Things Nice (0:56-1:40)

Moonstruck- A Wolf Without a Foot (0:54-1:31)

Fences- The Same Spot as You (0:17- 1:51)

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