Item description for Two-Minute Monologs: Original Audition Scenes for Professional Actors by Glenn Alterman & Theodore O. Zapel...
Overview These 48 character monologs provide material for actors who are anxious to showcase their range of emotive acting. Characters from many walks of life are featured. These challenging roles for men and women range from gritty, real-life drama to comedy and may be used for auditions, contests, and acting practice.
Publishers Description The search for professional audition-length material never ends. Now, a new collection of character monologs from an established New York City playwright known for his uniquely original dramatic work. A winning stage audition depends on the material used as well as the actor's talent. The wide variety of characterizations in this book offers many choices for male and female actors seeking challenging new roles. They range from gritty, real-life drama to comedy. Over forty monologs for auditions, contests and acting practice. Many of these monologs contain strong language and adult situations which might be objectionable to some. Sample monologs include: Frank--a wannabe, Nate--a gay man, Don--a con artist, Cyndi--an alcoholic, Ginny--an angry wife, Sue--a college student.
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Glenn Alterman is the author of twenty-nine theater related books (including ten books of original monologues), a screen writer, an actor, and a highly respected monologue/audition acting coach.
His books include: Writing The Ten Minute Play, Two Minutes and Under (Original Monologues for Actors, (Volumes 1, 2, and 3), Street Talk (Original Character Monologues for Actors), Uptown (More Original Monologues For Actors), Glenn Alterman’s Secrets To Successful Cold Readings, Sixty Seconds To Shine—101 One Minute Monologues, An Actor’s Guide- Making It In New York (and a completely revised Second Edition), The Perfect Audition Monologue, Creating Your Own Monologue (and a completely revised Second Edition), Promoting Your Acting Career, (and the Second Edition, A Step-By-Step Guide To Opening The Right Doors), The Job Book: One Hundred Acting Jobs for Actors, The Job Book 2: One Hundred Day Jobs for Actors, What to Give Your Agent for Christmas, and Two Minute Monologues.
Mr. Alterman is listed in the Guinness Book of Records and at Recordsetter.com for having written “The Most Original Published Monologues For Actors”.
He is the recipient of the first Julio T. Nunez Artist’s Grant, The Arts and Letters Award in Drama, The Bloomington Playwrights Award and has won over 60 other playwriting awards. His play The Pain in the Poetry was published in 2009 The Best Ten-Minute Plays For 2 or More Actors (Smith and Kraus). After was published in The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2011 (Smith and Kraus). Second Tiers, is in The Best 10-Minute Plays of 2012. Mr. Alterman’s work has been performed at Primary Stages, Ensemble Studio Theater (EST), Circle in the Square Downtown, HERE, LaMaMa, at the Duplex, Playwrights Horizons, on Theater Row in New York, as well as at many theaters in the U.S. and Europe.
On the Web, he can be reached at www.glennalterman.com.
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It's In This Book! Jun 27, 2005
After reading through dozens of monologue books I found Glenn Alterman's Two Minute Monologs. Believe me, it has more GREAT monologues than any other book out there! I found 11 monologues that I've started using with great results. This guy is a genuis. He really knows how to write material for actors. Do yourself a favor, get this book. I usually don't go this crazy over a book, but this one is really special.
Not Bad Aug 16, 2001
This book really helped me with all of my auditions.There is a wide variety of skits to choose from.Whether you want the audience to laugh or be moved, this book has the scenes to make that happen.
The BEST of the AUDITION MONOLOGUE BOOKS! Mar 26, 2000
I'd given up on finding ORIGINAL, EXCITING, audition monologues. Glenn Alterman's new book unquestionably has the BEST audition monologues. I'm a big fan of his work. I think all actors should get this book!