Book Review – Audition Speeches For Black, South Asian And Middle Eastern Actors – Monologues For Women
Audition Speeches For Black, South Asian And Middle Eastern Actors – Monologues For Women edited by Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway
Published by Bloomsbury
From the publishers:
Audition Speeches For Black, South Asian And Middle Eastern Actors – Monologues For Women aims to provide new and exciting audition and showcase material for actresses of black, African American, South Asian And Middle Eastern heritage. Featuring the work of international contemporary playwrights who have written powerful and diverse roles for a range of actors, the collection is edited by Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway.
Categorised by age-range, the monologues are collected into groups of characters playable by actresses in their teens, twenties, thirties and forties+, and include work by over 25 top-class dramatists including Sudha Bhuchar, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Marcus Gardley, Mona Mansour and Naomi Wallace.
Audition Speeches For Black, South Asian And Middle Eastern Actors – Monologues For Women is to go-to resource for contemporary monologues and speeches for auditions. Ideal for aspiring and professional actresses, it allows performers to enhance their particular strengths and prepare for roles featuring characters of specific ethnic backgrounds.
Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway is the founder/managing director of Artistic Directors of the Future, editor of the first monologue anthology for black actors published in the UK, The Oberon Book of Monologues for Black Actors and former manager of the Royal National Theatre: Black Play Archive. She has also worked nationally and internationally as a theatre director, producer, facilitator and audience development consultant.
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