Monologues

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Drilling through a monologue can often feel as nerve-racking as a trip to the dentist’s office. It can make your jaw bolt shut and mind race to do something, anything else! Yet there is another approach. A way to look ...

“Every girl is afraid of you” From the Film “Mean Girls.” Ms. Norbury tells the class how their lives will turn out if things don’t change. 1-2 min. Written by: Tina Fey MS. NORBURY: Regina George. Every girl here is afraid ...

“I want to read you all something” From the Film “Captain Fantastic.” Ben brings his kids to their mother’s funeral. 2-3 min. Written by: Matt Ross BEN: I’ll take that as my cue, if I may. First off, Leslie practiced Buddhism. Which, ...

A RAISIN IN THE SUN – 20-year old Beneatha is currently going to college and some of her personal beliefs and views have distanced her from conservative family. She dreams of being a doctor and struggles to determine her identity as ...

RED – Ken angrily addresses the numerous issues he has with Rothko. From the play Red by John Logan. 3-4 min. KEN: (Explodes.) Bores you?! Bores you?! – Christ almighty trying working for you for a living! – The talking-talking-talking-jesus-christ-won’t-he-ever-shut-up titanic self-absorption of ...
From Disaster to Master of your Acting Career

An acting career is like any other career in terms of skill level and how well you can market you skills. The one thing that totally separates an acting career from everything else is that what you look like, and ...
Using Downtime To Get More Screentime!

Since many of us have a lot more time free time right now, due to our social distancing practices, it can give actors some time to ‘up their resume’ game with some new video. You can easily do this by ...
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“A star does not compete with other stars around it; it just shines.”  – author Matshona Dhliwayo Anyone who has been in the acting game for more than five minutes realizes that it’s a crowded industry. Who among us hasn’t ...
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My head is exploding from speaking with Larry Silverberg, one of the leading authorities on the Meisner acting technique. What makes Larry an authority? Well, Mr. Sanford Meisner was Larry’s acting coach. ‘Nuff said! Larry, who has been teaching acting for ...
Bringing Your A-Game to the Cold Read- NYCastings

As actors we spend a lot of time obsessing about auditions – with good reason, of course. We are in the only profession that I know of that requires workers to go to job interview after job interview for much ...
Actor-Monologue

The audition, and specifically the monologue audition is probably the most discussed–and stressed-about–aspect of being an actor. And with good reason. No matter how long you’ve been in the game the monologue audition remains a challenge. But here’s the good ...
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We spend a lot of time talking about–and let’s be honest, stressing about–monologue auditions. It makes sense that our focus would be there of course; after all, generally speaking the monologue audition is the first step. It’s the initial test ...
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As actors we all have our personal strengths. Like a baseball power hitter, we all have our wheelhouse–in other words our favorite type of role to play: that sweet spot where we’re confident we can hit it out of the ...
Monologues

We talk a lot about auditioning and the challenges actors face in going out for “job interviews” on a weekly or daily basis. And most actors would probably agree that the one aspect of the audition that is probably the ...
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Imagine a professional athlete who only went out on the field on game days. No matter how great he or she was as a player, the training, practice, and support one needs to compete at that level is simply not ...
Actors Monologue

If you read these pages regularly, you are likely to be a working actor on some level, or striving to be. But whether you are fresh out of school and trying to book your very first roles as an extra, in ...
Acting on Camera

Jumping into acting as a career choice is like stepping off a cliff, and at the bottom is a murky pool filled with black water and populated with mysterious swirling creatures that you can’t quite make out. In other words, ...
Audition Monologue

Let’s face it, the monologue audition is a stressful, nerve-wracking thing. There’s no shame in admitting this; the vast majority of actors would probably agree that it is the worst part of the business, somewhere between getting a root canal ...
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Performing Acting Monologues can be nerve ­wracking. For a time span of 1-­3 minutes it’s all eyes on you. You need to create the character, the scene, and the circumstance all without the help of another actor. And, oftentimes, if you’re performing ...
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School is never out… whether it be for summer, fall or winter… for actors who must always be prepared to spring into auditions! Learning, “How to Audition Success fully for Both Traditional and New Media” takes constant re-assessment. Luckily, actors ...