How often do you work on Monologues in your Film and TV classes?
I’m guessing probably never.
I feel like Monologues are part of the Stone Age or maybe they’re just for Theater auditions? Honestly they’re not.
When we do material that other Actors have already made famous, who do you think the CDs are thinking of? It’s so crazy important to find material that is obscure, and absolutely perfect for you, that you can slay.
I’m hearing more and more lately that there are Casting Directors out there who will ask you for a Monologue in addition to your Self-Tape.
A few weeks ago, Tiffany VanBoxtel, Founder of Star Singer, invited me to be on her podcast to talk to her singers about where to find kick-ass Monologues. You can catch it here on iTunes, it's Episode #183.
You never know when you’re going to run into your dream agent in a parking lot in LA and he asks you to show him what you have… (That actually happened, by the way). You’re not going to rip out a set of audition sides and ask them to read the other lines are you?
We’ve got to have at least 2-3 kick-ass Monologues in our tool belt at a moment’s notice.
Monologues are really the actors ammunition.
I hope this is a blessing to you!
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