Northern Thailand's First English-language theater company
the 2020/ 2021 season will be announced soon!
Now that we’re all stuck inside, what better time than now to create some art that can be seen around the world? Want to participate? Read carefully and follow below!
The first Social Distancing Monologue Competition Tape your monologue before submitting. Do not send demo reels, etc. You will receive confirmation once we receive your monologue video. How it works: Choose from our list of monologues or write your own 1-2 minute dramatic monologue. We only want to see monologues from the list we provided or an original monologue written by you. Our list of monologues can be found on our Facebook page 4/14/2020. If you have trouble finding the list of monologues please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you the list. Record your monologue. No holding on to your script while you present! Upload to the social media platform of your choice and send a link to email@example.com Follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheGateTheater/
TAPE INSTRUCTIONS Self-tape style (medium close up) Please light and shoot in good quality. Phones are fine. Please shoot LANDSCAPE (horizontally) hold your phone sideways. Include slate at the end stating your name, location and the date. Deadline is Thursday, April 30th @ 12:00 pm EST. Two Categories: Best Contemporary & Best Original Monologue Videos will be viewed by our panel of judges on May 1-3 & winners announced on May 4th. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners will receive season tickets to The Gate Theater’s 2020/2021 season and will be featured on our website and Facebook page.
What IS A Monologue?
Most actors would define a monologue as a dramatic speech. But the actual definition is more specific than that... For your purposes, a monologue is a scene where only one character speaks. The other character listens. And here's the catch... you're going to imagine that other character standing in front of you. Why is the definition so important? Because as an actor, you must always be pursuing an objective. You must remain active.
A Good Monologue
A well-written monologue makes them remember you. Good audition monologues will:
Be less than two minutes. Two minutes is more than enough to show your stuff. In fact, the auditors have already made their decision after 30 seconds, maybe even less.
Have a clear objective. You can't just stand there and talk. You have to be actively talking to someone you've imagined, and you must be trying to get something from them.
Have a distinct beginning, middle, and end. A beginning: A strong first sentence to capture attention. A middle: Lots of juicy content. An end: A strong finish. When your monologue has structure, the auditors are more likely to remember you.
Contain conflict. Drama cannot exist without conflict. Who wants to see a play about everyone getting along? Boring...