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Theatrical Education Forum at Rubicon Theatre

A Monologue Workshop

When: Every Saturday from April 8 – May 13 (6 week class)
Time: 9:30am – 12 Noon
Location: Rubicon Theatre Helen Yunker Hall (Mainstage and Auditorium)
1006 E. Main Street, Ventura, CA  93001

Instructor: Joseph Fuqua
Price: $310. Ages 14 and up
(continuing education adults welcome)

Attendees learn essential audition skills and develop monologues in this series of classes for mid-level and advanced actors. A ‘given’ in the world of an actor is that many auditions require or encourage the artist to perform, “two contrasting monologues – one classical and one contemporary” to showcase their talents. These monologues are important tools for any actor whether just starting out or enjoying a seasoned career.

Join Rubicon Company Member and graduate of the Yale School of Drama Joseph Fuqua for a six-week workshop that will help you choose your diverse audition pieces and work from the ground up, or help those with existing pieces refresh and refine their work. Enjoy a warm conservatory style acting class setting held onstage in Yunker Hall at the Karyn Jackson Theatre, home of the award-winning Rubicon Theatre Company. Students receive one-on-one guidance and collective training and tips to perfect their two contrasting monologues. Learn warm-up techniques, receive vocal coaching and acting training, and gain the confidence to skillfully conquer most any audition requirement.

Work at your own level in a safe, comfortable, and professional environment with a classically trained teacher, director and working professional: Joseph Fuqua. Rubicon Artistic Director and Co-Founder Karyl Lynn Burns and other Rubicon directors will provide feedback in a simulated audition environment at one of the final classes. The workshop culminates in a public performance onstage to impress friends and family (or just yourself)!

More about the Instructor

JOSEPH FUQUA Graduated with an MFA from Yale School of Drama. His Broadway and Off-Broadway credits include Brighton Beach Memoirs, 110 in the Shade (Lincoln Center), Raft of the Medusa and Yours, Anne. Joseph has appeared in productions with many of our country’s leading regional theatres, including Antony and Cleopatra (Actor’s Theatre of Louisville), A Month in the Country(Arena Stage), Othello (Dallas Shakespeare Festival), and Angels in America (Dallas Theatre Center). Joseph moved to Los Angeles in 1997, working extensively in television, film and theatre. He guest-starred on “The X-Files,” “The Profiler,” “Brooklyn South,” “The Pretender,” “Chicago Hope,” “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Becker” to name a few. On film, Joseph appeared in “Ed’s Next Move,” “David Searching,” “Heyday,” and as J.E.B. Stuart in “Gettysburg,” a role he reprised in Warner Brother’s “Gods and Generals.” Joseph’s L.A. stage credits include The Cat’s Meow (Drama-Logue Award), Very Truly Yours, and On the Jump at South Coast Rep. He made his professional directorial debut with J for J (featuring Jenny Sullivan and the late great John Ritter) at the Court Theatre. In 2000, Joseph became a Company Member with San Buenaventura’s Rubicon Theatre Company. For his performances with Rubicon, Joseph received an L.A. Ovation Award for All My Sons, an Indie Award for The Boys Next Door, and Robby and Rep awards for The Rainmaker. He has also appeared in Rubicon  productions of A Streetcar Named Desire, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Importance of Being Earnest, Old Wicked Songs, Murder in the First (World Premiere), The Little Foxes, The Glass Menagerie, Art, Hamlet (title role), Man of La Mancha, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Our Town, You Can’t Take it With You, One Flew over the Cuckoos’s Nest, Moon for the Misbegotten (as James Tyrone), My Fair Lady (Henry Higgins), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, Big River, King Lear and Almost Maine. Additionally, Mr. Fuqua has directed Rubicon Theatre’s summer program FEARLESS SHAKESPEARE for the past 14 years.