In October, Carla (Cl. 12) began her Level 3 Drama specialism with a monologue. Carla was already an accomplished actor, but in order to produce a monologue students are required to develop entirely new performance skills, such as timing (without the back and forth of interaction), fine nuance, relationship with audience, and storytelling. Carla worked independently, coming to me for warm-ups, feedback and advice, but otherwise taking full responsibility for her own work.
It is with great pride that I shine the spotlight on her performance of an extract from Nights in the Gardens of Spain from Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads.