How to Choose the Best Audition Monologues

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Monologues aren’t all that common a requirement for auditions these days, but high school students still need them to obtain entrance to college programs. And you never know when a casting director or an agent might want to see you share your range with two contrasting monologues, so you should always be prepared for that possibility. But how to choose what to perform? We asked Backstage Expert and acting coach Matt Newton about what makes for a good audition monologue.

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Matt Newton
Matt Newton is one of the most sought-after on-camera acting coaches in New York City. His clients include Tony winners, Emmy award winners, Golden Globe nominees, and well-known actors from film and TV.
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