“A memorized contemporary speech (written after 1960 and no more than two minutes in duration. Speeches are not to be chosen from film scripts)”
my standard one is from 1956 ugh i hate searching for contemporary monologues
I always liked Jill’s villain monologue from John Patrick Shanley’s THE BIG FUNK. Maybe…? I don’t know your type or what you’re looking for but that’s the first that springs to mind.
thank you, i actually haven’t read it, so i’ll check it out!!! i try not to have a type, but i get overwhelmed trying to find things, there’s so much out there and i tend to go with very british things. a villain monologue definitely sounds like my thing though!
It breaks the fourth wall and addresses the audience directly… which a lot of people hate with the white hot passion of a thousand suns. I’m utterly unoffended if you don’t dig it, but it’s a thought anyway.