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Talent Unlimited High School
Guidelines for Drama Auditions
AUDITION GUIDELINES FOR DRAMA
Monologues must be from published plays by recognized playwrights. Here are some suggestions, however you may use other recognized published plays from other sources. DRAMABOOKSTORE in New York City is a great resource. Other suggested Playwrights you might want to explore are August Wilson, John Leguizamo, Anna Devera Smith, and Neil Simon.
These are titles of suggested plays with possible audition choices, some including specific reference to the character or lines in the monologue suggested, indicated by parenthesis. Be prepared for the audition. Read the plays that include the monologues of your choice. It is a good idea to choose monologues you understand and to which you feel some connection.
BELOW ARE EXAMPLE OF PUBLISHED PLAYS BY RECOGNIZED PLAYWRIGHTS
A Raisin in the Sun – Lorraine Hansberry
Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama’s Hung you in theCloset and I’M Feeling so Sad – Arthur Kopit
The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man in theMoon Marigold – Paul Zindel
A Doll’s House – Henrik Ibsen
Fences – August Wilson
The Crucible – Arthur Miller
Inherit the Wind – Jerome Lawrence
Biloxi Blues – (Arnold: “I was in the Latrine”)
The Diary of Anne Frank – (Anne: “Peter, look at the sky”)
Master Harold…and the boys – (Hally)
You’re a good man Charlie Brown – (Charlie Brown: “Lunch time is the most lonely part of the day…”)
Museum – Tina Howe
Marisol – Jose Rivera
Proof – David Auburn
Our Town – Thorton Wilder
Students will be asked to present two memorized monologues. Each monologue should be one minute in length. Characters chosen should be age appropriate. Applicants may also be asked to do an improvisation and/or a reading of material provided at the audition.
DO NOT USE MONOLOGUES PROVIDED ON THE INTERNET. ALSO AVOID MONOLOGUES FROM MONOLOGUE BOOKS THAT ARE NOT FROM PLAYS.