How To Choose the Best Monologue

Monologue Blogger would like to share with you 3 Tips for Choosing the Best Monologue. There are times when this can be difficult because you are not sure as to what is working for you and what is not.  We provide a few guidelines that will make life a bit easier for you when picking a good monologue for those confusing moments.

TIP #1: CHOOSE A MONOLOGUE THAT STIMULATES YOU

When reading monologues, it’s always important to select one that motivates you to express something about the human condition as you believe it to be.  Something that affects your heart, not only your mind. Acting is about humanity and when you read a piece of monologue material that does something to your heart and makes you feel something, that is always a good place to start.

TIP #2: CHOOSE A MONOLOGUE THAT CHALLENGES YOU

Don’t make life easy for yourself when it comes to acting.  Don’t take a short cut.  Always work with material that is going to give you a bit of a challenge in order to grow in your work.  Even when it brings you fear.  If a monologue scares you, chase it.  Don’t let it chase you.  It’s good to choose something that is a bit foreign to you because it will lead you to discover some new territory in your craft.

TIP #3: CHOOSE A MONOLOGUE THAT YOU CAN EXPLORE

A good monologue is a monologue that leaves room for the actor to explore.  Break the mold by injecting your own shit into it by trying something new and different from your imagination.  And once you nail it, change it again and start from the beginning so you can break the mold you invented previously.  Keep trying out new ideas or else your expression can become stagnant with the piece you’ve chosen over time. Never get comfortable.

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