Can you audition with monologues from movies?

We generally encourage actors to use theatre monologues for auditions, but there have been some mighty fine monologues from the big screen over the years that are definitely worth a look. There is a stigma around auditioning using a movie monologue, and so often it isn’t done.

Where can I find film monologues?

You can find them online from a number of websites, including, Stage Agent Monologues, and Monologue Archive just to name a few. You can also purchase books, such as Radioactive Monologues for Women, Best Contemporary Monologues, or Monologues for Actors of Color.

How do you deliver the best monologue?

Tips for Performing Your Best Monologue

  1. Avoid fidgeting beforehand.
  2. Don’t stare down the panel – pick a specific point for delivery!
  3. Pick from a play.
  4. Introduce or look for levels.
  5. Don’t go over time.
  6. Try to find something unique.
  7. Do your research.
  8. Show your personality.

What should you not do in a monologue?

Select an appropriate monologue.

  • Select a monologue that shows off your diverse acting skills.
  • Select an age appropriate monologue. Avoid using something that you used several years ago.
  • Know your audition time limits.
  • Avoid a monologue that includes excessive swearing, violence, or sex.

Can I write my own monologue for an audition?

Avoid monologues you’ve written yourself—unless you’re really, really good. Performing your own material is risky. Casting directors may focus on the quality of your writing, instead of your acting.

Where do actors get sides?

ACTORS: How to Access Sides Print Showfax by Actors Access is the premiere sides distribution site for Actors. Go to to access sides. Then click on the appropriate option: Quick Search – Selecting this option will allow you to search for your role by Project Title, Casting Director, or Role Name.

How do actors get scripts for auditions?

Most of the time you get the script from the casting agency. But sometimes, they may ask you to perform something of your own. That’s when having right acting scripts for auditions prepared is of great advantage. I could say from experience, that sometimes is generally, a callback.

What is a good monologue?

A great monologue is an opportunity to give insight into a character or theme in a unique way, a way that only a monologue could do. A great monologue is not just about the language used. It’s about timing and pacing within the rest of the script.