Acting Workshops

A glimpse into Master Class projects


Actor training, theatre history, folk, fairytales, Shakespeare and musical theatre are explored each week and a performance is developed through group collaboration and rehearsal. NGP’s Costume and Prop Collection is available to class members for inspiration in creating theatre.

NYC WORKSHOP Words, Words, Words
Constructing a Monologue
– a class for actors and writers (13+)

Four classes meeting once a week exploring: What makes a great monologue great? How do you create dynamic solo theater? What are the roles of the actor and writer?

  • Bring yourself to the words – an actor has one thing they can bring to a piece of text, themselves. Using great Shakespearean and contemporary monologues, you will discover a way of connecting your own experience to the words of a character.
  • Put yourself into the words: What tools did Shakespeare and other playwrights use to build a monologue? How can you use these tools to construct a monologue? Through a process of writing and performing each student will develop a piece of solo theater.
  • This is a class for actors, writers, and those who find themselves drawn to both!

    Instructor: Brandon Cobalt – Lives in Brooklyn, NY where he creates as an actor, director, playwright, and visual artist. He has and trained in New York and abroad at The Neighborhood Playhouse, Shakespeare and Company, The National Theater, The Royal Scottish Conservatory, UCB, and with Fiasco Theater. He most recently appeared in The Woolgathers’ Romeo and Juliet. Other stage credits include: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (The Center for the Performing Arts at Rhinebeck), Mother Courage (SUNY Ulster), Do Not Go Gentle (Festival of the Voice). Upcoming projects include the NYC premiere of MUSE with creative partner Lachlan Brooks. He is an alum of New Genesis Productions!

    Fee: $160
    Dates: Saturdays, March 7, 14, 21 & 28
    Time: 10:30-12:30
    Where: Cameo Studios in Midtown