3 Tips for Choosing the Right Monologue for a Theater Audition

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So you’ve booked an audition for an upcoming stage production. Congratulations! Do you know what kind of material you should have prepared? Do you have a monologue up your sleeve, or were you given sides to audition with? Stage director, teacher, casting director, and Backstage Expert JV Mercanti has tips on how to choose the right material to audition with. “Don’t let them use their imagination,” he says.

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