A Monologue is an Outrageous Situation!: How to Survive the 60-Second Audition

A Monologue is an Outrageous Situation!: How to Survive the 60-Second Audition

By: Herb Parker (author)Paperback

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A Monologue is an Outrageous Situation! How to Survive the 60-Second Audition explains how to successfully tackle the "cattle call" acting audition with a sixty-second monologue. Through Q&As, tips, director's notes, and a glossary full of outrageous actions meant to inspire the actor into truly connecting with the piece, this book shows actors where and how to find a monologue, edit it, and give the best audition possible.

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Herb Parker is the Associate Professor in the Division of Theatre and Dance, Department of Communication and Performance at East Tennessee State University. He is a recipient of the KCACTF "Excellence in Directing" Meritorious Achievement Award and a 35-year member of Actors Equity Association. He is the author of BARK LIKE A DOG! Outrageous Ideas for Actors published in 2013 by Spring Knoll Press.


Part One: A Monologue is...? * An Audition is an outrageous situation * The Sixty second Dilemma * What is a monologue? * A monologue is an Outrageous situation * What to Look for when choosing a Monologue * What to Avoid in a Monologue Part Two: Working on a Monologue * Read the Play * Ask the Stanislavski Question * Given Circumstances * Take 3 Tips from the script * Editing a Monologue-include Table * Piecing a monologue together-include Table * Memorize-ASAP * Blocking * How to Move (Because you must) * Monologue Pitfalls * Outrageous * Exercises and Improvs Part Three: Time to Audition * Steps of Your Audition * How Should I introduce my Monologue? * Where Should I place My Focus? Focus 1.0, 2.0 * Should I take time to 'get into it' before I start? * Your Actual Run Time * Your Audition Must Show... * Your Sixty-second Audition Must Prove... * How much can the Auditors See in 60 seconds? * What Do the Auditors Want to See in a Call Back? * When Does the Audition Really Begin? * When Does the Audition End? Part Four: "Just a Few Notes." * Realism is Not Real * Positive * Negative * Playing Emotion * Playing Explosions * Playing Characters that are Rich * That are Poor * That are heroic * That are evil * That are courageous * That are cowardly * Crying and Yelling is Not Dramatic * Don't TRY to be Funny * Dress and Hygiene for Men * Dress and Hygiene for Women * Final Thought on Clothes * Tattoo is Taboo * Exit Epilogue Appendix * MONOLOGUE SUGGESTIONS * WHERE TO FIND MONOLOGUES * UNIFIED AUDITIONS * HEAD SHOT PRODUCTION

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/03/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781138120013
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 220
  • ID: 9781138120013
  • weight: 294
  • ISBN10: 1138120014

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