Getting the Part: An Advanced Acting Workshop with Martin Blank (For Levels II and Above)

Event Type
Saturday, August 6, 1:00PM
$30 for AC Members, $40 for all non-Members

1810 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
United States

The bad news? Many actors lose the audition the moment they announce their monologue selection—or within the first ten seconds of the monologue— because it's not right for them. Or because the CD has heard it a zillion times. The good news? This workshop will teach you how to find great monologues that are highly effective and specific to you—as well as how to slate and nail your monologues on-camera.

Martin will provide and work with each actor on a monologue in class. He'll give you strategies for finding great monologues no one else has.

This is a class for Advanced Actors (Level II & Above). Admittance to this class is contingent on receipt of a headshot & resume, and permission of the instructor. To see if this class is a good fit for you, please e-mail your information (professional headshot, resume, anything else we should know) to

Martin Blank has been an acting coach for three decades. His students have had TV roles (and recurring roles) on The Equalizer, Bull, The Wire, House of Cards, Grimm, Oz, How to Get Away with Murder, Veep, Difficult People, God Friended Me, Succession, The Resident, The Inspectors, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Homicide: Life on the Street, Blindspot, Turn, Bones, NCIS, The Path, Dexter, CSI, Servant, The Staircase, Xena: Warrior Princess, and many more, as well as two-character scenes in Hollywood motion pictures with Tom Hanks, Natalie Portman, Matt Damon, George Clooney, Scarlet Johansson, Alan Rickman, Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Gal Gadot, Woody Harrelson, Rebecca Hall, and Daniel Day-Lewis. Martin has served as Artistic Associate for the American Place Theatre, New York City, as well as Founding Artistic Director, Theater J. He attended the University of Maryland and the Yale School of Drama. More at:

Cancellation Policy: It is expected that if you sign up to take a workshop that you will be present at that event. If you register for a workshop series, it is expected you will be present for all days in that workshop series.

Please be aware that if there is a cancellation less than 24 hours before the start of class, no refunds will be issued.

Please contact the AC at if canceling due to illness or another situation arises. We are happy to work with individuals on a case by case basis.

This in person class is subject to our Covid-19 Policies. All attendees must be vaccinated or have a valid exemption with a negative Covid test. Attendees must remain masked indoors regardless of vaccination status. Please email your proof of vaccination or exemption information to