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Auditions season is now well underway – and whether you or someone you know is applying for drama school, university, the National Youth Theatre or elsewhere, we've got loads of invaluable monologue collections and supportive how-to guides to help make the process that little bit easier.  

We've also got news of an exciting event with Michael Bryher, NYT Associate Artist and editor of National Youth Theatre Monologues, at Surviving Actors on Saturday 9 February. Tickets are now on sale, so be sure to book your place!
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'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 newest additions to our hugely popular Good Audition Guides series, Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Female and Contemporary Monologues for Teenagers: Male, each feature forty audition speeches, all written since the year 2000, by some of the most exciting and acclaimed writers working today – including Annie Baker, Jez Butterworth, Ella Hickson, Arinzé Kene, Lynn Nottage, Jack Thorne, Enda Walsh and Tom Wells.

Each speech is introduced 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. The books also feature a step-by-step guide to the process of selecting and preparing your speech, and approaching the audition itself.

Other collections in the series include Shakespeare Monologues, Classical Monologues, Contemporary Monologues for all ages and Contemporary Duologues – so whatever your requirements, the Good Audition Guides will help you find the piece that's right for you.
Browse the Good Audition Guides
The Excellent Audition Guide
Andy Johnson

An engaging, upbeat and reassuring guide for any student thinking of applying to drama school, this book takes you through every step of the process – from initial research, through choosing and working on speeches, to how to tackle the auditions themselves.

'Brilliant... it's like being led through the process by a trusted and knowledgeable friend'
The Stage
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So You Want To Go To
Drama School?

Helen Freeman

 
A complete guide to getting into drama school, written by a teacher and audition panellist with a lifetime’s experience of the audition process. Packed with sound advice and essential information on research and applying, the auditions process, how to secure funding and more.
 
'Provides precisely the information and advice aspirant actors need' The Stage
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National Youth Theatre Monologues
Michael Bryher (ed.)

 
A collection of seventy-five audition speeches, all chosen from plays produced by world-class youth theatre company NYT. Each monologue comes with useful supporting material to help actors perform it to its maximum effect

'A must-have for any department and an essential purchase for students undertaking any audition' Teaching Drama
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The Monologue Audition
Karen Kholaas
 
An intensely practical guide to picking, preparing and performing audition monologues, utilising both acting and directing techniques.
 
'Turns the process on its head, creating an opportunity to investigate and improve one's understanding of script analysis, staging, and self-promotion. What a good idea' David Mamet, from his Foreword
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In this insightful and useful seminar, you'll learn how to find and prepare the perfect monologue – one that suits you, showcases your talent and gives you the very best chance of nailing the audition. Plus, find out tips and advice on how to perform your audition piece to its maximum effect. 

Led by Michael Bryher – director, theatre-maker, Associate Artist of the National Youth Theatre and editor of National Youth Theatre Monologues.

WHEN: Saturday 9 February, 2pm

WHERE: Surviving Actors, Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, 22 Portman Square, London, W1H 7BG


TICKETS: £7 - book online here
See more about the event
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