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[Sep. 21st, 2006|11:34 am]
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Hooollllly hell...you know what I hate? Monologues.

I don't hate performing them, or even learning them. What I hate is finding them. I must read through hundreds of the damn things everytime I have an audition coming up, and I can never get  through one without thinking, "Now that has got to be the single queerest thing I've ever heard. There is no way I am saying that outloud." I also hate trying to decide what's "appropriate." No, this one's too serious, this one is too goofy, this one has foul language which doesn't bother me, but... And what's the deal with Christopher Durang. Yes, yes influential playwright yada yada. But is he for real? Or are these little paragraphs people awkwardly pluck out of his works supposed to be as dark comedy/tongue-in-cheek as I imagine them to be?
You know what I like? Some solid Neil Simon. You can always count on old Neil to write you a light-hearted comedic gem. Unfortuately, he's not as prevalent on the internet (legal matters, I'm sure), and what is on the internet is wildly overdone. I should know, I've done it about a million times myself.

I need an assistant. Or a book titled "Monologues That Won't Make You Feel Awkward: The Works of Neil Simon and a Couple Other People."


[User Picture]From: intoxipolitan
2006-09-22 09:27 am (UTC)
You know? I hate monologues too. There are too many goddamned monologues. You'd have to go through every monologue ever and make special files of sad ones, funny ones, whatever, just to be prepared for this "find a good monologue" crap. But, I haven't been to school in a while. So I don't currently have that problem. But I'm thinking I should start reading them now, just in case I ever need one for some reason.
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[User Picture]From: broadwaychicky
2006-09-22 07:53 pm (UTC)
I especially hate the ones that people who don't write plays write. The ones that are like, "I'm too goddamned lazy to write a whole play. I just want to write a random paragraph about a woman who was abused as a child and put it on the internet."
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