Beginners Acting Classes Level 1: Monologue - Short Courses Sydney

Beginners Acting Classes Level 1: Monologue

What you'll learn

Learn to perform with Monologue Acting Classes for Beginners at Darlo Drama, part of our Acting short course program in Sydney.

Take this course online with our Online Acting Classes for Beginners: Monologue.

Develop your creativity, learn acting techniques and exercises, and build your confidence on stage with this acting course for beginners! 

This acting course for beginners at Darlo Drama starts gently, allowing a safe place for everyone to play and explore with fun acting and drama games, trust exercises and improvisation. During this initial exploration, you will learn methods of self-expression and gain confidence through discovering how to connect with an audience. You will then apply the acting techniques you have learned to your monologue, working with your script and imagination to bring your character to life.

In your last session, you will celebrate your achievements with the final performance of your monologue to an audience of family, friends, and fellow students in the Darlo Drama Theatre! 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this monologue course, you should be able to:

  • Perform a monologue taken from a modern play to an audience of family, friends & fellow students on the Darlo Drama Theatre stage.
  • Be confident in speaking and improvising
  • Have a sense of leadership
  • Understand how to connect to an audience successfully
  • Feel relaxed and positive

Course content

What will be covered in this monologue course?

Week 1 to 4

  • Gain greater confidence in self-expression and a sense of play and exploration
  • Learn techniques to assist with public speaking
  • Know how to work through a 'stage fright'
  • Connect with your audience
  • Develop your communication skills
  • Learn how to be creative and improvise

Week 5 to 8

  • Apply acting techniques and exercises to the performance of a monologue
  • Work with the script
  • Develop a character, voice projection and take direction
  • Bring your imagination alive

Last session - Performance night

  • Perform in the Darlo Drama Theatre and invite your family and friends to join in celebrating your achievements.

Intended audience

Who is this monologue course for?

  • Everyone, no prior experience needed.

Course venue

Darlo Drama

Level 1, 16-18 Oxford Square, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • Wear casual clothes with covered shoes
  • Bring a water bottle

Additional Information

What's next?

If you have no prior experience we recommend starting with Beginner's Acting Classes: Level One (The Monologue), followed by Beginner acting: Level Two (The Scene) and Beginner Acting: Level Three (The Story) which all require attendance at one class per week for three hours at the same time each week. These courses will help to build your skills and then you can participate in The Play, and Actors Lab.

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<p>Learn to perform with Monologue Acting Classes for Beginners at Darlo Drama, part of our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/writing-performance/acting">Acting short course

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<p>Learn to perform with Monologue Acting Classes for Beginners at Darlo Drama, part of our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/writing-performance/acting">Acting short course

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$595 Limited inc GST / $476 / $505.80 / $535.50

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<p>Learn to perform with Monologue Acting Classes for Beginners at Darlo Drama, part of our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/writing-performance/acting">Acting short course

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<p>Learn to perform with Monologue Acting Classes for Beginners at Darlo Drama, part of our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/writing-performance/acting">Acting short course

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$595 Limited inc GST / $476 / $505.80 / $535.50

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<p>Learn to perform with Monologue Acting Classes for Beginners at Darlo Drama, part of our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/writing-performance/acting">Acting short course

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$595 Limited inc GST / $476 / $505.80 / $535.50

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<p>Learn to perform with Monologue Acting Classes for Beginners at Darlo Drama, part of our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/writing-performance/acting">Acting short course

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$595 Limited inc GST / $476 / $505.80 / $535.50

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