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Audition Monologues for Young Men: Selections from Contemporary Works

Audition Monologues for Young Men: Selections from Contemporary Works


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This compelling collection of 70 monologues for young men approximately 15 to 30 years old includes a complete chapter that details how to choose a monologue, develop the character, and audition with confidence. With a variety of contemporary sources including both published plays and original works, this book provides selections that will help capture the minds and hearts of directors. Each monologue is prefaced by a description of the character and his emotional context, as well as hints on how to effectively portray the mood of the piece. The characters are diverse in age, background, ethnicity, and social status. The book is organized into unique categories based on the content of the monologues: A Lighter Touch, Guilt and Regret, Tragedy and Trauma, Hope and Gratitude, Outsiders, Birds of a Feather, and Literary and Period. With excerpts of various lengths that are ideal for auditions, contests, workshops, and acting classes, this anthology belongs in every school and theatre library.

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ISBN-13: 9781566082426
Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service
Publication date: 07/01/2016
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Audition: Preparation and Process 1

Types of Auditions 1

Selecting a Monologue 3

Script Analysis 5

Rehearsal Period 9

The Audition 13

Monologues 19

Chapter 2 A Lighter Touch 21

Actor - Actor! Frederick Stroppel 23

Valencio - The Bold, the Young, and the Murdered Don Zolidis 24

Clerk - Cheese Eric Bogosian 26

Richard - Dick Robin Rothstein 28

Torok - Employees Must Wash Hands… Before Murder Don Zolidis 30

Bradley - Hairball (Lindsay Price 32

Terry - The Hunger Steven Korbar 34

Student - I Hate Math Connie Schindewolf 36

Deiter - I Know What the Guy Eats for Breakfast Leigh Podgorski 38

Recruiter - New Action Army Eric Bogosian 40

Teenager - Till We Meet Again Colin Mary Crowther 41

Boy - The Vandal Hamish Linklater 42

Chapter 3 Guilt and Regret 43

Stoli - All Good Children Go to Heaven M.E.H. Lewis Barbara Lhota 44

Marcel -Aposiopesis John P. McEneny 45

Tim - Basketball Champ Steven Fendrich 47

Jerry - Bring Back Peter Paul Rubens Barbara Lhota Janet B. Milstein 49

Dave - The Emerald Circle Max Bush 51

Male - Groaning Up Jim Chevallier 52

Boy - Immortality David Sawn 53

Peter - Last First Kiss Chad Beckim 55

Jerry -Raising Morn Mike Thomas 57

Tony - Shared Interest Eleanor Harder 59

Harry - Talking to Strangers Martha Patterson 61

Chapter 4 Tragedy and Trauma 63

Blue - Blue Christopher Woods 64

Tony - Dad Left on Some Fast Reindeer Mike Thomas 66

Benjamin - The History of Invulnerability David Bar Katz 68

Joey - Just Like I Wanted Rebecca Schlossberg 69

Ben - My Room Charles Belov 70

Christian - Pictures on the Internet Daniel Guyton 72

Jason - Rabbit Hole David Lindsay-Abaire 74

Billy - Real Life David Marquis 76

Bluebird Student - Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet Jonathan Dorf 78

Jack - You Been Lied To Barbara Lhota Janet B. Milstein 80

Chapter 5 Hope and Gratitude 81

Thomas - The Art Room Billy Aronson 83

Bob - Bob: A Life in Five Acts Peter Sinn Nachtrieb 84

Teenager- Grandpa Steven Bergman 85

Steven - God in Bed Glenn Alterman 87

Moonboy - Moonboy Aoise Stratford 89

Jon - My Brother Adam Amanda Kozik 92

Messenger - The Messenger Eric Bogosian 94

Brooklyn Guy - Rat King Troy Diana James Valletti 96

Jesse - The Wastes of Time Duncan Pflaster 97

Chapter 6 Outsiders 99

Robert - Advice to the Players Bruce Bonafede 100

Klass - Blacktop Sky Christina Anderson 102

Jed - Dream of a Deer at Dusk Adam Kraar 104

Asian-American Male - Good Mourning, America Lucy Wang 106

Matthew - Matthew Sofia Dubrawsky 108

Stan Lee - My Superpower Lucy Wang 110

Boy - Name Me Rhea MacCallum 112

Unspecified - Please Hear What I'm Not Saying (Anonymous) 114

Homeless Man - Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll Eric Bogosian 115

Harris - Silent No More Gus Edwards 117

Tristram - Suburban Redux Andrew Biss 119

Brian - Voices in Conflict Bonnie Dickinson 121

Chapter 7 Birds of a Feather 123

Man - Aliens, 3 Miles, Turn Left Stephen A. Schrum 125

Husband - Bigfoot Stole My Wife Ron Carlson 127

Felix - Bird in the Hand #1 Jorge Ignacio Cortinas 128

Felix - Bird in the Hand #2 Jorge Ignacio Cortinas 129

Chris - The Boy Who Cried Werewolf Daniel Guyton 131

Brumbly - Brumbly the Elf Wade Bradford 133

Humpty Dumpty - Humpty Dumpty, Private Egg D.M. Larson 135

Invisible Man - Invisible Man Stacey Lane 137

Lord Grinch - Lord Grinch Evan Guilford-Blake 138

Tom - Scotch and Donuts John Longenbaugh 140

Wolf - The Wolf's Resolve Robin Rice Lichtig 141

Chapter 8 Literary and Period 145

Adam - Adam's Diary Mark Twain 146

Bachelor - A Bachelor's Complaint Charles Lamb 148

Raskolnikov - Crime and Punishment Dostoyevsky 150

Huck Finn - Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain 152

Speaker - A Modest Proposal Jonathan Swift 154

Copyright and Performance Rights Information 157

About the Editors 167

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