The monologues in this theatre text are highly original works not found in other published versions. All are from recently produced plays from both established and emerging new writers. The 50 selections are for actors 10 to 24 years of age, suitable for competitive auditions, forensics, oral interpretation, or acting exercises. The monologue collection is divided equally between male and female characters, with a variety of pieces for minority actors. Through the work of 40 contemporary playwrights, these monologues address the major trends and conflicts of society as we know it. A must for any auditioning actor or theatre student.