What are the best monologues for auditions?
But to get you started, here are 10 top monologues for auditions.
- “ Measure for Measure” by William Shakespeare: Act III, Scene 1.
- “ The Tempest” by William Shakespeare: Act II, Scene 2.
- “ Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare: Act II, Scene 2.
- “ The Seagull” by Anton Chekhov: Konstantin’s mother monologue.
What is the most famous monologue?
Here are some of the best movie monologues.
- American Psycho – “Morning Routine”
- Queen & Slim- “What Do You Want?”
- Star Wars Episode V – “I Am Your Father”
- Whiplash – “Break Up”
- It’s A Wonderful Life – “Lasso the Moon”
- The Big Lebowski – “I’m the Dude”
- Training Day- “King Kong”
- Rudy – Fortune’s Truth.
What are some good monologues topics?
Topics include friendship, confidence, individuality, guilt, fear, confusion, lies, healing, forgiveness, honesty, family and more.
What makes a good monologue for kids?
Don’t use a comedic monologue if you’re auditioning for a more dramatic role! Find a monologue that tells a story and has emotional relevance. Pick a speech from one of your favorite plays or movies – this is a great way to help you remember the lines.
Where can I find a good monologue?
Suggested sites for finding monologues on the web for free:
- Monologue Archive. An assortment of public domain monologues taken from classic plays organized by gender and type.
- Shakespeare’s Monologues.
- Audition Monologues by Stage Agent.
- The Monologue Database.
- Ace Your Audition Monologues.
How long should a monologue be?
Is the monologue the right length? Most monologues should be no longer than a minute and half, or about 20 to 30 lines, unless you’ve been directed otherwise. Less is almost always more.
How do you come up with a monologue idea?
Then, follow these tips to write your own great monologue:
- Start with a compelling opening line. Monologues lack action and dialogue, which can leave the audience unengaged.
- Present a strong point of view.
- Develop a storyline.
- Know your parameters.
- Wrap up with parting words.
How do I get acting monologues?
But where do I find the monologues?
- WorldCat is your friend.
- Befriend your librarian.
- The National New Play Network operates the New Play Exchange.
- Most playwrights have agents or websites with contact information.
- Look for lists.
- Used bookstores are treasure troves.
- New Dramatists.