Finding Contemporary Female Monologues for Drama School Auditions

Contemporary Female Monologues for Drama School Auditions

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If you’re auditioning for drama school, you need to come up with a pretty great contemporary monologue choice that shows you know a bit of contemporary drama and not just the stuff you did at school.

But how do you find one? The average person doesn’t have access to a library of good plays. Going to the bookshop is haphazard, monologue books are overdone, and you can’t go monologue shopping on Amazon, it ends disastrously with a load of plays bought, but no monologues found.

Our clients are lucky, they have access to a database of a few thousands of plays that we provide them access with.

But for those that aren’t lucky enough to be able to search for monologues like that, here are some contemporary monologues that you could try.

  1. MEDEA REDUX - in Neil Labute’s collection of plays BASH - Latterday plays.

  1. MARNIE (various) - in Tom Morton-Smith’s IN DOGGERLAND.

  1. LUE in THE WINTERLING by Jez Butterworth (This is not the form speech)

  1. ISOBEL (various) in BULL by Mike Bartlett

  1. SHEILA (One Day..)  in DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG by Peter Nichols.

  1. GRETA in AFTER EASTER by Anne Devlin

  1. B (Various) in ALL OVER LOVELY by Claire Dowie

  1. MANY ROLES (All Monologues) in BU21 by Stuart Slade

  1. FLEABAG (Various) in FLEABAG by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

  1. FREAK by Anna Jordan (many monologues within)

So that’s a starting point for you, I hope it helps.

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Mark Westbrook is the Course Leader of the One Year Diploma in Stage and Screen Acting at Acting Coach Scotland

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