Ultimate Audition Book for Teens Volume XII: 111 One-Minute Monologues - Just Comedy!

Ultimate Audition Book for Teens Volume XII: 111 One-Minute Monologues - Just Comedy!

by Kristen Dabrowski
     
 

Tired of all the drama? The tragic over-acting?
It's time for some comedy!
Everyday life is a minefield of comedy: forgetting to put on deodorant; exercising; dealing with friends, family, and people who are unusually cute. All of these things can lead to embarrassment, freaking out, and mistaken identity, making anyone laugh who witnesses them. Inside this book…  See more details below

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Tired of all the drama? The tragic over-acting?
It's time for some comedy!
Everyday life is a minefield of comedy: forgetting to put on deodorant; exercising; dealing with friends, family, and people who are unusually cute. All of these things can lead to embarrassment, freaking out, and mistaken identity, making anyone laugh who witnesses them. Inside this book, you'll find 111 characters and 111 situations. One is sure to suit you! If you like to tell stories to your friends, create characters, and act outrageous, this is the book for you. Perfect for auditions and classes!

Editorial Reviews

Stage Directions - Off The Shelf
A compact volume with a very long title is The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens Volume XII: 111 One-Minute Monologues - Just Comedy! by Kristen Dabrowski. It's designed for auditions, class or practice, focusing exclusively on the comic - from smiles to outright belly laughs. Young people should enjoy working with this collection.
School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up- While some of these selections are laugh-out-loud funny, others are pathetic or make little sense, and many are so short that there isn't the rise and crest necessary to be useful for character work. The monologues are too brief for competitions, and they are not challenging enough even for a classroom setting with beginners. Dabrowski does use subject matter that is important and interesting to teens, including their appearance and their worries. The book is organized logically with half of the monologues for females and the other half for males. The author captures the teen voice, but because she doesn't vary it, everything ends up sounding the same. Peg Kehret's Tell It Like It Is (Meriwether, 2007) has more positive aspects.-Terrilyn Fleming, Colby Public Schools, KS

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575255804
Publisher:
Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2008
Series:
The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

KRISTEN DABROWSKI is an actress, writer, acting teacher, and director residing in New York City. She has performed all across the United States and United Kingdom. Her other books, published by Smith and Kraus, include 111 Monologues for Middle School Actors Volume 1, The Ultimate Audition Book for Teens 3, the Teens Speak series, the 10+ play series, My First Monologue Book, The Ultimate Audition Books for Teens 11: By Type, and 20 Ten-Minute Plays for Teens Volume 1.

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