More outstanding cuttings from cutting edge contemporary plays and playwrights. The monologs in this new text are highly original works not found in other published versions. All are from very recently produced plays from both established and emerging new writers. The fifty selections are for actors 10 to 24 years of age, suitable for competitive auditions, forensics, oral interpretation or acting exercises. The collection is divided equally between male and female characters, with a variety of pieces for minority actors. These monologs address the major trends and conflicts of today through revealing glimpses of society as we know it. Includes the work of forty contemporary playwrights. A must for any auditioning actor or theatre student. Featuring monologs from: Visiting by Evan Guilford-Blake, When Fat Chicks Rule the World by Karen Mueller Bryson, Devils by Linda Elsensteln, Aurora's Motive and Waving Goodbye by Jamie Pachino, Duck Blind and I Am Marguerite by Shirley Barrie, ...80 Teeth, 4 Feet and 500 Pounds by Gustavo Ott, Listen to Our Voices by Claire Braz-Valentine, Grace Notes and The Belles of the Mill by Rachel Rubin Ladutke, Fun House Mirror and Mother, Tree, Cat by Dori Appel, Too Much Punch for Judy by Mark Wheeller and many more.