The Drama Class Presents: Five Monologues Books for Women!
For all the ladies who need some good audition monologues in their back pockets.
In the majority of cases, actors need monologues for audition scenarios. From auditioning for drama school to theatre productions, monologue skills are a MUST.
Finding contemporary monologues for women can seem like a huge undertaking... We narrowed it down for you!
Here are five monologue books for actresses!
#1 - Break the Rules and Get the Part by Lira Kellerman
We're starting STRONG in this blog!
Tired of stale and lifeless soliloquies that leave your mouth dry and your spirit in tatters? Sick of feeling hamstrung by both your material and your imagined audience? In Break the Rules and Get the Part: Thirty Monologues for Women, comedy writer and performer Lira Kellerman will help you infiltrate, navigate, and obliterate the arbitrary guidelines that keep you tethered to dull, flaccid monologues and a disembodied stage personality.
#2 - Women's Comedic Monologues that are Actually Funny by Alisha Gaddis
You wanna be funny for your audition? This monologue book for women is written completely by people who are actually funny – for a living.
This collection of monologues will give an actress the extra bang she needs to land the perfect comedic role. Women's Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny features 60 monologues by writers and comics who have written for or performed on:
The Tonight Show
Last Comic Standing
Comedy Central Stage
and many more.
#3 - 50 Fabulous Classical Monologues for Women adapted by Freyda Thomas and Jan Silverman
It's always important to know the classics...
Fifty fabulous, fresh, new classical monologues for women await you within these pages. Everyone from the ancient Greeks to novelists of the 19th century is here. They are adapted to the actor's needs and accessible to modern audiences. It's the largest collection of both dramatic & comic classical monologues on the market!
#4 - Outspoken: A Canadian Collection of Lesbian Scenes and Monologues edited by Susan G. Cole
Touching on gender, sexuality, pop culture, and more. These pieces range from the hilarious to the poignant, the sexy to the sincere, the truthful to the tongue-in-cheek. Collected by writer and journalist Susan G. Cole from poetry, prose, theatre, and even a graphic novel! The scenes and monologues found in this collection reflect personal, political, and cultural complexities in the Canadian lesbian community.
#5 - The Kilroys List, Vol. 1: 97 Monologues and Scenes by Female and Trans Playwrights by The Kilroys
The Kilroys List, Volume One contains 97 monologues for both male and female actors. Not your typical book of monologues. This collection comes from The Kilroys, an advocacy group founded in Los Angeles in 2013 by women theatre producers and playwrights. They focus on taking action in the face of gender disparity in American Theatre.
The Kilroys' motto is "We Make Trouble and Plays"
There's plenty more where that came from
I'm only listing SOME of our monologue books for women. If you want to see EVERYTHING, check out Bizbooks.net for more books on acting, writing, directing, and plays!
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