Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesTheater & Acting · 9 years ago

What are some good contemporary monologues for an African American Male Actor in his late 20s?

I am an actor auditioning for a play in two weeks and I am having the worst time finding a monologue. I am preferably looking for a monologue from a published play for a Black male in his mid twenties to early thirties. I am also looking for a monologue that shows some of the same characteristics for the character I am auditioning for. The character I am auditioning for is artistic, gentle, playful, kind, loves deeply and is confident, but has a hard time defending himself. Can anyone with some expertise help me?

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  • 9 years ago
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    I'd suggest you read plays by either August Wilson or Athol Fugard. Both men wrote lots of plays that would be perfect for audition pieces.

    Don't do a monologue from a movie for a play audition it reeks of amateur status.

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  • 3 years ago

    African American Male Actor

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  • 9 years ago

    I don't know how long the monologue has to be, but you can probably get a good one out of almost any movie that Forrest Whitaker has done. He gets typecast as a gentle, somewhat introverted character (or so it seems),

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    I always like Digger Jone's monologue from "Glory" as done by Morgan Freeman.

    Of course all of his Shawshank monologues were great also.

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