60 Seconds to Shine, Volume 5: 101 Original One-Minute Monologues for Women Ages 18-25

60 Seconds to Shine, Volume 5: 101 Original One-Minute Monologues for Women Ages 18-25

by Kristen Dabrowski (Editor)


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One minute is all it takes!
First impressions are powerful. Agents and casting directors often size up actors in a minute! With the right material, that's all the time you need. Inside you'll find monologues that will show off your personality and your talent. The circumstances are believable, straightforward, and true-to-life. Don't waste time memorizing long speeches that don't feel comfortable. With the right monologue, you can dazzle and shine in sixty seconds! You'll find that monologue right here.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781575255729
Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2007
Series: Monologue Audition Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 732,170
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Kristen Dabrowski is an actress, writer, acting teacher,and director residing in New York City. She has performed all across the United States and the United Kingdom. She has written 17 other books of original monologues, scenes, and short plays, all published by Smith and Kraus. An acting edition of her full-length play, Clown: A Love Story, is available in bookstores.

Table of Contents


Comic Monologues

Seriocomic Monologues

Dramatic Monologues



Hello, actors! As a professional actor for fourteen years now, I know how hard the search for the perfect monologue can be. A monologue should be immediate, active, and fun. You shouldn't mind having to say it over and over when you're practicing, auditioning, or performing it. You should be able to relate to it. Often, you have very little time to make an impression. In those situations, your acting needs to be energetic, exciting, and natural. The purpose of this book is to make your auditions count!

Here are some tips on approaching monologues:

1. Pick the monologue that hits you. Trust your instincts. You'll pick the right one!

2. Make the monologues active. What do you want and how do you try to get it?

3. Who are you talking to and where are they? Make sure you make this as clear as possible.

4. Do you get answered or interrupted? Be sure to fill in words in your head for the moments when you are spoken to in the monologue, even if it's a simple "yes" or "no."

5. How do you feel about the person or people you are talking to? For example, you speak a lot differently to your best friend than you do to your math teacher.

6. Notes about stage directions and terminology: The word beat or the start of a new paragraph indicates another character speaks or a new idea arises. Stage directions like (Shocked.) are suggestions, but they do not need to be observed absolutely.

Break a leg!

Kristen Dabrowski

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