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Occurs on Saturday October 26 2019

All Day Event


Morpheus Rehearsal Centre
3512 - 5th Avenue NW
Lower Level
Calgary AB T2N 0V7

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Your Shakespeare Monologue with *Iam Coulter

COURSE DESCRIPTION: When preparing a Shakespeare monologue, the actor’s challenge is often connecting to the text in personally meaningful and authentic ways that resonate with a modern audience (or potential directors) while maintaining the energy, intellectual understanding and vocal technique needed to embody heightened text.

This workshop will explore personal connection, the actor/audience relationship, balancing thought and emotion, and invigorating the artists’ imagination. Participants will challenge themselves emotionally, intellectually and physically as they explore the demands of fully embodying heightened text with truth, clarity and their own unique experience and humanity. Space is limited in order to ensure each participant receives personal attention. Once the class is full, we will consider whether to open up spots for auditors.

WHEN: October 26 (10:00 AM – 5:30 PM) COST: $60 (registration by phone or email) WHERE: Morpheus Rehearsal Centre (3512 5 Avenue NW, Lower Level)

This valuable workshop presented at this low price in the spirit of community theatre.

What to prepare: Students must come prepared with a 10-14 line monologue- written in VERSE - from a Shakespeare play. If you are unsure of whether your selection is verse or prose, you can email the speech to and I will let you know. Once selected all participants should copy and paste the monologue into the body of an email and send it to for final approval.

Your character should human (e.g. no fairies or witches) but age & gender do not need match your own. What important is that you feel a personal connection to the text, even if you aren’t sure what that connection is, or why you feel it. Please bring TWO hard copies of the speech with you to the workshop.

INSTRUCTOR: *Iam Coulter is an actor, director, and teaching artist. She is the creative director of Iam Shakespeare and is the Head Speaker Coach for TEDxYYC 2020. From 2004 - 2011, she served as the artistic producer of The Shakespeare Company in Calgary, Alberta. Her appetite for deeper understanding and specialized training experience led her to Lenox, Massachusetts' Shakespeare & Company in 2012, where she trains with internationally renowned master teachers. Iam has continued her studies with those masters, absorbing all she can while developing her own personal teaching style. She recently assisted faculty as a teacher trainee at the January 2018 Month Long Intensive, with a focus on Text and Clown. Iam has performed with Shakespeare & Company, Citadel Theatre, Theatre Calgary, Vertigo Mystery Theatre, Alberta Theatre Projects, Theatre Junction and The Shakespeare Company.

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