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David Shepherd from shepherdsville, KY is reading Idoru by William Gibbson April 3, 2012 - 1:08pm

I'm asking for ideas on monologues I could read for an upcoming audition at actors theatre here in louisville this month. It doesn't matter what it's from, film, literature, whatever. I just need one that would match an 18 year old.

Look through my facebook photos to match them to my looks if you do so desire.


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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. April 3, 2012 - 2:21pm

Man of la mancha

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin April 3, 2012 - 10:24pm
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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 3, 2012 - 10:44pm

Samatha Black Crow's monologue from American Gods, by Neil Gaiman

"I can believe things that are true and I can believe things that aren't true and I can believe things where nobody knows if they're true or not. I can believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny and Marilyn Monroe and the Beatles and Elvis and Mister Ed. Listen--I believe that people are perfectible, that knowledge is infinite, that the world is run by secret banking cartels and is visited by aliens on a regular basis, nice ones that look like wrinkledy lemurs and bad ones who mutilate cattle and want our water and our women. I believe that the future sucks and I believe that the future rocks and I believe that one day White Buffalo Woman is going to come back and kick everyone's butt. I believe that all men are just overgrown boys with deep problems communicating and that the decline in true love in America is coincident with the decline in drive-in movie theaters from state to state. I believe that all politicians are unprincipled crooks and I still believe that they are better than the alternative. I believe that California is going to sink into the sea when the big one comes, while Florida is going to dissolve into madness and alligators and toxic waste. I believe that antibacterial soap is destroying our resistance to dirt and disease so that one day we'll all be wiped out by the common cold like the Martians in War of the Worlds. I believe that the greatest poets of the last century were Edith Sitwell and Don Marquis, that jade is dried dragon blood, and that thousands of years ago in a former life I was a one-armed Siberian shaman. I believe that mankind's destiny lies in the stars. I believe that candy really really did taste better when I was a kid, that it's aerodynamically impossible for a bumblebee to fly, that light is a wave and a particle,that there's a cat in a box somewhere who's alive and dead at the same time (although if they don't ever open the box to feed it it'll eventually just be two different kinds of dead), and that there are stars in the universe billions of years older than the universe itself. I believe in a personal god who cares about me and worries and oversees everything I do. I believe in an impersonal god who set the universe in motion and went off to hang with her girlfriends and doesn't even know that I'm alive. I believe in an empty and godless universe of causal chaos, background noise, and sheer blind luck. I believe that anyone who says there is no love just hasn't met the right person. I believe that anyone who claims to know what's going on will lie about the little things too. I believe in absolute honesty and sensible social lies. I believe in a woman's right to choose, a baby's right to live, that while all human life is sacred there's nothing wrong with the death penalty if you can trust the legal system implicitly, and that no one but a moron would ever trust the legal system. I believe that life is a game, that life is a cruel joke, and that life is what happens when you're alive and that you might as well lie back and enjoy it."

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts April 3, 2012 - 11:32pm

Monologue for a disengenuous youth?

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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like April 4, 2012 - 8:15am

(Not so original, but) something by Tom from Tennessee Williams' Glass Menagerie.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks April 4, 2012 - 10:14am

How long does it need to be? There's the American Beauty monologue, but it's short.


Try American Rhetoric. They have a shit ton of movie monologues. http://www.americanrhetoric.com/moviespeeches.htm

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David Shepherd from shepherdsville, KY is reading Idoru by William Gibbson April 4, 2012 - 11:08am

It's a one minute monologue and thanks all :)

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misskokamon from San Francisco is reading The Moonlit Mind April 6, 2012 - 1:23am

I had to do the same when I was in school for animation. To this day, I wish I could have done this:

If you look past the fact that I am a huge nerd, it's such a wonderful monologue.
I don't know if it would match an 18 year old, though. But the Doctor certainly has the energy of an 18 year old!

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Limbless K9 from Oregon is reading Wraeththu April 6, 2012 - 3:04am


Quid's monologue. He's the one playing the piano.

Or Cookie's monologue.


Or try this one.