I had a blast at The Simple Thing Monday party
hosted by Christina. I want to thank everyone for
coming over and leaving all these wonderful comments.
I had a whole another post in my mind. I got inspired
by my recent work of finding new monologues.
As some of you know, I now teach acting privately.
I have been searching for new monologues to use for
It has been fun. I get monologues from everywhere:
film, tv, books, poems. The more obscure, the better.
I found a slew of great monologues from the Georgia
O' Keefe movie starring Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons.
And today, I went back to a monologue I had thought
of before and decided to add it my list.
Ain't I Woman
speech from Sojourner Truth.
The best advice about monologues I can give is
make sure it resonates with who you are. And
it should start off strong and be in the active
voice. Especially when auditioning, you have only
a minute or two to wow them. I say come in strong
and end it with them wanting more.
I went on Youtube and found Alfre Woodward, Kerry
Washington, Alice Walker and Cicely Tyson all
doing the speech.
I enjoyed them all. I wanted to share Cicely