“101 Awesome Original Monologues for 20-Somethings”
By Joyce Storey & Talia Pura with Foreward by Michael Wilson, Broadway Director
101 Awesome Original Monologues for 20-Somethings has been written expressly for actors. Before you walk into an audition, you must hone your craft and fill your toolbox. Monologues are wonderful mechanisms for discovery as well as necessary tools for auditions. We have written about topics that interest and excite actors and audiences alike. Look for monologues that resonate with you — the ones that feel like they were written with you in mind. Enjoy exploring the layers of your chosen characters. Only you can bring them to life with your own special brand of creativity. We wish you much success and joy in your acting journey!
In this new, indispensable collection is a treasure trove of characters and stories. For the young actor, this volume begins with an invaluable “how to” introduction about the acting profession that covers everything from headshots to taped auditions for film and television. Authors Storey and Pura — both working actors themselves — have written this practical advice section with the tough love that only comes from real experience and a deep love of the craft of acting. For actors who are either starting their careers or for those who are more seasoned but wish to diversify their repertoire, this book offers an extraordinary range of attention-worthy characters in situations that are recognizable to both actor and audience.
Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award winning stage and film director, producer, writer and educator
The Trip to Bountiful (Cicely Tyson TONY Award, Best Actress)
Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, starring Candice Bergen, Kerry Butler, James Earl Jones, John Larroquette, Angela Lansbury, Jefferson Mays, Eric McCormack, and Michael McKean
Dividing the Estate, starring Hallie Foote and Gerald McRaney
Enchanted April, starring Elizabeth Ashley, Jayne Atkinson and Molly Ringwald
Old Acquaintance, starring Margaret Colin, Harriet Harris and Corey Stoll