Douglas Hall has taught at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Elon University and Pace University.
After the class, prepare a 1 – 3 minute monologue. The character should be age-appropriate and should be a good representation of the type of roles you play. It does not necessarily have to be from a published play, it is fine to use film and TV scripts, too. Often you can create a monologue out of a two-person scene by simply cutting the other person’s lines (You can make small adjustments in order to keep the sense of the scene clear.). Feel free to be creative. The best monologues for an audition are active and have a beginning, middle and end. “Story” monologues can work, but they are tricky: you have to be really clear why you are telling the story, and not get overwhelmed by the story itself. There are a lot of online resources for material including dailyscript.com, simplyscripts.com and scribd.com.