Monologue Options for 'Lost Girl' Self-Tape Submission
Self-tape submissions for 'Lost Girl' are due no later than 8 p.m. on Monday, May 15th.
You may upload your video to an unlisted YouTube account and email the link to us or use www.wetransfer.com. All submissions should be emailed to the attention of Director: Lara Morton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Naturally, you are welcome to submit any monologue you feel comfortable with and inspired by, but if you are in need of some suggestions, check out the options listed or linked below.
Note: your monologue should be no shorter than 45 seconds and no longer than 2 minutes.
MORE MONOLOGUES WILL BE ADDED SOON:
“Alice in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll (monologue taken from book)
Background Info: Alice in Wonderland tells the story of a little girl named Alice who falls into a rabbit-hole and ends up in a magical-fantasy world populated by strange creatures and talking animals. This monologue is right at the beginning of the story. Alice is sitting on the riverbank with her sister, reading a book. All of a sudden she sees a white rabbit, wearing a coat and carrying a watch, run past her. The rabbit complains that he is late. She follows the rabbit and ends up falling down a rabbit hole...
ALICE: [Angrily] Why, how impolite of him. I asked him a civil question, and he pretended not to hear me. That's not at all nice. [Calling after him] I say, Mr. White Rabbit, where are you going? Hmmm. He won't answer me. And I do so want to know what he is late for. I wonder if I might follow him. Why not? There's no rule that I mayn't go where I please. I--I will follow him. Wait for me, Mr. White Rabbit. I'm coming, too! [Falling] How curious. I never realized that rabbit holes were so dark . . . and so long . . . and so empty. I believe I have been falling for five minutes, and I still can't see the bottom! Hmph!. . . . . After such a fall as this, I shall think nothing of tumbling downstairs. How brave they'll all think me at home. Why, I wouldn't say anything about it even if I fell off the top of the house! I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time. I must be getting somewhere near the center of the earth. I wonder if I shall fall right through the earth! How funny that would be. Oh, I think I see the bottom. Yes, I'm sure I see the bottom. I shall hit the bottom, hit it very hard.
FREAKY FRIDAY by Mary Rodgers (taken from the film script)
Background Info: Tess Coleman and her teenage daughter Anna Coleman do not get along. After an argument on a Thursday night at a Chinese restaurant they receive a fortune cookie from the restaurant owner that makes them switch bodies the next day. In this monologue Anna Coleman flips out on her teacher Mr Bates, who unjustly gave her a bad grade because her mother Tess turned him down for a school dance when they were at school and now he is taking his revenge on her daughter. Perfect monologue for girls.
ANNA COLEMAN: "Mr. Bates, may I please speak with you? By what stretch of the imagination . . . I mean, like, how could I, like, get an "F"? I mean, what mistakes did I make? That was a college-level analysis. In a matter of fact I most certainly am qualified of making that point. "As in Hamlet, 'what's done is done'"? That's "Macbeth," you know-nothing twit. Bates. Elton Bates. Griffith High School. Well, you asked me, I mean, my mom to the prom, but she turned you down. And now you're taking it out on her daughter, aren't you? Aren't you?! Oh come on, it was high school dance. I mean, you've got to let go and move on, man. And if you don't, I'm sure the school board would love to hear about your pathetic vendetta against an innocent student. Oh, and by the way Elton, she had a boyfriend, and you were weird."
Funny Girl is a musical play about the life of actress Fanny Brice, from her first forays into show business and love affair with gambler Nick Arnstein to her success and final divorce.
“FUNNY GIRL” by Stein/Merrell/Lennart
In this funny monologue, Fanny expresses her burning desire to become an actress and that soon it will be her turn to make it in show business:
FANNY: "Suppose all ya ever had for breakfast was onion rolls. Then one day, in walks (gasp) a bagel! You'd say, 'Ugh, what's that?' Until you tried it! That's my problem - I'm a bagel on a plate full of onion rolls. Nobody recognizes me! Listen, I got 36 expressions. Sweet as pie and tough as leather. And that's six expressions more than all those...Barrymores put together. Instead of just kicking me, why don't they give me a lift? Well, it must be a plot, 'cause they're scared that I got...such a gift! 'Cause I'm the greatest star, I am by far, but no one knows it. Wait - they're gonna hear a voice, a silver flute. They'll cheer each toot, hey, she's terrific!, when I expose it. Now can't you see to look at me that I'm a natural Camille, and as Camille, I just feel, I've so much to offer. Kid, I know I'd be divine because I'm a natural cougher (coughs) - some ain't got it, not a lump. I'm a great big clump of talent! Laugh, they'll bend in half. Did you ever hear the story about the travelling salesman? A thousand jokes, stick around for the jokes. A thousand faces. I reiterate. When you're gifted, then you're gifted. These are facts, I've got no axe to grind. Ay! What are ya, blind? In all of the world so far, I'm the greatest star! No autographs, please. What? You think beautiful girls are gonna stay in style forever? I should say not! Any minute now they're gonna be out! FINISHED! Then it'll be my turn!"