If you’ve been on the other side of the table in an audition room, you know what it is like to see actors use the same monologues over and over and over, and dare I say over again … therefore I encourage any actor to search for new material, and not be afraid of using unpublished work. Not only will you grab our attention, but you will help showcase an unknown playwright. It’s much better to have a casting director say “Where is that from? What a great piece!?”, than “Thanks for your time . . . we’ll let you know“.
Now on its third season, Tulis McCall hosts Monologues and Madness, where actors and playwrights get to try out new material; “an evening of original monologues. No slamming, no judges, just great material, excellent actors, and you.” Performers (or should I say readers, since these monologues are not memorized) include Tricia Alexandra, Raphael Badagliacca, Leah Bachar, Kate Daly, Margret Echeverria, Kyla Garcia, Holli Harms, Taffy Jaffe, Ana Maria Jomolca, Carl Kissin, Tulis McCall, Robert Meksin, Francesca Rizzo, Lulu Roche, Flash Rosenberg and Michael Zettler.
The event will take place Monday, November 2nd at 6 pm at The Cornelia St. Cafe, a historical landmark which used to be The Caffe Cino – birthplace of indie theatre and Off-Off Broadway (The air in the Cafe is dense with creative spores).
There is a $7 cover that includes a glass of house wine, and I’ve hear the food is pretty great.
The Cornelia St Cafe is located at 29 Cornelia Street, between Bleecker and W. 4th (West Village), 212-989-9319.