Sunday, January 1, 2017

Acting Contest Super Short Mini Monologues Win $50 - Free Help for Actors

Enter our Super Short Mini Monologue Acting Contest and win $50!

Have fun with this. Be as wacky, weird and overdramatic as possible or be as serious and dramatic as you want.

Perform one or more of these selections from Freedrama.net mini-script selections:


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From "A Breaking Heart" 

Sure!  I'd love to be friends.  That's the natural evolution of most relationships.  Have a fling and then boom... friends.  I'm sure some of the best friendships started that way. 

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From "I Need Detention" 

She can harm me any time she wants. And she has too. A couple of times. But I deserved it... 

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From "A Thing for Nerds" http://www.freedrama.net/thingnerd.html



You get a nerdy guy's full attention. The rest of the world slips away and you're his entire universe, because no Death Star, Tardis or warp drive is more exciting than a girl who gives him the time of day. 

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I know none of this means anything to you but I simply need your handprint.  It says you agree to the GCC and your planet and all the resources here will belong to us.  In return, we give you this shiny new GCC badge!  


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From "How to be a Pirate" 

Pirates are always grumpy and if something good happens, they growl and get angry. It might look like they are excited but they're not. They're angry that it wasn't better. 

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From "The Not So Perfect Child" 

You are so perfect... Everyone around me is so perfect... And there was nothing left over for me... I am the leftover failures... I am the fatty waste you toss to the dogs. 

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From "Only Children Believe in Butterflies" 



And I don't want to talk anymore - can I please be by myself? That's all you've done here - poke, prod, and pry - I've never felt so violated before - I just want to be left alone.



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Another from "A Breaking Heart" 

I don't want to hear any more lies!  I don't want you to make something up so you can get out of this.  I want it all laid out on the table. I want to know the truth! I want to know why you are breaking my heart.


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Another from "I Need Detention" 

How about giving the principal a wedgie? That would do it... A good old up the back over the head mega wedgie. Let's do this.
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To be eligible to win the $50 prize, upload your video to Google Drive and share with my private email pocolocoplayers@yahoo.com

Your videos will be uploaded to the Freedrama YouTube channel. Please do NOT post on other YouTube channels (or you will be disqualified from winning)

The video from this contest with the most thumbs on the Freedrama YouTube channel up will win.

Deadline to submit videos is April 1, 2017. 

We will have 2 winners!  The first $50 prize will go to the actor with the most thumbs up by end of the day April 30. The thumbs up count starts as soon as you submit, so submit early and often! (You may submit more than one super short mini monologue). A second $50 prize will be awarded to a different video (not the thumbs up winner) that will be selected by our judges based on the performance and overall presentation (costumes, props, setting, etc.).

As a bonus, all actors who submit can provide links to their acting websites, online portfolios, official YouTube and other social media.  We want to help new actors!


Post any questions below.

If you're a new actor, try our Free Online Acting School!
http://www.freehelpforactors.com/2017/01/free-online-acting-school-for-new.html


Acting Contest Super Short Mini Monologues Win $50 - Free Help for Actors
Art by Shiela Larson


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17 comments:

  1. So for the super short monologues, are we just doing the tiny sections of the monologues that are typed up on this page? Or are we able to do the entirety of the monologues that come through the link to freedrama.net?

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    1. You only perform what is typed on this page. The links are provided so you can get more background on the monologue and understand the context.

      Thanks for your question.

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    2. Thank you! And thank you for this opportunity :)

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    3. You're welcome. I look forward to your submission.

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  2. One more question :) is there a limit to how many we can submit?

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    1. You may submit as many mini monologues as you wish. I look forward to your entries. Thanks!

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    2. Hi Doug, did you by any chance receive my monologue recording I recently sent to you? I sincerely hope so, being that it is the final day of the competition tomorrow! I only managed to record and send you a single entry which I am rather disappointed about. However hopefully it is the quality rather than the quantity which will see me through and ensure a win for myself!! (Very much doubt it will though)!!!

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    3. The final day to submit entries to the competitions has now ended. I did not receive a reply or hear back from you regarding my question above. However I may of received am email from yorsekf but not actually seen it!!! Unfortunately​I had difficulty in submitting my entries as my Google drive was not and is still not responding for some strange reason. (Possibly storage issues). I sent a few images for the homemade headshots and a recording or two, to your Google plus page. I am not sure if this was allowed according to the competition rules and I did try to submit according to the instructions given. So i am wondering if you received my entries and also would like to know if they were even allowed and entered into the competitions at all??? When will winners be announced??? Wishing everyone the very best of luck 😀

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    4. Krissy - Winners will be announced April 30. I did received your headshot, but I ran into technical problems with your video.

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  3. The script from "Only Children Believe In Butterflies" seems rather long. If I was to use this particular script for my monologue, does it need to be shortened, or can I perform what is written in its entirety?

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    1. For the contest you only perform the part shown above not the entire monologue. The link for the monologue is there just so you can see the context.

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    2. Oh!!! Great!!! Lucky I asked the question because I had assumed that I was to perform the entire short script from the link provided!! 😎

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    3. Thank you for the question. Other people might have wondered the same thing.

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    4. Hey there Doug, I really want to submit my super short mini-monologue to be entered into the competition. However, I am stuggling as to how I can add a title to my recording. I do not have enough memory on the device i am using to download a video editing app etc. You have asked for the recordings to include titles and website details. How can i go about this without the use of a video editor or similar app?

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  4. On some of the entries there are certain people who add some words here and there, and also some are 2 to 3 minutes long. Is this ok to do? I just wanted to make sure :)

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    1. Another question just popped up to mind as well! Could we add sound effects and background music? (Of course non-copyrighted)

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    2. As much as I enjoy the longer versions, they did not follow the rules of this contest. I will have to allow that in future contests though but for this time, just the short ones will have the best chance of winning. Please do not add sound effects and background music since there could be copyright issues. And I would like to focus on acting, not on editing, videography, etc.

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