Budding Kyabram actor Taylor Smith Morvell is one of 20 Victorian students chosen to perform his Year 12 theatre studies monologue in Melbourne next week.ALEXANDRA BOLKAS April 24, 2014 5:21am
Centre stage: Notre Dame College graduate Taylor Smith-Morvell, 18, will perform the Year 12 theatre studies monologue he earned top marks for in Melbourne next week.
The former Notre Dame College student received top marks for his monologue exam last year.
Examiners recommended he audition for the Top Class Theatre Studies performance as part of the Victorian College of the Arts’ Season of Excellence.
In his seven-minute monologue, Mr Smith-Morvell, 18, said he portrayed the character of Mbongeni from the play Wowza Albert!.
He said the complex piece was set in 1980s apartheid South Africa and allowed him to explore his character through humour, sarcasm and high emotion.
‘‘I was pretty amazed when I was asked to perform my monologue,’’ he said.
‘‘I chose the play because it is quite challenging — there are lots of elements in it, including humour.
‘‘My teacher Dayna Tinline said I could either do this really well or really badly, so I wanted to push myself.’’
He said mastering a South African accent was the most challenging element of his monologue.
‘‘I started watching South African videos on YouTube and there was a teacher at Notre Dame with South African parents who helped me — he even taught me some Zulu,’’ he said.
He said he was nervous, but excited to perform his piece on Thursday next week at Melbourne Recital Centre.
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