If you're preparing monologues for a course presentation or audition and want to consult additional resources to help you prepare, we've compiled a list of audition-related material for you to check out below!
A founder of the Atlantic Theater Company and an acclaimed director, Karen Kohlhaas exposes what auditors are looking for in The Monologue Audition, the first book of its kind to show actors how to stage monologues using specific, step-by-step directing and acting techniques. Applicable to auditions for theaters, agents, casting directors, and training programs, this is an indispensable guide to mastering your audition approach.
Now in its third edition, this useful guide covers all aspects of casting, including gaining a place on a drama course, landing a part in film, TV, commercials or theatre, and becoming a radio or TV presenter. The book covers choosing and preparing an audition speech, staging and performing the piece, sight-reading, interview techniques, and coping with nerves.
Auditions are an integral part of every performer's life. From getting into drama school, through to a successful career in an overcrowded industry, Auditions: A Practical Guideoffers crucial advice and tried-and-tested techniques to maximize success before, during and after each audition.
Many actors have no idea where to start in preparing a Shakespeare audition speech. Yet many auditions - professional or drama school - require a well-delivered classical monologue. Mastering the Shakespeare Audition shows performers how to focus rehearsal time and spend it well.
The Complete Professional Audition is the one book all of those actors need-because before actors can act, they have to pass the audition! Here's practical, hand-holding advice for choosing material, rehearsing, warming up, staying calm, standing out in a crowd, understanding casting, avoiding pitfalls, following up, getting the right headshot and resume, and accepting an offer. Ultra-useful appendices of recommended songs and monologues (yes!) make this the complete guide for everyone with an audition coming up.