Our Scenes & Monologues guide will assist you in finding great resources for your upcoming audition. If you need more help, our librarians welcome any questions you may have regarding your search.
Our Online Catalogue
A great way to start your search is by accessing our online catalogue. To locate resources on scenes and monologues, try the below suggested subject headings (on the Library Home page, click the Library catalog link, choose Subject from the drop-down menu and type the suggested subject heading):
- solo performance
To expand your results, use the above subject heading as a Keyword on the Advanced Search page. Just follow the procedure above but exchange ‘Subject’ with ‘Keyword’. Also try searching on the keyword phrase ‘contains monologue material.’ Your search results will be more extensive and inclusive; however, you may find some items in this type of search not directly related to your topic. You may also limit your searches to the type of monolog or scene you want by using more search terms, selecting radio buttons, and/or including a date of publication.
How to Find a Monologue – Savanna Harvey’s 2015 interview with a Theatre Alberta librarian
In the Fall of 2015, Savanna Harvey came into our library and interviewed one of our librarians, Rebecca Barrington. The interview is an excellent tutorial on how to find scenes, monologues, and audition resources in our library.
Theatre Alberta’s “Monologues” Webpage – What makes a good monologue and how to prepare for an audition
Whether you are auditioning for a school play, a post-secondary program, or a professional theatre production, every actor at one time or another must master the art of performing monologues. This page provides you with a few helpful hints to illuminate the creative process of monologue exploration, rehearsal, and performance…