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One-Minute Monologues for Teens Blog Tour: Review & Prize Pack Giveaway

To help aspiring young actors sharpen their acting skills and excel in any upcoming audition, well-established actor and actiong coach Mike Kimmel puts together a collection of brilliantly written monologues in his new book One-Minute Monologues for Teens: 100 Original Monologues. Learn more about the book and enter to win a nice prize pack from the author.

My Review

As its title suggests, the book includes 100 original monologues written specifically for teenagers. Most of the monologues are composed of 150-160 words each, which amount to about one minute of performance time on stage or screen. While I have no expertise on acting, I absolutely love the words of wisdom and uplifting messages that stand out from each page of the book!

Written in an informal, conversational style, the sentences are reasonably short and easy to memorize. The contents of each piece are not only age appropriate but are also up to date and highly relevant to real-life situations experienced by teens. My teenage boy finds many of the topics covered in the book to be interesting and relatable, such as screen time addiction, social media usage, procrastination, anger management, peer pressure, etc.

The monologues are clearly written with different personalities and social roles in mind. When reading a monologue, I feel like becoming a teenager with a particular way of thinking and reasoning as mandated by the scripts. The experience helps me look at the world from a teen's perspective.

My favorite thing about this book has to be the positivity that runs through the lines. It's filled with valuable life lessons that encourage young people to use their time and resources wisely, to strive for the best, to strengthen self-discipline and willpower, not to follow suit and not to be afraid to make mistakes. It's a book worth reading repeatedly even if you have no intention to enter the entertainment industry. It's simply an enlightening read for youth and adults alike. I highly recommend it!

About the Book:

Need a killer monologue for an audition? Discover a wealth of fresh options in this detailed tome

Sick of the same scripts being done to death? Looking for a soliloquy relevant to teenagers? Seeking material with a positive spin? Full voting member of the National Television Academy and Tonight Show sketch performer Mike Kimmel has been writing, acting, and producing for decades. Now he’s here to share a curated collection of one hundred of the best comedy and drama monologues.

One-Minute Monologues for Teens is the ultimate volume of family-friendly stage material to help you nail that college drama program audition or class assignment. With a range of topics applicable to young actors, these pieces require no costumes or props, and discuss ethical questions perfect for middle- and high-school minds to explore. And with literally dozens of gender-neutral and unique scenes to choose from, you’ll find the right piece to take you from zero to callback in no time at all.

One-Minute Monologues for Teens is the dramatic arts advantage you need in your next live performance. If you like fresh material, optimistic spins, and challenging ideas, you’ll love Mike Kimmel’s definitive resource.

Ages 13+ | Publisher: Ben Rose Creative Arts | ISBN-13: 978-0998151380

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About the Author

Mike Kimmel is a film, television, stage, and commercial actor and acting coach. He is a twenty-plus year member of SAG-AFTRA with extensive experience in both the New York and Los Angeles markets. He has worked with directors Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Townsend, Craig Shapiro, and Christopher Cain among many others. TV credits include Game of Silence, Zoo, Treme, In Plain Sight, Cold Case, Breakout Kings, Memphis Beat, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He was a regular sketch comedy player on The Tonight Show, performing live on stage and in pre-taped segments with Jay Leno for eleven years. Mike has appeared in dozens of theatrical plays on both coasts, including Radio City Music Hall, Equity Library Theater, Stella Adler Theater, and Theater at the Improv. He trained with Michael Shurtleff, William Hickey, Ralph Marrero, Gloria Maddox, Harold Sylvester, Wendy Davis, Amy Hunter, Bob Collier, and Stuart Robinson. He has a B.A. from Brandeis University and an M.A. from California State University.

As an educator, Kimmel has taught at Upper Iowa University, the University of New Orleans, University of Phoenix, and in the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Burbank, California public school districts. He is a two-time past president of New Orleans Toastmasters, the public speaking organization, and often serves as a speech contest judge. Mike has written and collaborated on numerous scripts for stage and screen. His full-length historical drama on Presidents Lincoln and Garfield was a 2013 semi-finalist in the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. He is the 2014 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from Upper Iowa University. Mike is a full voting member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the Emmys). | |

One lucky grand prize winner will receive a One-Minute Monologues for Teens Prize Pack!

It includes: 

  • A copy of One-Minute Monologues for Teens, autographed by Mike Kimmel
  • A copy of Monologues for Kids and Tweens, autographed by Mike Kimmel
  • Three (3) months of online group acting classes from Mike Kimmel for a recipient age 12 and up
  • Be written into an upcoming monologue in a book by Mike Kimmel

Five additional winners will each receive a signed copy of One-Minute Monologues for Teens!

Giveaway ends 12/4. Open to US 13+ only. Please submit your entries below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post in partnership with The Children's Book Review and Mike Kimmel. All views and opinions expressed are my own. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment.

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