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LISTENING to your partner will allow you to react naturally; no anticipating your lines or your reaction from you rehearsals. Actors fool themselves and think they’re listening when they’re really not, but they don’t fool the audience. Moment-to-moment spontaneity leads to SURPRISING yourself and the audience. Playing it real is the most important thing in comedy and drama.

Bring in a 2 to 3 minute monologue (comedic or dramatic) of your own choosing. We will treat the piece as an “audition” with an “on camera” environment (slate, mark, etc.) If you do not have a monologue, we can send suggested pieces ahead of time. Another option is to provide cold copy monologues at the class.

We will treat these scenes as auditions. How do you slate? How do you work the room? What is your type/casting? All will be covered at this most important session at PORTLAND MODELS & TALENT.

Sunday, June 28th, 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Real Media Sound Stage
235 Presumpscot St.
Portland ME 04103
$75 via Paypal or check

You can pay dues by check and mailing the payment to:

Steve Blackwood
2 Sylvester Street
Newburyport MA 01950

OR via secure PayPal website (see instructions below):

  1. Go to:

  2. Log in with your account; if you don’t have one, set one up.

  3. Choose the “Send Money to a friend” option at the top of the page.

  4. Enter email address:; Amount: $75

For more information, please contact Laurie Baker, Steve’s assistant, at