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Writing and Acting Monologues

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face Grades 4, 5 & 6
access_time 55 mins per week
groups Up to 8 students

Each student will create an original character, write a monologue from that character’s point of view, and eventually perform the monologue for the class! Students will have the opportunity to discuss ideas with classmates, share drafts with Ms. Megan, and receive written feedback. We’ll also cover the basics of realistic acting and creative movement. During the last class, students will perform their monologues for the class in a supportive workshop setting and will receive direction and constructive feedback.


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Recommendations (4)

favorite Parent

My daughter loves writing club with Megan. It’s always a positive experience.
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favorite Parent

My nine year old budding writer came out with a character sketch and enthusiasm for adding the character to the book series she and I are writing. You know you have a great class when your already happy kid comes out happier. Thank you! We'll take another when we have have a chance from Ms. Philippi.
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favorite Parent

Megan is an outstanding instructor. She knows her subject and obviously enjoys it. She is outstanding in drawing ideas from her students and is constantly helping them dig just a little bit deeper. My two learners each enjoyed the class immensely. Highly recommended.
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My daughter enjoyed this class. It was very engaging and fun learning. Nice class!
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Taught by Ms. Megan

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Megan Philippi is an educator and theater artist with experience teaching literature, writing, and theater. She graduated with honors from the University of Chicago, where she majored in Theater and Performance Studies, completing extensive coursework in literature and creative writing as well as performance theory and practice. Megan has worked at the Great Books Summer program and education programs at Arena Stage and Lookingglass Theatre, and has tutored students of all ages in writing fiction, persuasive essays, and creative nonfiction. Her classes are interactive and collaborative. They are designed to empower students to think critically and share ideas and stories with generosity and confidence. Megan is passionate about getting to know her students, teaching classes that are both fun and rigorous, and making her online classroom inclusive, supportive, and comfortable for everyone, so that students can push themselves to explore new ideas and take creative risks.


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school Lesson 1
Class will focus on ensemble building through theater games and an introduction to monologues with examples that we will read aloud.
school Lesson 2
Through a series of writing prompts, students will create original characters and discuss their ideas with the group.
school Lesson 3
Students will further develop their characters through group theater activities and a short writing exercise.
school Lesson 4
Students will explore how the plot is driven by what the character wants, and apply this idea to both acting and writing.
school Lesson 5
After a short writing warm-up, students will write the first drafts of their monologues, with time to ask questions and discuss ideas.
school Lesson 6
This class will be mainly focused on introducing and practicing acting techniques.
school Lesson 7
Students will revise their monologues, make acting choices, and rehearse.
school Lesson 8
Students will perform their monologues for the class.

school Writing and Acting Monologues - LessonLeap

Class will focus on ensemble building through theater games and an introduction to monologues with examples that we will read aloud.
read more

school Writing and Acting Monologues - LessonLeap

Through a series of writing prompts, students will create original characters and discuss their ideas with the group.
read more

school Writing and Acting Monologues - LessonLeap

Students will further develop their characters through group theater activities and a short writing exercise.
read more

school Writing and Acting Monologues - LessonLeap

Students will explore how the plot is driven by what the character wants, and apply this idea to both acting and writing.
read more

school Writing and Acting Monologues - LessonLeap

After a short writing warm-up, students will write the first drafts of their monologues, with time to ask questions and discuss ideas.
read more

school Writing and Acting Monologues - LessonLeap

This class will be mainly focused on introducing and practicing acting techniques.
read more

school Writing and Acting Monologues - LessonLeap

Students will revise their monologues, make acting choices, and rehearse.
read more

school Writing and Acting Monologues - LessonLeap

Students will perform their monologues for the class.
read more

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