Kate Perry Workshop

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the torture and triumph of writing a comic monologue

Saturday May 21, 10:30am
Duration: 2 hours

Southside Theater
Tickets: FREE (limit of 15 participants, reservations required).

The Very
Perry Show

Thursday May 26 8:30pm
Friday May 27 9:30pm
Saturday May 28 6:00pm
Sunday May 29 5:30pm
Friday June 3 7:00pm
Saturday June 4 9:00pm
Sunday June 5 2:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission

Southside Theater
Tickets: General Admission
$20 advance, $25 at door


Written and performed by
Kate Perry

Kate Perry

A two-hour condensed workshop for aspiring monologists and solo performers to learn some of the techniques of the trade from Kate Perry.

Topics Covered

  • Beginning your monologue – structure and process
  • The hook
  • The opening section – the first paragraphs
  • Developing your monologue
  • Developing your role as an actor
  • Developing your role as a writer
  • Comedy as truth and pain
  • The comic throughline
  • On-going day to day work
  • Questions to ask yourself
  • Building a character
  • Character voice
  • Rewriting
  • Completing the work
  • Rehearsals
  • Performance 
  • The end.


Kate Perry is originally from Northern Ireland and began her career as a writer/performer in San Francisco with her one-woman show "My Name is Kate Perry and I've been Drinking." She recently performed her one-woman show "Shh! It’s the Very Perry Show" at the Royal Academy for Dramatic Arts and the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe where critics awarded her four stars. Kate has appeared in numerous stage productions, film and television and has written for BBC Radio 4 and RTE Radio 1. Tamsin Greig (Episodes) Doreen Keogh (The Royale Family) and Conleth Hill (double Olivier award winner, Game of Thrones) have all performed her work.





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