Monologues for Kids and Tweens II
100 New Comedy and Drama Monologues for Young Actors (The Young Actor Series)
by Mike Kimmel
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Pub Date 21 Apr 2021 | Archive Date 10 Dec 2021
Ben Rose Creative Arts, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
Tired of seeing mean-spirited, snarky performance material for young kids? Looking for material with an optimistic, positive spin?
Full voting member of the National Television Academy and Tonight Show sketch comedy performer Mike Kimmel has been writing, acting, and producing for decades. Now he shares a curated collection of 100 of the best comedy and drama monologues.
Monologues for Kids and Tweens II is a collection of 100 new comedy and drama pieces for our youngest performers. It is the 7th installment in The Young Actor Series. The scripts are easily relatable to children’s real-life roles as daughters, sons, siblings, students, and young athletes. Each piece is clean, gender-neutral, and may be performed by both male and female actors. The monologues run one to two minutes in length, with no props or costumes required. All scripts are clean, family-friendly, and include positive messages, life lessons, and ethical questions for young people—and all people—written between the lines. This material (and the subtext) can help parents and teachers encourage positive attitudes and behaviors in our young performers, their classmates and audiences. Appropriate for film, television, theater, speech and forensics competitions, and drama school auditions.
If you're searching for fresh, realistic material that engages and challenges the intellect of our youngest actors— and never talks down to them—then pick up a copy of Monologues for Kids and Tweens II today. Ace your next audition tomorrow!
A Note From the Publisher
Foreword by Ben McCain
Foreword by Ben McCain
"From ‘the Secret of Their Success,’ which addresses parental relationships from a child's viewpoint, to ‘I'm Tough On Myself,’ which reveals the feelings of a young perfectionist, each monologue goes beyond dramatic teaching to provide insights into the emotions and social issues affecting young people in a variety of settings, from home to school and interpersonal relationships.
With pieces moving from history to self-control experiments, reflections on talking without thinking, and discussions of adult jobs and their meaning and impact, these monologues go beyond illustrating acting devices alone. They get youngsters thinking about bigger issues in life and provide broader perceptions of emotional maturity."
—Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer at Midwest Book Review
“Monologues for Kids and Tweens II is spot-on! Where were books like this when I was that age? This gives a young person looking to audition for a school play or local theatre the material to prepare!”
—Chuck Disney, Feature Film Producer, Film Resource Coordinator, Arizona Film Office, Buckeye, Arizona