Well I'm almost 17, and as I'm getting closer and closer to the college application/audition process, I'm trying to pull all my audition materials together in advance. Finding audition songs isn't as much of a struggle for me as finding audition monologues. Does anyone know of any monologues that would be good for girls around my age?
Choosing a monologue that suits you and fits the criteria asked by the individual colleges is a difficult task. It is hard to recommend a generic monologue because it should really fit you. Just like your song choices it should showcase what is special about you. Also many colleges have time restrictions( 1 Minute, 1.5 minutes, 2 minutes) and genre restrictions (Shakespeare, Comedy, Straight). Look at what your colleges are asking and then I would consult with your theatre teacher or someone you trust. Read the monologue and also read the play. Make sure it is something that you love and can perform well.
I have one from Funny Girl, if that helps:
Suppose all ya ever had for breakfast was onion rolls. Then one day, in walks (gasp) a bagel! You'd say, 'Ugh, what's that?' Until you tried it! That's my problem - I'm a bagel on a plate full of onion rolls. Nobody recognizes me! Listen, I got 36 expressions. Sweet as pie and tough as leather. And that's six expressions more than all those...Barrymores put together. Instead of just kicking me, why don't they give me a lift? Well, it must be a plot, 'cause they're scared that I got...such a gift! 'Cause I'm the greatest star, I am by far, but no one knows it. Wait - they're gonna hear a voice, a silver flute. They'll cheer each toot, hey, she's terrific!, when I expose it. Now can't you see to look at me that I'm a natural Camille, and as Camille, I just feel, I've so much to offer. Kid, I know I'd be divine because I'm a natural cougher (coughs) - some ain't got it, not a lump. I'm a great big clump of talent! Laugh, they'll bend in half. Did you ever hear the story about the travelling salesman? A thousand jokes, stick around for the jokes. A thousand faces. I reiterate. When you're gifted, then you're gifted. These are facts, I've got no axe to grind. Ay! What are ya, blind? In all of the world so far, I'm the greatest star! No autographs, please. What? You think beautiful girls are gonna stay in style forever? I should say not! Any minute now they're gonna be out! FINISHED! Then it'll be my turn!
It says this was originaly posted 81 days ago so I'm guessing you might of found something by now but just incase...
I'm Just trying to be helpful here but isn't that monolouge from Funny Girl really overdone? And with what Paul said, if you still need help picking a monolouge we need to know time limit, type, and did they specify and play or writers names.
Yeah, I thought it was kinda overdone. But I wasn't sure. I thought I'd post it anyway. I like it better than most monolouges though. Today my friend made an excellent point. "Are all these about someone whining about something?" If you think about it, most ARE just someone complaining about something. Sorry to go so off-topic =/
I'm in the same situation! Right now I'm in serach of a one-minute comedic monologue, and am having a heck of time finding one! any suggestions??