‘This is particularly out of character for me.’
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:
JANE BODIE • ANDREW BOVELL • KIT BROOKMAN • NICHOLAS BROWN & SAM MCCOOL • PATRICIA CORNELIUS • BRENDAN COWELL • EAMON FLACK • RICHARD FRANKLAND • MICHAEL GOW • R. JOHNS • RASHMA N. KALSIE • FINEGAN KRUCKEMEYER • SUZIE MILLER • ROSS MUELLER • LUKE MULLINS & LACHLAN PHILPOTT • KATE MULVANY & CRAIG SILVEY • TOMMY MURPHY & TIMOTHY CONIGRAVE • JOANNA MURRAY-SMITH • LACHLAN PHILPOTT • LEAH PURCELL • MELISSA REEVES • DAMIEN RYAN • MATTHEW RYAN • STEPHEN SEWELL • KATHERINE THOMSON • CHRISTOS TSIOLKAS • ALANA VALENTINE • MATTHEW WHITTET