10 Playwrights Actors Should Audition With

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When asked about his favorite monologues for actors to audition with, stage director, teacher, casting director, and Backstage Expert JV Mercanti instead offered 10 playwrights that should be on every actors radar for good material. “I’m not going to tell you specific monologues, but I will tell you some writers that I’m attracted to because I think they write really good material for actors.” See who he had to say below!

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Benjamin Lindsay
Benjamin Lindsay is a senior editor at Backstage, where if you’re reading it in our weekly magazine, he’s written or edited it first. He’s also producer and host of our inaugural on-camera interview series, Backstage Live, taking informative deep-dives with actors across mediums to discuss their craft, their work, and their advice for others getting started in the field.
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