Dualogue suggestions needed please!

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    Hi there,

    Could anybody please suggest a decent/capturing modern dualogue that hasn't been overdone?

    I will shortly be performing in a showcase and struggling to find dualogues with strong, no nonsence, independent women in. I don't mind if its male/female or female/female dualogue.

    My casting type is mediterranian, strong, fierce, harsh, bully, tart with heart, emaotional, dramatic and generally quite opinionated. Playing age late to mid 30's.

    If you know of any plays or a website with modern screenplays with dualogue suggestions please feel free to reply. I would really appreciate your help.

    Thank you

    Josie xx

    • 13th Feb 2011
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  • Nigel Peever

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    I'll try and get ball rolling for you :-)

    How about John and Elizabeth Proctor's fairwell scene in The Crucible that's very emotional "oh john, john, how can I forgive you if you cannot forgive yourself?"

    Two girls have lots of funny duologues together in Carla Lane's play of The liver birds.

    I seem to remember doing a good scene with the wife who's name I can't remember in John Godbers Gym and Tonic it was Don and ... Sitting eating pasties and mars bars from the garage shop in secret at a health spa.

    Any good?

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    I performed a duologue in my showcase from Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight (Peter Ackerman) and the agents present all said it was the first time they had heard anything from it. It's rather good too. Funny.

    Scene 2, Gene and Grace would probably need some trimming but is well worth a read.

    Also (perhaps a little too old character wise) worth considering is The Mercy Seat by Neil La Bute. Some lovely meaty chunks in there, and it's only a M/F 2 hander.

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    I'm sure it has already been suggested to you but I always find writing your own a great idea! It'll be something they haven't seen before and tailored to exactly what you are looing for to showcase yourself. I'm doing a showcase soon too and I'm performing a mono written by myself and a duo written by my scene partner! Worth jotting a few lines down and see what you come up with maybe!

    • 13th Feb 2011
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