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If the same words can mean more than one thing, what does that say? Twice Told Tales is an exciting and fun twist to a theatrical staple: the monologue. Five short monologues are each paired with a director and delivered twice, by two different actors – with completely different results.
Normally relegated to the heart of a play, or a tool for auditions, monologues are rarely allowed to come out of the chorus line and stand center-stage. Until now!
How it works:
Five playwrights are each asked to write a monologue on any subject they like, from two to five minutes long. They should be as genderless as possible, meaning a man or woman could do them.
Five directors and ten actors are recruited to participate; each director gets one monologue and two actors. The directors work with each actor separately in rehearsal, with the only caveat that the monologue must be developed in two completely different ways… meaning interpretation or delivery or emotion or intent or all of them. The evening consists of each monologue, delivered in its dual iterations, back to back.
Mon July 24, 8PM
533 Eaton Street