Shakespeare’s Monologues and Soliloquies

Shakespeare’s Monologues and Soliloquies

JUL 13 – AUG 17

Wednesdays, July 13 through August 17
6:45–9:15 p.m. ET

Instructor: Gregory Wooddell
Prior Experience: Introduction to Acting or equivalent required.

Dive into deep study, performance, and text work focusing on Shakespearean monologues and soliloquies. Through coaching from longtime STC actor Gregory Wooddell, discover techniques trained classical actors use to develop textual clarity, invest in the given circumstances, physicalize intentions, and emotionally invest in Shakespeare.

Gregory Wooddell, STC Teaching Artist
Last Seen In at STC: Hamlet, Peter Pan and Wendy
Seen Around D.C. at: Signature Theatre, Round House Theatre, Arena Stage
What His Students Say:

  • “Gregory is a wonderful instructor! He makes students feel safe to work.”
  • “Gregory is very knowledgeable and helpful—an outstanding teacher with a true love for performing.”
  • “Loved Greg. High marks all around. Really good at understanding what actor can use to help get into character. Good at criticism without being undermining. Best teacher I’ve had.”
  • “Great instructor, wonderful insights and great acting suggestions. Very relaxed, good group spirit.”
  • “Greg is terrific! I’ve loved every minute of this class. He challenges us without making us feel as if we are beginners which most of us are. He knows how to bring out the best in everyone.”

Gregory Wooddell has performed on Broadway in Cymbeline and Nicky Silver’s The Lyons, as well as many off-Broadway productions in New York City. STC: Affiliated Artist; Peter Pan and Wendy; The Comedy of Errors (2018); Hamlet; Othello (2017); The School for Lies (Helen Hayes Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Play); Romeo and Juliet; As You Like It; The Importance of Being Earnest; An Ideal Husband; Twelfth Night; The Comedy of Errors (2005); Othello (2004); Lady Windermere’s Fan; Cyrano; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; Don Carlos; Richard II; The Merchant of Venice; The Country Wife, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. REGIONAL: Philadelphia Theatre Company: Terrence McNally’s Some Men (world premiere) | Arena Stage/ McCarter Theatre Center: Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery (Sherlock Holmes; world premiere) | Mark Taper Forum: Peter Whelan’s The School of Night (US premiere) | Huntington Theatre Company: David Grimm’s The Miracle at Naples (world premiere) | Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Henry VIII (Henry VIII) | Signature Theatre: Cabaret | Round House Theatre: Oslo, Stage Kiss, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof | Alley Theatre: Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde | Bay Street Theatre: Dissonance | Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis: Much Ado About Nothing (Kevin Kline Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor), Richard III | Shakespeare on the Sound: Much Ado About NothingA Midsummer Night’s Dream. TELEVISION: 30 Rock, Person of Interest, The Good Wife, Third Watch, Guiding Light, One Life to Live, Days of Our Lives. TEACHING Gregory is an Affiliated Teaching Artist with Shakespeare Theatre Company. He has also taught acting for schools, theaters and private organizations, as well as coached privately, for more than twenty years in New York, California, Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland. TRAINING: The Juilliard School.