10 minute monologue needed

  • Torya Winters

    Actor

    I'm performing in a monologue showcase event, and have to find a 10 minute piece to do. I'm having trouble finding something this long, especially as it will also be performed as part of a festival, and has to be family friendly.

    I'm looking either for an entire monologue, a play with several pieces I can put together, or a piece of prose that can easily be adapted. Any suggestions? I've had to shelve my first idea of Christopher Durang, and now I'm stumped!

    • 20th Aug 2010
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  • Sally Beaumont

    Actor

    Maybe look at one-woman plays instead? There's a great collection by Dario Fo and Franca Rame.

    • 16th Aug 2010
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  • Amber Elliott

    Actor

    There always Joyce Grenfell and Alan Bennent but both of these are REALLY famous but probably more 'family friendly' than Dario Fo or Franca Rame...

    Then there's Steven Berkoff - but he's very sweary.

    I googled and found this:-

    http://www.10-minute-plays.com/cast_size/plays_1_woman.html

    It might be helpful but I don't know how good or PG they are. Perhaps if you like something you could adapt it...a story perhaps?

    Good luck babe!

    • 16th Aug 2010
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  • Torya Winters

    Actor

    I did think about Joyce Grenfell, but I'm not sure if it's quite what I'm looking for. I'll check out the other playwrights mentioned, going to spend a day in my local drama school library! Thanks!

    • 17th Aug 2010
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  • Amanda Golding

    Actor

    Huge monologues for your age in Genet's 'The Maids.'

    • 17th Aug 2010
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    There's always Spoonface Steinberg by Lee Hall. It's a bit of a challenge because she's a young autistic girl, but that full play runs at an hour... so you could find an excerpt from that. The section mentioning the butterflies is particularly poignant.

    • 17th Aug 2010
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    "Topless" by Miles Tredinnick, it's very cool and very funny too if that's your prefered genre? x

    • 19th Aug 2010
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  • John Burton

    Actor

    Mmmm

    Seems obvious to me - but I don't want to sound like a pervert...

    There is some great stuff for women in the vagina monologues - I only know as a friend of mine was in the show and it was fantastic - albeit that i was only one of about six guys in a 1000 plus auditorium.

    Worked for me - I thought the show was fantastic!

    All the best.

    • 19th Aug 2010
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  • John Burton

    Actor

    Oh, and before anyone says - its a family show.

    I have a daughter who is eleven years old, goes to private school and can tell you more about bodily parts, their functions, protection AND the birds and bees than I will ever know.

    That was being polite - the biological terms she used would make me blush if I wrote them on here.

    Oh to be young again.......

    • 19th Aug 2010
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  • Sarah Breen

    Actor

    I would reccomend 'Bombshells' By Joanna Murray Smith, they are very. I did a monologue from this at a sowcase and it went down a treat.

    Hope you find what you need

    Sarah x

    • 20th Aug 2010
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  • Torya Winters

    Actor

    Thanks for all your help everyone! After a lot of reading, I've decided on a bit from Spoonface Steinberg. :)

    • 20th Aug 2010
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  • Keith Hill

    Actor

    Try Immaculate, by Oliver Lansley. A lot less frequently done than the others.

    Incidentally: do they really MEAN ten minutes? that's an awfully long time....

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    Good choice, enjoy it! It's a cracking piece to have under your belt. Good luck :)

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  • Torya Winters

    Actor

    Thank you! Yes, they did mean 10 mins, could be as long as 15! It is a very long time :S

    • 20th Aug 2010
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