An Indispensable Tool For Every Actor
ABOUT THE BOOK
The most important asset for any actor - aside from talent, of course - is a potent, attention-grabbing monologue that will showcase their skills in the best possible light. Finding the right one, however, can often be a frustrating task. Too frequently, monologue books rely on time-worn staples that have been heard a million times before, or are padded out with aimless, insipid pieces that often aren't even taken from actual plays.
In Monologues They'll Remember You By you'll find 80 (40 male, 40 female) fresh, engaging monologues that will allow you to create memorable character portraits of depth and vitality for that all-important moment in the spotlight. Divided into male and female comedic, dramatic, and seriocomic categories, this book also provides a useful guide on how to look beyond age and gender in many of these monologues in order to broaden your performance options. Additionally, each monologue is preceded by a concise summary of the plot, setting, and character profile.
All of the monologues included in this collection are from published plays that are widely available, the vast majority having received successful and critically acclaimed productions in New York, London, Los Angeles and beyond.
Whether a professional or a student actor, you'll find this book an invaluable resource for landing that coveted role or winning that competition.
IN THE PRESS
“If ever there was a poster boy for ‘write what you know’, it's Biss, because what he knows really does entertain us.”
VIEWS FROM THE GODS,
From the Royal Court Theatre in London to the Playhouse Theatre in Tasmania, the works of playwright Andrew Biss have been performed across the globe, spanning four continents. His plays have won awards on both coasts of the U.S., critical acclaim in the U.K., and quickly became an Off-Off-Broadway mainstay.
In London his plays have been performed at The Royal Court Theatre, Theatre503, Riverside Studios, The Union Theatre, The White Bear Theatre, The Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, Fractured Lines Theatre & Film at COG ARTSpace, and Ghost Dog Productions at The Horse & Stables.
In New York his plays have been produced at Theatre Row Studios, The Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Festival, The Kraine Theater, The Red Room Theater, Times Square Arts Center, Manhattan Theatre Source, Mind The Gap Theatre, 3Graces Theatre Company, Emerging Artists Theatre, Curan Repertory Company, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, American Globe Theatre, The American Theater of Actors, and Chashama Theatres, among others.
His plays and monologues are published in numerous anthologies from trade publishers Bedford/St. Martin's, Smith & Kraus, Inc., Dramatists Play Service, and Applause Theatre & Cinema Books.
Originally from England, Andrew is a long-time resident of the United States. He is a graduate of the University of the Arts London, and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.
For more information please visit him at www.andrewbiss.com