The real-life experiences of contemporary teenagers are expressed in this collection of fifty monologs. Excellent material for speech contests, acting exercises, auditions or classroom use. Each monolog characterization is five minutes or less in length. What makes this book different is that the characters in most of the monologs are speaking to another character (the "vis-a-vis"). This brings an imaginary friend onstage with the actor to make performances "scarefree." In each, the character is experiencing or anticipating something new or frightening. Includes both humorous and serious monologs. Any young person will relate to the topics of these scripts. Sample titles: First Job, Stock Boy, Automatic Suspension, the Mall, Exchange Student, He's My Dog , Dancing Fool, The Con, The Boss's Son.