All of the monologues in this book are from recently produced plays by award-winning, well-known, and emerging new playwrights. These challenging character studies are suitable for competitive auditions, acting or literature classes, forensic contests, and more. The selections are for actresses from 13 to 20 years of age. Individual chapters are divided into "thematic" ages that introduce characters at a particular event or time in their lives. A valuable resource for any auditioning female actor or theatre student. Features monologues from: The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, Trojan Barbie by Christine Evans, Laughing Wild and Miss Witherspoon by Christopher Durang, The Mineola Twins by Paula Vogel, God in Bed by Glenn Alterman, Random Women and Enigma by Carolyn Carpenter, My Battle with Bulimia by Peter Langman, and many more.