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littlemermaid13littlemermaid13 Registered User Posts: 124 Junior Member
edited October 2009 in Theater/Drama Majors
I am a senior preparing to audition for BFA acting schools. I am having trouble with the monologues, because I am an ingenue, and trying to stay in that type while looking for monologues that show range and character. Any suggestions? Is Juliet a bad idea for a classical one? Thanks for any and all advice!!
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Replies to: Monologues

  • NJTheatreMOMNJTheatreMOM Registered User Posts: 3,673 Senior Member
    Monologue choices are an intensely personal thing. You have to find ones you really connect with. In the thread "In search of contemporary contrasting monologues," Chrissyblu posted some excellent advice on searching for monologues in general.

    For classical, unless you are specifically required to do Shakespeare, it might be better to choose something else, because Shakespeare is hard to do well. Ibsen, Chekhov, Moliere, Shaw and Wilde are some playwrights you might want to look at.

    It's not at all uncommon for students to engage the help of a theatre professional to help them choose and prepare monologues. Ideally, you should find somebody who has worked with other students preparing for college auditions.

    Search the CC Musical Theatre forum under "monologue" for further advice and ideas on coaching and other matters.
  • littlemermaid13littlemermaid13 Registered User Posts: 124 Junior Member
    thank you!
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