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Mastering Monologues

Actor, Writer & Theatre Director

Want to learn how to prepare, embody and deliver an impactful dramatic monologue with clarity, strength and authenticity?

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What will you learn?


‘Mastering Monologues’ is packed with comprehensive knowledge of the technical and performative aspects of acting. This online course features applicable, practical points that are useful to improve your performance like a professional. The course will enable you to train yourself to go from page to stage. You will acquire skills in various aspects of what goes into understanding a monologue and take it to a performance level. You will learn all the skills that an actor must have in order to understand a given text and perform it with power.


  • Neutral & Dramatic Reading
  • Thought Changes
  • Working with Subtext
  • Memorising Lines
  • Dialogue Delivery
  • Speech Clarity
  • Character Psyche
  • Preparing Monologue
  • Final Monologue Performance
  • Practice-Based Exercise
  • Performative Tasks
  • Collaborative Classes
  • Reflection
  • Assignments

Course At A Glance

Sample Class 1

Sample Class 2

Sample Class 3

6 Modules, 26 Classes, 10 Downloadable Resources

Course Trailer
Course Introduction
Facilitator Introduction
Things To Remember
Preparatory Material

True learning comes from asking the right questions and persistently looking for answers. This module enables you to conduct an enquiry around the text, script or monologue. Any given text is full of secrets and through this module, you have the opportunity to learn about ways to answer these secrets.

Module Introduction
Neutral Reading / जैसा है, वैसे ही!
Who Said To Whom / कौन बोला, किसको बोला?
When And Where / कब और कहाँ?
What And Why / मुद्दा क्या है?
Module 1 Task
Module 1 Handout
Module 1 Task Sheet

Breaking things down can help us understand things better, in a more granular manner. Similarly, breaking the monologues into tiny parts will help us understand the different components of the monologue.

Module Introduction
Turning Points / कहानी के तीन टुकड़े
Thought Changes / कहो क्या ख़्याल है?
Module 2 Task
Module 2 Handout
Module 2 Task Sheet

Words have power. This module enables you to build that power through fun and accessible exercises. The idea is to not just know the words but really embody and mean them when you say them. Clear and crisp communication is essential for an impactful delivery of a monologue.

Module Introduction
Learning Lines / यादों की बारात
Articulation & Clarity / साफ़ ज़ुबान
Punctuation / रुकावटों में राहत
Module 3 Task
Module 3 Handout
Module 3 Task Sheet

This module is the final step to delivering a monologue. An actor does not leave any stone unturned and through this module, you will learn about three key points that are crucial to building a character and performing a monologue.

Module Introduction
Subtext / असली मक़सद
Psyche / छुपे हुए राज़
Final Touches / एक आख़री चीज़
Module 4 Task
Module 4 Handout
Module 4 Task Sheet

Continue Your Journey
Greenroom Hacks
Recommended Resources

Know Your Facilitator

Actor, Writer & Theatre Director

“Everyone has an innate desire, that their words and thoughts leave an indelible mark, an unforgettable impression on their audience. The art of effective communication makes that possibility a reality.””

Niketan Sharma is a Mumbai-based Actor, Writer, and Theatre Director. Having grown up in Delhi, Niketan’s journey in theatre began ten years ago at the theatre society at Kirori Mal College with the play ‘The Players’.

In 2014, he got professional training at The Drama School Mumbai to become a first-generation actor and theatre director today.

Niketan has been a part of many well-known productions. He collaborated with the renowned Mahesh Dattani in his play Final Solutions’ as part of a Cineplay production for online media.

He is also the Founder of NOW Productions. His creation, ‘Adrak’ (co-written, co-directed, and co-performed by him) has received tremendous appreciation in the independent theatre community in India and was also featured at the prestigious Serendipity Arts Festival Goa in their Theatre at Home series in 2018.

Most recently, Niketan acted in one of the upcoming web shows of TVF ‘Cubicles’, which is known for its YouTube content. In his spare time, he also conducts several workshops for both children and adults who are theatre enthusiasts.

Who is this course for?


Frequently Asked Questions


These beginner acting courses provide you with the basic knowledge of acting and theatre in an engaging manner. Even if you are not involved in the creative arts, these online drama lessons will equip you with critical life skills such as self-awareness, effective communication, confidence, and creative expression.

Our courses are designed holistically and do not restrict themselves to fields of pursuit or levels of study. If you are interested in exploring the world of theatre and acting, these courses provide you with the basic building blocks in an engaging manner. Even if you are not involved in the creative arts, these courses will equip you with critical life skills like self-awareness, confidence, effective communication and creative expression.

Each Ekalavya course is designed to be stand-alone. If you want to pursue a career in acting and theatre, we recommend beginning with the first course, ‘Breaking Open Characters’ which deals with the most basic concept of characterization and how to approach the portrayal of different characters.

These courses provide the building blocks of study in the field of acting and theatre-making. Ekalavya courses cover foundational concepts that serve as an essential first step to launching your creative journey and your acting career.

We strongly encourage learners to take charge of their own creative journeys. We believe this self-drive is key to success in the theatre and acting industry. Our courses act as critical catalysts in this journey. We motivate our learners to actively get involved in fun and engaging exercises. Every course requires a performance submission in the end where learnings come together to mould something tangible. Personal stories, anecdotes, and greenroom hacks form an indispensable part of the courses. Online forums will also ensure a community exchange of ideas, and a space to ideate and grow consistently.


Once enrolled, you will be able to access the course modules and individual study sessions contained within those modules. Please check your email for login instructions. It is advised that you download the course on your device so that you are able to access the same in case of unavailability of the internet.

The assignments will be reviewed by the Ekalavya team at the Drama School Mumbai as part of the criteria for successfully completing a course.

Yes, you will receive a course completion certificate once you submit your final course assignment and it has been accepted by Ekalavya.

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Presently, all Ekalavya courses come with lifetime validity. You can take them at your own pace and time. The validity period can change in future but if you have bought a course with lifetime validity then it will remain as it is.