In this course, Kevin O’Brien, a professional actor of stage and screen, audiobooks and television, will coach Middle School students in brief dramatic and comedic monologues. Some will be from plays that exist; some can be monologues that the students write themselves. Each student will get a chance to memorize and perform in class three monologues of no more than three minutes each: from a comedy, a tragedy and a play of the student’s choosing. Mr. O’Brien will coach each student in acting technique, giving notes and instruction.