Speak the Speech 2/8/23-3/29/23


Join Artistic Director and instructor Melon Wedick for Speak the Speech! This 8-week class is a deep-dive into techniques of script analysis and performance. Students will learn tools to unlock the meaning in Shakespeare’s words, allowing them to speak both prose and verse fluently and conversationally. Students leave the class with one memorized verse monologue suitable for use in auditions. Ages 16 and up; appropriate for all experience levels.

This class will meet on Wednesday Nights, Feb 2 – March 22, 2023, from 6:30-9:00pm, at Asheville Performing Arts Academy, 55 Shiloah Rd, Asheville, 28801.

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Join Nemesis Artistic Director MELON WEDICK for a deep-dive into the fundamentals of speaking Shakespeare knowledgeably and conversationally!

Over the course of seven weeks, you will learn to:

• Identify the most important information that your audience HAS to hear

• Chunk your text into meaningful phrases

• Develop and convey specific imagery

• De-code Shakespeare’s hidden stage directions and clues to character

• Speak Shakespeare’s words clearly and confidently!


Past students have said:

“This was a wonderful experience that I would GLADLY recommend to others. I now feel confident in tackling Shakespeare with the tools I learned. “

“I loved this class!! Midway I had the biggest Shakespeare breakthrough and I got so excited!”

“The instructor was amazing: thorough, talented as a communicator, knowledgeable, engaging, and witty.”

Need more information? Contact Melon!