Monologues for Auditions

Monologues for Auditions

If the casting director asks you to bring a monologue instead of providing you sides, you can ask him or her if they prefer a comedy or a drama.

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Usually for film you are better off with contemporary or finding a piece of a movie that you can perform.  If you are auditioning for theater you might want to ask if they want a classical monologue or contemporary.

If you are focusing on Shakespeare Theater, then you better stick with a Shakespearian monologue.

Monologues for Auditions

Monologues should be no longer than two minutes and no shorter than one minute.  

If you are in doubt and don’t know what type of monologue to prepare, you can always ask the casting director when you are booking the audition.  

Film actors need to memorize two types of monologues; dramatic monologues and comedic monologues.  When you choose a monologue, choose a monologue that is age appropriate and will speak to your strengths.  

Age appropriateness is the range of the age that you can play and not the age that you actually are. Look for a monologue that has active pieces, where the action is happening right now instead of where the character is remembering something.

 The monologue that you are doing should showcase your acting skills. Don't do any monologues that are written by yourself or by your friends.

To stay on the safe side, stay away from pieces that are full of graphic violence, sex or offensive language.  Many experts would suggest that you avoid performing monologues from well-known plays or movies.

If you do monologues from well- known movies you risk competing with actors such Robert De Niro in Taxi Cab or Al Pacino from Scarface, don’t put yourself in that situation.

 If you have a hard time knowing your age range or don’t know your brand yet, ask your acting teacher or coach to help you choose the right monologues for you. Monologues introduces who you are to casting directors.

There are amazing coaches and teachers around Texas that can help you become an audition ninja.  Go to the resource lists in the back of my e-book for a list of coaches and teacher in Texas that can work with you right now.

 

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