Why Monologues Help You Become An Actor

Monologue Blogger would like to share with you some monologue acting 101 to help you become an actor.  Working on monologues can provide for you a well rounded way of harnessing material to discover your own process and way of working creatively.  Monologues cover alot of ground and are important for auditioning.

Here are 7 Reasons why monologues help you become an actor:

Reason #1You practice memorizing lines.  This at first may seem silly to list here but it is actually really  important. The more you learn lines, the more you grow accustomed to it and the easier it gets over time.  You can’t perform without learning your lines and monologues are a terrific way to help you develop those skills.

Reason #2You get to work on character.  Working on a monologue really gives you the opportunity to work on character in a multitude of ways.  Whether it’s an original monologue or a monologue from a play, you can work to develop a character.

Reason #3You have the opportunity to work with your imagination.  When working on a monologue you get to make choices and take risks, which are obvious essentials in acting but monologues help you gather up decisions and make creative choices that can be exciting.

Reason #4 You get to perform.  The more you get up in front of people to act, the better you will become.  Monologues are a necessary tool for actor’s auditions and classroom study.

Reason #5Working truthfully in imaginary circumstances.  You can explore working within circumstances invented by the writer.

Reason #6Relationship and communication building.  Another great facet when working on a monologue is building a connection between you and the other person who you are talking to, even if that other person is actually yourself as Hamlet does.

Reason #7Research.  Monologues are really wonderful when it comes to practicing your research for a role.  If you are playing a character from the Renaissance period for instance, you will certainly need to do your share of research on the society of that time.

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Joseph Arnone

Joseph Arnone is the founding editor-in-chief of Monologue Blogger. In addition to running MB, Joseph is a filmmaker/producer who has had his films premiere at Festival de Cannes - Court Metrage and Tribeca Cinema's Big Apple Film Festival. He can be reached at Joseph@monologueblogger.com