Acting Tryout Questions

Monologues for Acting Tryouts

QUESTION:

I am auditioning for a stage group, and I really wanna do something which touches on what I’ve been thru in real life. I was in a relationship which broke down because he couldn’t get off drugs, he went to rehab and came back clean, but then his mates took him out and got him back into it etc. We have a child together and he really jeopardized our safety and broke our family apart.

Does anyone know where I can get a monologue which touches on this? Anger, betrayal, sadness and bitter, then realization that its over……

ANSWER:

All that comes to mind right now is the play “Texans do Tap Dance” by Richard Lay. It’s not at all the same situation you’re describing but there’s a monologue in there for an actress that touches on all these emotions you describe. The play may be hard to find, but you can find a version of the monologue in The Best Women’s Stage Monologues of 1996. If you can get your hands on a copy of the play, though, you can piece together a more powerful monologue then is available in the monologue book.

That’s all I can think of right now, but hopefully, other actors will share their ideas by adding comments to this post. If you haven’t already, visit our monologue suggestion pages. You may also like one of our original monologues entitled Promises. It was written to let actresses decide how dramatic they want to get with it, so you can make it very dramatic without feeling the pressure of having to hit certain “emotional cues” in the text. Again, the situation is different but it touches on all the emotions you describe.

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