Monologue – The Fiction Makers


In the latest issue of NYLON magazine, actress Angourie Rice (The Nice Guys, Spider Man : Homecoming) remembers “reciting an entire monologue from a production called The Fiction Makers” that she’d overheard at rehearsals for one of her parents’ theatre productions.

The Fiction Makers is a play written by Kate Rice. In 1962, a young man from a country town tries to impress a city girl by claiming he’s pen-friends with Natalie Wood. In the original production for Hayman Theatre, Charles Wu played DONALD the country boy, Louise Cox played BEVERLY the city girl and Kirsty Marillier played NATALIE WOOD.

The play begins in a country town cinema, showing a Natalie Wood movie. The monologue is from the fictional Natalie Wood movie, a melodrama in the style of All The Fine Young Cannibals or Splendor In The Grass. The full script will be available soon on Australian Plays. Monologue here:

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Film monologue: A Summer Place


In A Summer Place – Delmar Daves’ 1959 film version of Sloan Wilson’s potboiler of young and middle-aged love affairs, Richard Egan plays Ken Jorgenson, father of budding adolescent Molly (Sandra Dee), married to uptight Helen (Constance Ford). Helen has seen Molly kissing Johnny Hunter (Troy Donahue) and fears that this will lead to pregnancy or even dancing. She blames her husband’s Swedish blood, provoking him to deliver a stinging rebuke against her narrow-mindedness and prejudices.

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monologue preparation


Here are two readings to help you prepare for performing your audition monologue.

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Acting Up Monologues


Here are the full-length audition monologues from the workshop. Every actor should have a set of prepared monologues, to be ready for auditions at any time. Each of you could learn the full-length version of the monologue you chose at the workshop and perform it for acting auditions and school assessments.

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Improvised Theatre


An article which may be of interest. It’s long and a bit dense: read the overview of the history of Theatresports at the beginning.

‘Alive and present’: Theatresports and contemporary live performance. Engelberts, M
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Monologues from films / movies / TV


Here is an interview with an American director about auditioning and selected movie monologues for auditions.

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Choosing your audition piece


Three optional readings to help you prepare monologues:

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