Prepare one contemporary monologue that is one-minute in length (maximum). Please time your monologue; it will not reflect favorably on your audition if you exceed the time limit.
We may ask you for a second monologue. If so, your monologues should contrast: differences in tone, language styles, and character (i.e. characters who may speak differently, move differently, and/or have a different set of values). If you feel comfortable with a classical piece, you may choose to do one.
Choose monologues that are well written and from published plays. Avoid monologues from movies, monologue books (unless you have read the play), musicals and the internet. Never attempt an audition monologue without reading the entire play and understanding your character in the context of the play.
Monologues should have a beginning, middle, and end with a journey, discovery, or change.
Choose characters that are within five years of your playable age range.
Do not choose monologues that require accents, eccentric characterizations, props or costumes.
Portray one character per monologue. Avoid material that is overly sexual, violent, or offensive (i.e. there are a number of monologues about suicide, rape, and abortion; we advise against using those.)
Avoid climactic material that requires great depth or intensity of emotions. There is not enough time to achieve these emotional peaks effectively and honestly.
Finally, choose material that you connect with and love. Choose a character and a play or musical that you are passionate about. We want to get to know you through this material and the character you are portraying. We are looking for you to create an honest relationship with the person you're speaking to in your monologue, as well as clear given circumstances outlined by the playwright.