In Performance

Contemporary Monologues for Men and Women Late Twenties to Thirties

Series: Applause Books
Publisher: Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Format: Softcover
Author: JV Mercanti

Whether auditioning for graduate programs or professional productions, In Performance is an indispensable collection of monologues for today's aspiring young actors. Featured are dynamic monologues from contemporary stage plays of the past 15 years, as selected by a professional acting teacher, director, and casting director.

Along with covering the basics of how best to match the monologue to the actor and how to approach the rehearsal and performance of the piece, this handy guide provides a synopsis of each play, character descriptions, and a list of questions specific to each monologue that will help actors develop complex, honest, and thoughtful performances with a strong emotional connection, a clear arc, and playable actions.

$16.99 (US)
Inventory #HL 00124218
ISBN: 9781480367470
UPC: 884088964917
Width: 5.25"
Length: 7.75"
256 pages


“Breaking down monologues as part of a larger journey, encouraging analysis and exploration, even giving tips for how to handle yourself during the audition – Mercanti covers it all with the practiced hand of someone who knows what casting directors want.” – Glenn Dallas, San Francisco Book Review

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