The audition monologue can be the most important choice an actor makes when attempting to win a role. Choosing the right monologue can be difficult, as the monologue must be age and gender appropriate, fit to the actor's performance strengths and help her stand out in the minds of casting directors. There are several monologues that are well-suited to being performed by girls, many of which can be found online for free.
Pre-Teen Girl Comedic Monologues
Comedic monologues are perfect for pre-teen girls to perform. The list at the Colin's Movie Monologues website has a sorting option for female-performed monologues, from which you can choose pieces from "101 Dalmatians" and "Freaky Friday," among others. The ISP Group website also has monologues for young girls, including the "Confused Teen" and "Bandana Mania" comedic pieces. The Stage Agent website allows you to search by gender, age and monologue type to find monologues like the "Coathanger Sculpture" piece from "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown."
Pre-Teen Girl Dramatic Monologues
It can be tougher to find dramatic monologues that are age appropriate for younger girls, but the online selection on several websites make it possible to find many modern and classic dramatic monologues. The Actor Point website hosts a long list of female monologues, including pieces from "My Supposed Best Friend," "How I Learned to Drive" and a wide selection of original dramatic pieces. Colin's Movie Monologues has selections from "The Princess Bride," "A Cinderella Story" and more.
Older Teen Girl Comedic Monologues
Older teenage girls, ages 15 and older, can often perform monologues that are intended for young adults, which opens up the possibilities for a comedic monologue. Monologues from "Election," "Mean Girls," "Legally Blonde" and "Never Been Kissed" are available on the Colin's Movie Monologues and are great options for a comedic monologue. More classic choices from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "As You Like It" can be found on the Shakespeare Monologues website for free.
Older Teen Girl Dramatic Monologues
There is a wide range of female dramatic monologues available online for teens and young adults, covering modern and classic film and stage shows. Monologues from "The Wizard of Oz," "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "The Sound of Music," "Cruel Intentions" and "Paper Moon" are available from Colin's Movie Monologues. The Shakespeare Monologues website has pieces from "Romeo and Juliet," "The Tempest" and "Hamlet." The Actor Point website has a wide selection of original dramatic monologues and pieces from stage shows available at no charge.
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