The Audition Monologue

Tales from the Vomitorium: 38 Short Stories by Scott Kaiser

Nov 29 2020 • 27 mins

Amanda Noriko Newman reads The Audition Monologue, by Scott Kaiser.  Amanda shares her response to the story and source material, followed by a discussion between Scott and Olena of said source material and story themes.

Tales from the Vomitorium: 38 Short Stories by Scott Kaiser is sponsored in part by Whidbey Telecom, the Goosefoot Community Fund, and The Goose Community Grocer.

Amanda Noriko Newman (she/her; The Audition Monologue) is so excited to be working with Island Shakespeare Festival! She was recently seen in Romeo and Juliet with The Porters of Hellsgate and Paper Trails at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. Other recent acting credits include Tabletop, Lady Injustice, 12 Angry Jurors, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, and Unreal City, as well as being a regular performer with The Murder Mystery Company. She has eight weapons certifications through the Society of American Fight Directors, and has choreographed fights for several shows. She also writes and directs, and has had her work featured at both the Hollywood Fringe Festival and 2Cents Theatre Company’s Annual Acting Out INK Fest. Thank you!

Scott Kaiser (he/him; Author) is a nationally recognized master teacher of acting and voice, as well as a director, playwright, and author. For 28 seasons, Scott served as a member of the artistic staff at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, where he directed, adapted, coached, or performed in all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays. Scott is the author of four books on Shakespeare: Have Shakespeare, Will Travel; The Tao of Shakespeare; Shakespeare’s Wordcraft; and Mastering Shakespeare. He has also penned several original plays, including Falstaff in Love, Love’s Labor’s Won, Now This, Splittin’ the Raft, and Shakespeare’s Other Women: A New Anthology of Monologues. Scott has directed at numerous theatre training programs around the country, including Carnegie-Mellon University, The University of Washington, Duke University, Seattle University, Santa Clara University, the University of Oregon, and Southern Oregon University. Scott holds an ADVS from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, an MFA from the University of Washington Professional Actor Training Program in Seattle, and a BA from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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