An exciting and wide-ranging collection of audition speeches, all chosen from plays produced by the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, spanning more than sixty years as the world’s leading company for young performers.
Featuring seventy-five monologues by acclaimed writers such as Dennis Kelly, Carol Ann Duffy, Jack Thorne, Brian Friel, James Graham, Zawe Ashton, Moira Buffini, James Fritz, Rebecca Lenkiewicz, Gbolahan Obisesan, Sarah Solemani, Evan Placey and Jack Thorne, the book offers rich and diverse roles ranging from teens to adults.
Each audition speech also comes with invaluable supporting material – compiled by NYT Associate Artist Michael Bryher – to help you perform the piece to its maximum effect, including: A detailed description of the play the speech is originally from; contextual information such as what’s just happened in the play, where the monologue takes place, who the character is talking to and what their motivations are; things to think about when performing the speech; a suggested performer age range.
The book also provides extensive advice on choosing a speech, working on it and preparing for auditions, plus tips and first-hand insights into the monologues from current NYT members and alumni who’ve performed them.
An ideal resource for actors auditioning for drama school, the NYT or elsewhere, as well as those preparing for showcases or competitions, National Youth Theatre Monologues offers a wide and diverse range of roles, themes and styles – meaning you’ll be able to find the speech that’s just right for you.