Here is an unusual collection of original monologues to capture the actor's imagination, as well as the attention of the director, casting agent, and audience Male and female actors will find a wealth of serious and comic original monologues that show off their physical and vocal gifts. Monologues call upon actors to tap dance, sing, skateboard, pantomime, ice skate, jump rope, play piano, twirl batons, and much more, while speaking in a variety of dialects, including American Southern, Brooklynese, Irish, German, and others. With a focus on the actor's process, this book provides synopses, character profiles, and character objectives for the book's 30 three- to five-minute pieces and 33 one-minute monologues. The author, a veteran director, teacher, and playwright, has created a wide range of unforgettable characters in monologues ideal for auditions, scene study, or performance. Complete with a prop and costume plot, this is the resource for every high school, college, and budding professional actor hoping to share an honest and captivating performance with audition-length material.