What`s the best monologue for an 18 year old to audition?
The “best” monologue is the one that gets you the job. Find a few that fit you and are related to the role you’re auditioning for. I say a few because it’s inevitable that some casting person got dumped by a significant other in a production of the play you’ve chosen a monologue from and will look at you coldly while saying, “Do you have something else?”It’s likely that you’re just out of high school and are used to (and maybe prefer?) other people giving you information. Right now, your competition for the part is reading as many scripts as they can get their hands on, looking for the undiscovered gem that sets them apart from the usual suspects available on a commercial website. Establishing and maintaining a career as a working actor is difficult. Unless you’re the most attractive person in the room, letting your competition work harder than you do will impede your success.
What are good monologues for college auditions?
Definitely avoid the obvious Shakespearean monologues that everyone else is doing - find some lesser known ones, or ones from the plays that don't get performed as often. For contemporary - find a book of monologues and use it to find the play - it really can help you save tons of reading. (Although obviously you'll need to read the play once you know your monologues... in a college audition they're trying to find the people who are going to do the work it takes to become an actor - they'll often ask a question about the character just to see if you actually know what happened right before the monologue started - kind of important for acting it well anyway.) In that vein - if you're auditioning for a major drama school, you'll need more than two. A friend of mine auditioned for Tisch, and half way through one monologue they asked for "something different" - so she went into something comedic, so they stopped her half way and asked her for something contemporary but dramatic, etc, etc... I think they had her do seven or eight different monologues, in a row, one after the other. Luckily she could. It's a quick and easy way of weeding out the "wannabe famous" people from the serious actors who know their stuff. Any working actor will have a half dozen ready to go.
I’m auditioning for my school’s drama club and need a monologue that’s 2 minutes long. I really want one with a lot of emotion, maybe staring an awkward teen trying to fit in similar to Evan Hansen. Does anyone have any recommendations?
When Evan is introduced to the audience, he gives a monologue which lasts around a minute.In the Computer Lab, Evan says out his letter and even sings a snippet of Waving Through A Window. This should add up to 2 minutes.Before “You Will Be Found”, he gives a nervous speech. If the drama club is looking for emotion over delivery, this one is ideal.In the Finale, Evan gives a nice, long monologue about how everything is going to be okay.
What are the best audition monologues from published plays?
Thanks for asking, Elaina! So I guess my main question would be this: do the monologue and song need to be from the same show, or do you just have to find two pieces that complement one another?Finding a good monologue is not a quick task. You shouldn’t settle for the first thing you find that seems OK. And you need to look far enough in advance to give yourself plenty of time to memorize it and really get prepared. And since you have to pair it up with a song, you need to think about similar character attributes, so you may need to find several to then have the flexibility to make the right match with your song choices.I would suggest you start here on StageAgent, Resources & Auditions for Theatre Artists | StageAgent, to look for both monologues and songs. There is search tool you can use to find a monologue, plus you can research characters using the Partfinder tool searching by age or vocal part to then find a song that might complement a monologue.By using the Partfinder, you can also get a little more familiar with some shows and characters by reading through the associated Show Guides, which then can help you decide what scripts to try to find at your local library. Finding a monologue online quickly is great, but you should always read the full play before performing it.If you already have some songs in mind, you could take a closer look at the characters who sing a specific song and see if the StageAgent database recommends other shows or character with similar attributes that you could further research. I just suggest that you dig in, knowing that the first few monologues you find will not work out, but just get the creative process moving. Good luck!
Short comedic female monologue?
Hi I'm a 16 year old girl and I need a short(45sec-1m) funny monologue for a class I'm doing. And I have not found one that is actually funny. Or it is too long. If you have any info please tell me!
How can you find student films/short film auditions?
You don't 'sign up' to anything. You'd just contact the film-making department of nearby universities and submit your resume and headshot, and a covering letter asking if they'd like to consider auditioning you should the opportunity arise. But doing short/student films is NOT an alternative to doing theatre. You need to have lots of experience in both. Uni students make these films to get a degree - they're important. They usually only accept newly graduated drama students, or equally well-trained and very experienced actors. My daughter has done a few student films, and she had to audition and compete for the roles just as you would for a professional production. The ones she won, she was up against at least 10 other actors, and all of them were drama school graduates. The auditions were much the same as any - a couple of monologues, two songs, a duologue with another actor of the section of the script they'd sent her, and a cold-reading of another part of the script. Other short or indie films are only advertised on websites such as actorsaccess or spotlight - they only want the sort of actor who is prepared to pay for subscriptions. You don't pay to hear about just one audition - you pay to become a member of the site and find lots of auditions. Yes, it's expensive, but being an actor usually involves paying out a lot more than you'll ever earn!