‘One eye closed, the other locked on my target.’
Monologues are a crucial element of theatre, for actors and students alike. From high school study to professional auditions and performances, the monologue exposes the heart of a play and the capacities of the performer.
The monologue should be relevant to the performer, and a revelation to the audience. This new collection brings together 30 monologues from contemporary Australian plays. These voices—from ages 14 to 84, from the 1880s to the near future—showcase the best of our national writing for the stage.
Featuring monologues written by:
DONNA ABELA • JADA ALBERTS • ANGELA BETZIEN • ANDREW BOVELL • MELISSA BUBNIC • MARY ANNE BUTLER • JUSTINE CAMPBELL & SARAH HAMILTON • STEPHEN CARLETON • KATHERINE THOMSON, ANGELA CHAPLIN & KAVISHA MAZZELLA • ELIZABETH COLEMAN • PATRICIA CORNELIUS • WESLEY ENOCH • JANE MONTGOMERY GRIFFITHS • RASHMA N. KALSIE • DANIEL KEENE • FINEGAN KRUCKEMEYER • SUZIE MILLER • KATE MULVANY & CRAIG SILVEY • TERENCE O’CONNELL • DEBRA OSWALD • LACHLAN PHILPOTT • LEAH PURCELL • CAROLINE REID • DAMIEN RYAN • SAMAH SABAWI • STEPHEN SEWELL • NINNA TERSMAN • ALANA VALENTINE