Great Monologues for Young Actors by Craig SlaightAs professional directors and teachers who work with young and adult actors at the Tony Award-Winning American Conservatory Theater, Slaight and Sharrar have years of experience helping actors uncover the dynamics of the monologue, as acting exercise and as audition material. Now in their impressive third volume of age-appropriate monologues, culled from plays by substantial playwrights from an international field, the editors have assembled an impressive collection to take the actor/director/teacher to new levels of sophistication and breadth. The volumes introduction is a concise guide to todays audition obstacles and how to overcome them. As in their other award-winning collections, Slaight and Sharrar have selected character speeches from the finest dramatic literature. In addition, they have included a special section on the use of the song lyric as an exciting and useful exercise in solo work.
Some of the writers included are:
John M. Synge
Scenes and Monologues for Young Actors
So what follows is merely a jumping-off place. I urge you to read, read more, and then read even more. Audition with a monologue from a musical? Of course. There are lots of them and some make terrific audition pieces. Now get to reading!
Welcome to the one of the largest collections of teen and youth monologues on the internet, available for free use in auditions and classroom work and all from plays published by YouthPLAYS. Browse dozens of monologues, sortable by genre drama, comedy, dramedy and gender. Please read the instructions carefully : These monologues are free for classroom and audition use. If necessary, print out this paragraph as proof of permission to perform. Once you find a monologue or monologues that suit your needs, please click on and fill out the Monologue Request Form. We will do our best to confirm permission within 2 business days, but give yourself time to hear back. Please make sure that you whitelist emails from the youthplays.
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