Excerpt from “Ryan – Adult (Dramatic)”

Monologues for the Serious Actor by Bob Berry

Excerpt from “Ryan – Adult (Dramatic)”:

Scars of War

Nam? You want to know about Nam? Why? (Pauses.) Writing a book? Okay.
What do you want to know? (Pauses.) Well, I went in the service when I was
nineteen. Basic training was a blast. Built up the physique and caught the eyes
of girls … lots of girls during that period. Couldn’t get enough of them. I was
on top of the world back then. Felt much better about myself than I did when I
was growing up. Dad always had a drink in his hand, and my mother was mild
and meek. Wonderful mother, but soft. You know what I mean. Oh, well, that’s
water under the bridge.

Excerpt from “Reverend Stover – Adult (Comedic)”

Monologues for the Serious Actor by Bob Berry

Excerpt from “Reverend Stover – Adult (Comedic)”:

Everyone Out of the Pool!

I come before you with a heavy heart. One of our flock has encountered human
situations which have rendered him powerless against the law. We know this
man as one of our own who has committed, what some will say, is an unforgivable
act. Now, I do not stand in front of you as judge and jury. It will be God’s
place to judge this man, and we can only pray for his redemption. All men have
sinned at one time or another.

Excerpt from “Jack – Twenties to Thirties (Comedic)”

Monologues for the Serious Actor by Bob Berry

Excerpt from “Jack – Twenties to Thirties (Comedic)”:

A True Ladies’ Man

Know what a true ladies’ man looks like? I do. Every time I look into a mirror.
I’m not bragging, but I do have what all the women want … what they desire.

I bet you want me to tell you. (Pauses.) Beg me.

Oh. Anticipation, huh? Some women right now are squirming in their
seats and breaking into a warm sweat. And men? You’re not immune. Sorry,
guys. Take it from Jack. I know what women want, and you don’t.

Excerpt from “Introduction”

Monologues for the Serious Actor by Bob Berry

Excerpt from “Introduction”:

Acting is the art of creating the illusion of reality effectively.
This book contains a kaleidoscope of monologues—comedic
and dramatic—for an array of characters, which will challenge
actors of all ages. It may be used for stage and film auditions as
well as in workshops.

Positive Quotes from Readers

Monologues for the Serious Actor by Bob Berry

Positive Quotes from Readers:

“Powerful, often funny, and always active. Perfect material for a memorable audition.”
Luke Renn, actor

“The mixture of dramatic and comedic pieces and the variety of characters not only provide an appropriate piece for practically any type of audition, but are also very useful in workshops or training sessions as a teaching and learning tool.”
Jonathan Evans, actor

“Funny, touching, thought-provoking, and sometimes dark, these monologues provide many opportunities for an actor to dig deep, stretch and grow.”
Cheryl Fesmire, director and actor.