|The Manhattan Monologue Slam
| Open: 05/05/12 Close: 05/12/12
Are you the best actor or actress in New York City? Prove it! That is the calling card for my show The Manhattan Monologue Slam. My name is Philip Galinsky and along with my Robert and super theatre producer Terry Schnuck, we created the "Best Actor Showcase Event" voted by Backstage readers choice awards. The show focuses on a totally live interactive event where actors showcase their skills in front of a packed theatre crowd and industry professionals. We are the only theatre show on the planet where the audience votes for the best performer online using their smart phone.
What inspired us to create this event? Well, we noticed that to be a struggling actor in New York means you have to pay your dues by going on countless auditions. For talent agents, it's difficult to find that diamond-in-the-rough actor who may be "the one" for the role. For New Yorker audiences, there are so many plays, poetry readings and stand-up comedy shows that it's tough to decide what to see. So we created an entertaining solution, with our monthly Manhattan Monologue Slam.
The first Saturday of each month the crowd buzzes with energy. It's an eclectic mix of friends and family (including children), industry people, downtown enthusiasts, and, of course, a slew of fellow actors some with recognizable faces. They spill over the seats into the aisle and line up along the bar, crowding to get a glimpse, like lab scientists anticipating a groundbreaking event.
Some of New York's best one-person shows are never seen. Every day, hundreds of hard-working actors are rigorously rehearsing monologues, isolated in their apartments. Now the time has come for these actors to bring their work to the stage, face an eager audience, and maybe even advance their careers. This is the American Idol of monologue performance.
The Monologue Slam is not about cutthroat competition and egos but about accessible, uplifting, supportive theater. As for the performances, there are some electrifying ones. And, of course, a competition wouldn't be complete without a few flops. But even the flops are successes because the audience generously celebrates risk taking, starting with just getting up onstage. In the performer-friendly climate a performer's dedication and effort often trump virtuosity.
Are you the best actor or actress in New York City? Prove it!
Celebrities at the show
Review on NY1 On Stage
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About the Company: Manhattan Monologue Slam
"Best Actor Showcase Event" voted by Backstage readers choice awards. The show focuses on a totally live interactive event where actors showcase their skills in front of a packed theatre crowd and industry professionals.
Check out our interview on NY1 On Stage
ACTORS SIGN UP THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW AT 9:30PM AT THE BOWERY POETRY CLUB 308 BOWERY NO ONLINE SIGN UPS YOU CAN ONLY PERFORM BY SIGNING UP THE NIGHT OF THE SHOW