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In association with Marfa Independent School District 

Monologues by Junior High students performed by Marfa actors

Wednesday, February 16, 2022


Planet Marfa



Both community and student actors perform award-winning scenes and monologues at the Winter Theater Showcase on Wednesday, February 16th at Planet Marfa, 5pm. This is a free event and all are welcome!

For the week preceding the showcase, Marfa Live Arts teaches a Monologue & Scene Workshop at Marfa Junior High. Taught by Marfa Live Arts director Jennie Lyn Hamilton, students are led through a series of writing exercises which helped them find their inner voice and build self-confidence. Using observation and sense memory techniques students learn how to develop characters, themes and dialogue. 


The goal of the workshop is for students to learn a new set of skills for observing their environment and expressing themselves, skills that heighten their sense of place, perception and purpose. These building tools enable them to create individual monologues which (a selection of) will be performed. Hopefully, through the experience, students will gain confidence in both expressing themselves, and in sharing their discoveries. 


The Monologue & Scene Workshop serves as a prep course for the high school Playwriting Workshop that is also taught by Marfa Live Arts each spring. In its eighth year, the high school workshop has resulted in over 500 one-act plays written by Marfa students. 


 10 winning students

7th grade Joshua Kelly (The Armadillo’s Metaphor), Mateo Meza (Wolf), Natalia Ortiz (Hola Soy Tu Yo Del Pasado), Zoey Salgado (A Typical Day As A Cat),

an Flavio Udave (The Stream). 

8th grade  Ava Flores (Oh Frey!), Amaya Gomez (Dear Future Self), Dylan Ibarra (Just A Sport, Right?), Ayven Pippen (Little Snake’s Adventure),

and Ricardo Ramos (Together Again).

6th annual plawriting & monologue workshop
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