Which text to choose for an audition ? 3/7: Contemporary women's text

You are going to audition for a school, a casting or an internship ? But you don't know which text to choose ? We are here to help you !

You will regularly find four categories of texts that you will be asked to audition for the theatre, namely 

  • Classical texts 
  • Contemporary texts 
  • Monologues 
  • The free courses 

Today we are going to focus on contemporary texts for women. 

You will find here proposals of classical texts for men and women

We speak of contemporary texts for texts written since the XXth century. 

You will find below a list of dialogues for women in the main role with a female line

Le Malentendu (Albert Camus, Act I, scene 1): The Mother and Martha
Incendies (Wajdi Mouawad, Table 5): Nawal and Wahab
Antigone (Anouilh, Act I, scene 1): Antigone and the Nurse 
Coffee and Cigarettes (Jim Jarmush): Cate and Shelly
Un long dimanche de fiançailles : Marion Cotillard and Audrey Tautou 
Fleabag : Flea and her sister (scene of the stolen sweater) 
Huis Clos by Sartre : passages with two or three people 

And here mixed scenes for a woman in the main role with a male line :

Incendies by Wajdi Mouawad: Jeanne and Simon, p.73
Antigone by Jean Anouilh (scene XI): Antigone and Creon 
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams: Blanche and Stanley
Huis Clos by Sartre : passages for two or three 
Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind by Michel Gondry : the text on the childhood doll 

Start by reading the play or watching the entire film to fully grasp the issues.

Preferably choose texts that speak to you personally and that are close to your age. 

Have an outside perspective ? 

Before you start, consider practicing in public ! A sharp eye will help guide you in your staging and interpretation. 

At Apolline, you can ask our teachers for advice in our acting classes dedicated to interpretation!