Welcoming: The Mono Box

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We are pleased to announce our partnership with The Mono Box a new initiative to help actors find audition speeches and directors stories to tell from a collection of plays donated entirely by industry professionals. From actors Tom Hiddleston and Joanna Lumley, directors Michael Grandage and David Lan to playwrights Alan Bennett, Simon Stephens and Laura Wade, this diverse collection of over 350 plays will be open to you at Mono Box Speech Surgeries and Evening Play Browsing sessions here at OVNV offices at 126 Cornwall Rd, SE1 8TQ. The Mono Box are also offering workshops with a focus around auditioning and improving your speech technique so have a look at their programme below and go along to make the most of this amazing resource.

THE MONO BOX SPEECH SURGERY + Q&A

  • SUNDAY 8th SEPTEMBER, 10am -2.30pm
  • SUNDAY 15th DECEMBER, 10am-2.30pm

PLAY BROWSING

Join The Mono Box team at any time from 10-1pm to browse their collection of 350 plays donated entirely by industry professionals. Grab a play, a cuppa and get suggestions for audition monologues and showcase speeches from our directors in a relaxed and generous environment.

SPEECH SHOWBACKS

If you have a speech youd like to get up on its feet, book a space in our Speech Showbacks. This is a great chance to get a speech out of your living room and into the ether: youll receive peer feedback from a small empathetic audience of 6, and also some pointers from a guest director.

Q&A

At 1pm-2.30pm there will be a Q&A with industry professionals TBA. Come armed with questions about auditioning, getting jobs, self-casting and speeches.

COST
Option A: Speech Showback, Play Browsing + Q&A = 15
Option B: Play Browsing + Q&A = 10

EVENING PLAY BROWSING SESSIONS

  • WEDNESDAY 16TH OCTOBER 6pm-9pm
  • WEDNESDAY 13th NOVEMBER 6pm-9pm
  • WEDNESDAY 11th DECEMBER 6pm-9pm

WORKSHOPS

EXPLODING VOICE

Sunday 11th August 11am-1pm or 2pm-4pm
Tired of saying the same speech the same way? Come and flex some articulatory muscle to enliven text and change the way you approach words in this practical session with RSC Voice Coach Nia Lynn.

EXPLORING TEXT: WAYS TO GET INSIDE YOUR CHARACTER

Sunday 29th September 11-2pm
This session will explore a particular method of picking text apart for performance. Focusing on Shakespeare you will discuss in a practical manner how to bring a character from page to stage with director Tom Attenborough (Noises Off, Abigails Party, Butley.)

THE ACTORS PROCESS

Sunday 27th October 11-2pm

Led by Mono Box co-director Joan Iyiola (RSC/A Season in the Congo) you will explore techniques to aid the early stages of rehearsal with a particular focus on text.

Places are limited for The Mono Box events (especially for workshops) so we do advise booking early through the events page on The Mono Box website or email hello@themonobox.co.uk for more details.