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Audition Monologues for Young Women
Vol.  1 and Vol.  2


Compiled by Gerald Lee Ratliff


 

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Audition Monologues for Young Women (Vol.  1)
Contemporary audition pieces for aspiring actresses

This collection of 72 monologues and eight duo scenes features fresh, imaginative character portraits for young women that capture vivid attitudes, images, and speeches of realistic characters drawn from real-life role models.  These honest, truthful depictions of contemporary life focus attention on the social forces that help to shape a character’s behavior or direct attention to actions and attitudes that reveal a character’s point of view.  The excerpts are grouped in chapters framed by themes, such as “Rage and Retribution,” “Faith and Folly,” and “Regret and Romance.”  A brief yet thorough background sketch provides an initial glimpse of the given circumstances and emotional or intellectual tenor for each monologue or duo scene, as well as performance hints.  The selections from recently produced contemporary plays as well as from emerging playwrights encompass a range of literary styles and thematic storylines to challenge you in acting assignments, classroom discussions, or formal auditions.

(173 pages, 5½ x 8½, paperback, ISBN:  978-1-56608-180-1)

Audition Monologues for Young Women #2
More contemporary audition pieces for aspiring actresses

All of the monologues in this book are from recently produced plays by award-winning, well-known, or emerging new playwrights.  These challenging character studies are suitable for competitive auditions, acting or literature classes, forensic contests, and more.  The selections are for actresses from 13 to 30 years of age.  Individual chapters are divided into “thematic” ages that introduce characters at a particular event or time in their lives.  Features monologues from:  The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, Trojan Barbie by Christine Evans, Laughing Wild and Miss Witherspoon by Christopher Durang, The Mineola Twins by Paula Vogel, God in Bed by Glenn Alterman, Random Women and Enigma by Carolyn Carpenter, My Battle with Bulimia by Peter Langman, and many more.

(200 pages, 5½ x 8½, paperback, ISBN:  978-1-56608-193-1)

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