Just like in any artistic sector trying to stand out in what is a competitive environment can be difficult. You have to market yourself and regularly tell people what you are able to do. It's no different when it comes to acting.
Producing a showreel can be a start but what if you have only featured in one or two films and maybe the project didn't showcase you at your best? It could also be that you keep getting cast as the same middle-aged villain and you would like to try out as a middle-aged hero.
This is where monologues can come in handy. Consequently, why should you consider using one?
You're the director
You get to decide what to perform and as who
Show you at your best
Showcases you at your best and what you are capable of
You will learn a lot from reading scripts which will prepare you for when you are given the big break
Discover more about your character
What sort of character do you play best? What're your weak points and strong points and then fine-tune your best character
They're short and to the point
We recommend a monologue to be no longer than two minutes which gives directors and agents enough time to decide
It's all about you
Monologue comes from the Greek word 'monologos' mono meaning single. If you can hold the attention of a director and agent all on your own you are one step closer to securing that break