Break the Rules and Get the Part - Thirty Monologues for Women
Published by Applause Books
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Ever feel like the only hurdle between you and your dream role are the outmoded audition and, let's face it, gender norms that many casting agents adhere to?
Are you tired of stale and lifeless soliloquies that leave your mouth dry and your spirit in tatters?
Or sick of feeling hamstrung by both your material and your imagined audience?
If so, you need Break the Rules and Get the Part - Thirty Monologues for Women which will help you infiltrate, navigate, and obliterate the arbitrary guidelines that keep you tethered to dull, flaccid monologues and a disembodied stage personality
Characterized by Broadway World as " ... a complex combo of prude and seductress" author Lisa Kellerman shows she knows the ins and outs of both sides of an audition
Onstage she boasts extensive experience as an actress and dancer
Experience that led to the creation of this palpably empathetic book
Behind the table, her many gigs as an acting coach and casting director have taught her what your most important critics expect
And exactly how you should break the rules and surprise them
She brings this knowledge to bear on each original - that's right, original - monologue in Break the Rules and Get the Part
Every one-minute piece is emotionally self-contained, featuring a clear internal narrative arc, sharp turning points, and several beats to choose from, each of which can make the text your own
These comedic, serio-comedic, and dramatic monologues are also followed by what Kellerman terms Helpful Direction - a list of key points that highlight character objectives and intents, several ideas on which emotions you should hit
And how and where to hit them
She also includes multiple comedic and dramatic suggestions that heighten your individuality and personal essence within a piece
Break the Rules and Get the Part is the sort of book a showbiz vet at the top of her artistic game wishes she had when she first entered the field
So don't fret about getting your foot in the door
Kick it down, stride in, and make your wildest dreams a reality
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