Monologues for Teens II by Mike Kimmel
Teenage drama student tired of playing middle-aged grownups? Find stage pieces tailored to the real-world in this amazing new collection.
Monologues for Teens II is the latest installment in The Young Actor Series and the long-awaited follow-up to the award-winning Monologues for Teens. Full voting member of the National Television Academy and longtime NBC Tonight Show sketch comedy performer Mike Kimmel has been writing, acting, producing, and teaching for decades. Now he’s here to share a curated collection of the best comedy and drama monologues for 2020. This is a collection with depth, heart, and pathos to challenge young actors and bring out their very best performances. These are monologues they've never heard before – and monologues they'll remember you by!
No props. No costumes. No entrances. No exits. No fluff.
No bad language. No snarky, mean-spirited scenarios. No talking down to you – or your audience.
Gender-neutral monologues that can be performed equally well by all actors.
If you're searching for fresh, emotionally rich performance material with a positive, optimistic viewpoint presenting ethical questions for our youth – then order this clear and definitive new resource – Monologues for Teens II – today. Nail your next audition tomorrow.
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Mike Kimmel is a film, television, stage, and commercial actor and acting coach. He is a twenty-plus year member of SAG-AFTRA with extensive experience in both the New York and Los Angeles markets. He has worked with directors Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Townsend, Craig Shapiro, and Christopher Cain among many others. TV credits include Game of Silence, Zoo, Treme, In Plain Sight, Cold Case, Breakout Kings, Memphis Beat, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He was a regular sketch comedy player on The Tonight Show, performing live on stage and in pre-taped segments with Jay Leno for eleven years.
Mike has appeared in dozens of theatrical plays on both coasts, including Radio City Music Hall, Equity Library Theater, Stella Adler Theater, and Theater at the Improv. He trained with Michael Shurtleff, William Hickey, Ralph Marrero, Gloria Maddox, Harold Sylvester, Wendy Davis, Amy Hunter, Bob Collier, and Stuart Robinson. He has a B.A. from Brandeis University and an M.A. from California State University.
As an educator, he has taught at Upper Iowa University, University of New Orleans, University of Phoenix, and in the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Burbank, California public school districts. He is a two-time past president of New Orleans Toastmasters, the public speaking organization, and often serves as a speech contest judge. Mike has written and collaborated on numerous scripts for stage and screen. His full-length historical drama on Presidents Lincoln and Garfield was a semi-finalist in the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. He is the 2014 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from Upper Iowa University. Mike is a full voting member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the Emmys).