Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Female
Paperback, 168 pages ISBN: 9781848426085Publication Date:
7 Feb 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
Ebook, 168 pages ISBN: 9781788501415Publication Date:
17 Jan 2019
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Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Female

Edited by Trilby James

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Forty fantastic female speeches for teenagers, all written since the year 2000, by some of the most exciting and acclaimed writers working today.

Whether you're applying for drama school, taking an exam, or auditioning for a professional role, it's likely you'll be required to perform one or more monologues, including a piece from a contemporary play. It's vital to come up with something fresh that's suited both to you – in order to allow you to express who you are as a performer – and to the specific purposes of the audition.

In this invaluable collection you'll find forty speeches by leading contemporary playwrights including Andrew Bovell, Nadia Fall, Vivienne Franzmann, James Fritz, Stacey Gregg, Arinzé Kene, Cordelia Lynn, Lynn Nottage, Chinonyerem Odimba, Evan Placey, Jessica Swale and Tom Wells, from plays that were premiered at many of the UK's most famous and respected venues, including the National Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe, Manchester Royal Exchange, Royal Court Theatre, Bush Theatre, and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and VAULT Festival.

Drawing on her experience as an actor, director and teacher at several leading drama schools, Trilby James introduces each speech with a user-friendly, bullet-point list of ten things you need to know about the character, and then five ideas to help you perform the monologue.

This book also features an introduction to the process of selecting and preparing your speech, and approaching the audition itself.

'Sound practical advice for anyone attending an audition… a source of inspiration for teachers and students alike' Teaching Drama Magazine on The Good Audition Guides


The use of the word 'Female' in the title of this monologue collection refers to the characters as originally written, and is not intended to suggest any restriction in terms of usage.

We encourage performers of all gender identities to explore and choose any monologue that they connect with as an individual, and not feel constrained by who it was originally written to be performed by.

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'An excellent collection of great value to students… the choices are varied and cover the full range in terms of class, race, age, sexual and gender orientation'

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Paperback,168 pages ISBN: 9781848426085Publication Date:
7 Feb 2019
Size: 198mm x 129mm£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)
Ebook,168 pages ISBN: 9781788501415Publication Date:
17 Jan 2019
£12.99 £10.39You save £2.60 (20%)

Also by Trilby James:

Contemporary Monologues for Men: Volume 2
Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Male
Contemporary Monologues for Women
Contemporary Duologues: One Man & One Woman
Contemporary Duologues: Two Men
Contemporary Duologues: Two Women
Contemporary Monologues for Women: Volume 2
Contemporary Monologues for Men
Contemporary Duologues Collection

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