Which text to choose for an audition? 6/7: Male monologue


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 male monologues. 

You will find here proposals for female monologues as well as classical texts for men and women and a selection of contemporary texts for women and men

Here is a list of monologues for men in the lead role, but nothing prevents you from taking on a female text! :

  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett 
  • In the Solitude of the Cotton Fields by Bernard-Marie Koltès 
  • Quai Ouest by Bernard-Marie Koltès 
  • Quests by José Pliya 
  • Richard III by Shakespeare 
  • Littoral by Wajdi Mouawad 

Start by reading the play or watching the film in its entirety to fully understand the issues.

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

Have an outside view? 

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!