Best Contemporary Monologues for Men 18-35
Lawrence Harbison (Author)
DescriptionLawrence Harbison has selected 100 terrific monologues for men - from contemporary plays, all by characters between the ages of 18 and 35 - perfect for auditions or class. There are comic monologues (laughs) and dramatic monologues (no laughs). Most have a compelling present-tense action for actors to perform. A few are story monologues - and they're great stories. Actors will find pieces by star playwrights such as Don Nigro, Itamar Moses, Stephen Adly Guirgis, and Terence McNally; by exciting up-and-comers such as Nicole Pandolfo, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb, Crystal Skillman, Greg Kalleres, Reina Hardy, and J. Thalia Cunningham; and information on getting the complete text of each play. This is a must-have resource in the arsenal of every aspiring actor hoping to knock 'em dead with his contemporary piece after bowling over teachers and casting directors alike with a classical excerpt.
November 01, 2014
5.94 X 0.47 X 7.51 inches | 0.57 pounds
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About the Author
Lawrence Harbison was in charge of new play acquisitions for Samuel French, Inc., for over thirty years. He edits annual anthologies of best plays by new playwrights and women playwrights, best ten-minute plays, and monologues for men and for women. His column, "On the Aisle with Larry," is a regular feature at www.applausebooks.com. Harbison was a member of the Drama Desk Nominating Committee for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 seasons. He works with individual playwrights to help them develop their plays (see his website: www.playfixer.com). Harbison is the editor of Best Contemporary Monologues for Women, Best Contemporary Monologues for Men, and Best Contemporary Monologues for Kids, also from Applause, who published his book How I Did It: Establishing a Playwriting Career in 2015.