I'm taking a beginning acting class for kicks and giggles, and our instructor has asked us all to pick a 1-2 minute monologue we'd like to work on performing. I'm having a tough time coming up with something. Can you give me ideas?
Other than the "under 2 minute" requirement, there aren't any explicit limits - we can pick something from a movie, play, TV show or whatever (probably not a book, as I think we need to have seen it performed previously). Our instructor suggests that we pick a character that is like us, but I can't really think of many monologues by late 30s, cheerfully nerdy, not-at-all-feminine ladies, so while I'm not opposed to the idea I'm willing to go farther afield.
My favorite characters and movies tend to be silly or sarcastic ones (though I HATE things like Dumb and Dumber), or in the fantasy genre (I have watched the LOTR trilogy more times than anybody should admit); since I'm just doing this for fun, right now I'm thinking I might try something a little ridiculous, like this (modified) Vizzini monologue
or the Booing Lady from The Princess Bride (I got the latter idea from this previous monologue question
), or maybe some non-singing part from a Disney villain, or - I dunno - some extended George Costanza rant ... but nothing so far has really struck me as THE thing I'd like to try.
So that's where I am, and I'm open to pretty much anything. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them - thanks in advance!