Monologues for Adolescent performers has proved to be a popular resource for drama teachers encouraging students to develop character and voice. More Monologues has been added to develop the range of situations and characters.
This combination is not for the faint-hearted. The situations are real and this has proved controversial. Dating and sexuality are but two of the topics in the first series which also show adolescents at their naive best when they procrastinate or become frustrated.
The second series tackles issues that are just as real, contemporary and challenging. One piece hints at youth suicide while another has a character who could well have Aspergers.
Teachers can choose from the collections those pieces that suit their cohort and their teaching environment. There are 13 pieces in the first series and 11 in the second. A checklist is included in each collection to help with self-reflection or a collaborative assessment of a performance.
having real life situations in your repertoire of resources means you can select from something that is original and fresh. I've also included a Shakespeare Monologue in the supplementary file for those students who are looking to progress to more challenging roles.