Create an unlisted YouTube video including all of the following requirements:
1. Introduce yourself: include your name, grade, school and county.
2. Answer these interview questions:
3. Present two contrasting monologues, one contemporary and one classical. Each must be memorized and each monologue must be 1 minute in length. Introduce the first monologue with: “The first monologue is (character’s name) from (play name). After performing the first monologue, introduce and perform the second.
Contemporary monologue information:
Classical Monologue information:
Recording tips for actors:
The Theatre Division at PAVAN is unlike any program offered in the area. Our focus is on product, rather the process of theatre and its’ rich, deep historical contexts that lay the pathway for our modern approach. Students are challenged to reach their fullest potential as actors and actresses through individual and ensemble work, language, movement, and improvisation.
Students are also provided with a strong foundation for character development, script analysis and performance techniques. PAVAN's comprehensive curriculum introduces techniques like: Stanislavski, Meisner, Kabuki, Noh, Drumming, Polish Poor Theatre, Puppetry, as well as Ensemble building.
Development of short, new works piece are student-devised. Participants work together using higher level thinking to create a new piece. Creative challenges and decisions like plot line, staging and character development are resolved with faculty guidance.
How can I prepare for PAVAN? Become a student of the craft. Investigate, discover and explore any terms in this letter that you aren’t familiar with before coming to the program. Attend productions this summer. Go see theatre. Investigate. Discover. Explore.
LaTasha Do'zia is the founder and artistic director of Selah Theatre Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit teaching and reaching over 750 young actors in many venues throughout the Shenandoah Valley. LaTasha is known as the "Teen Whisperer" as she inspires young aspiring artists to engage through the art of theatre. to seek beyond the text and develop an understanding of humanity through emotional, physical and character development. The importance of every aspiring artist should be to connect with audiences through genuine human likeness in order to create a safe space of positive conversations surrounding social justice, society and positive community impact. LaTasha is not a stranger to the stage. She is an accomplished performer with credits in both Regional and Community Theatre, including the Other Voices Theatre, Theatre of Shenandoah, Sandler Performing Arts Center, the Apollo Civic Theater, Winchester Little Theater, Ohrstrom-Bryant Theater and The Kennedy Center . She has been seen in productions such as Avenue Q (Gary Coleman), The Miracle Worker (Viney), Chicago (Mama Matron Morton), Hairspray (Motormouth), Necessary Targets (J.S. Bach) and From Prison to Stage. Her directorial credits include Laramie Project, Vagina Monologues, The Colored Museum, Fences, Love Letters, The Diviners, Grace and Glory, A Seussariffic Christmas Carol, Steel Magnolias and many more. La Tasha graduated from the elite Governor's School for the Arts in Norfolk, VA before moving to Winchester, VA to further her education at Shenandoah University. She has completed coursework in voice, theatre, and communications at Shenandoah University.
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