2 Plays + 2 Genres to Avoid When Choosing a Monologue

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According to stage director, teacher, casting director, and Backstage Expert JV Mercanti, the most important thing to consider when choosing a monologue for your next audition is to “find a piece that you love.” But that doesn’t mean you shouldn't set other parameters for yourself. Below, he breaks down two genres and two plays that are best when avoided.

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JV Mercanti
JV Mercanti most recently directed the critically acclaimed premiere of Songbird at 59E59 Theaters. He is currently the head of acting for the musical theater program at Pace School of Performing Arts. He served as the casting and associate director on the recent Broadway revival of “Romeo and Juliet” with Orlando Bloom. He also cast the Kevin Kline-starring revival of “Cyrano de Bergerac” with Jennifer Garner.