Audition pieces 16-18 female?

  • Amanda Golding

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    The daughter of a friend of mine has asked me to coach her for a drama school audition in June.She is sixteen.

    I've been rooting through my scripts, and about three things have come to mind, but nothing suitable so far.

    Do any of you know of good modern theatre monologues for a girl this age (16-19)? It needs to be R.P.She's a pretty,tall, blonde.

    'Very grateful for any help. We've not got much preparation time.

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    'Shakers' has a few nice youngish monologues

    • 11th May 2009
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  • Alan Brent

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    Juliet's speeches are seldom done in theatre school auditions these days because most people think they are over done.

    Wrong!

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    What about Sheila from Priestley's An Inspector Calls? She has some good monologues I think.

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    Hey, don't know if you've chosen yet, but in The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard, there is a 17 year old character called Debbie who has a great speech, not too long and full of character, not wishy washy like some female speeches! I used to enjoy doing it...the character is supposed to be R.P, the daughter of the main guy, whose plays a writer. Hope this helps!

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  • Amanda Golding

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    Yeah Lucy! I'm onto that one already thanks.I played Annie in 'The Real Thing' already, so that one jumped out at me.It'll go on the possibles.

    Please, guys, any more help appreciated.

    I met her this morning, she's actually quite 'bonnie,' pretty and round faced, so I'm also looking at restoration speeches too.

    Oh - just to tell you -I've just discovered the speech can be anything - not just contemporary, so that opens things out a lot.

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    Not sure if it would be suitable but a friend of mine did a speech from the Libertine for her drama school audition.

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  • Amanda Golding

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    I'm hitting the library today, and the NT on Monday - in a bid not to use one from a monologue book.Tricky though - there are some very good ones in them!

    I've already had a look on the database on here.I think some people may be 'guarding' their material! I can't say I blame them, after all the effort this searching takes.

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    I used to do a period speech from a play called 'The Area Belle' cant remeber who its by sorry but the character was called Phoebe she was a maid and a very cute and a little bit saucy, very funny character piece. sorry I cant help more where it came from but I got the monologue from my old Lamda teacher years ago, if you want it I have a copy of the speech (but just the speech) would be happy to email a copy.

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