Comedic monologues for a young audience... help!

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    Hi there,

    I have an audition tomorrow and need to prepare a comedic monologue for a young audience... can anyone suggest a resource for this. Of course, any searches I do online just come up with comedic monologues for children to perform. I'm really stuck. Although I know they don't want Roald Dahl! But what else is there?

    If anyone can make any recommendations it would be so greatly appreciated.

    Fingers crossed!

    Jennifer

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  • Mark Kempner

    Actor

    Make it up...it's my stock answer! Think of a character....think what has gone on just before the monologue....give yourself a a few little milestones to reach plus an end point and around 2-3 min's should be plenty or less.....then go in there and really go for it. No words to remember....just be the person and play it truthly.

    Works for me anyway....and it means the Director isn't hearing the same old speeches all the time.

    Offer the dir the chance for him to get you to do it differently if the chance arises.

    Don't forget ....they "want" you to be great....and to see that they can work with and direct you. If it's comedic....be comedic....don't worry about the script....it won't worry the director...they are judging you...not your words!

    Good luck!

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  • Guy Press

    Actor

    David Wood's Owl and the Pussycat is a good one with the plum pudding flea character - you could tailor to your needs.

    Or as Mark says you could easily write a piece based on any funny character. They're after your performance nothing else! All the best!! ;-)

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    Roald Dahl isn't necessarily a bad one. Lots of poems/nursery rhymes can be useful, I suppose it depends on how young they are. Are we talking primary age or teenagers? How about Victoria Wood? Or I've used one or two of these before plays.about.com/od/monologues/tp/comedicmonologues.htm

    Hope that helps,

    Fay

    • 26th Aug 2010
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  • Amy Irvine

    Actor

    The Wind in the Willows is also a good one! x

    • 2nd Sep 2010
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