Every HSC drama student who undertakes ‘Performance’ must do an IP (Individual Performance) as part of their final exam. Playwrights’ company 7-On has created a collection of self-contained performance texts conceived with Higher School Certificate students in mind. The 21 monologues are accompanied by notes to help young performers understand, research, and communicate each piece.
7-On comprises seven renowned Australian playwrights united by their commitment to getting good new writing onto Australian stages. By providing HSC students with compelling material of substance, 7-On aims to encourage a passion for the arts and engender a new generation of theatre-makers and theatregoers.
Wow, what a great book. So many different types of monologues, all really suitable for young adults. Fantastic for high school drama students but also wonderful material for aspiring and professional actors. The notes after each piece are invaluable. Wish it had been around when I was auditioning for drama school.
Foreword by John McCallum THE MONOLOGUES Nobody Famous by Vanessa Bates Ariadne by Verity Laughton iSpiderman by Noëlle Janaczewska Delia’s Clothes by Hilary Bell Sex Ed by Ned Manning A Cleansing Force by Donna Abela What To Do With Your Life by Catherine Zimdahl Farmer Frank Is In Show Business by Vanessa Bates Ella by Verity Laughton Expiry Date by Noëlle Janaczewska Narcissus by Hilary Bell Every Parent’s Nightmare by Ned Manning Among the Missing by Donna Abela A Child Into The World by Catherine Zimdahl The World’s Tiniest Monkey by Vanessa Bates Charlie by Verity Laughton What’s Coalfield to you is Paradise (Lost) to me by Noëlle Janaczewska Dawn by Hilary Bell Jungle Memory by Ned Manning Afterlife by Donna Abela Fun-Time by Catherine Zimdahl