"Del's colorful dialogue provides the actor with an abundance of moments needed in order to create a layered and unique performance."
Tate Taylor, Writer/Director "The Help"
The words you need to speak for the auditions you need to win
For the first time, award-winning playwright and screenwriter Del Shores shares some of his best monologues to get you noticed in the audition room. Whether you are auditioning for an agent, creating a demo reel, or applying to a drama school, these monologues will highlight your range as they present laugh out loud, heartbreaking, and compelling moments.
Award-winning playwright, television screenwriter, and director of stage, screen, and television, Del Shores has not only worked with actors in every aspect of performance, he has written drama and comedy that has earned him accolades across the globe.
DEL SHORES (Writer, Director, Producer, Stand Up Comedian) has written,directed and produced successfully across studio and independent film,network and cable television as well as theatre.? STAGE: Cheatin' (1984), Daddy's Dyin' (Who's Got The Will?) (1987), Daughters of theLone Star State (1993), Sordid Lives (1996), Southern Baptist Sissies(2000), The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife (2003)and Yellow (2010). Theatre awards and nominations: Los Angeles DramaCritics' Circle, Ovation, GLAAD, Back Stage West Garland, NAACP and LAWeekly (2006 Career Achievement Award). ? FILM: Daddy's Dyin'... Who's Got The Will? Writer/Executive Producer, (MGM), Sordid LivesWriter/Director/Producer (Regent Entertainment) - 13 festival AudienceAwards, 3 Best Picture Awards, 1 Best Soundtrack Award. The Wilde GirlsWriter/Director/Executive Producer (Showtime) and Blues For WilladeanWriter/Director/Producer (Kestrel Films) - Shout Film Festival's BestNarrative Audience Award. Southern Baptist Sissies (Breaking GlassPictures) -- 15 festival awards, nine of them Audience Awards. Otherfilm awards: Lifetime Achievement Award 2012 FilmOut San Diego, Emerging Artist Award 2013 Stanley Kramer Film Festival, Pioneer Filmmaker Award 2014 B'more QFest ? TELEVISION: Ned and Stacey, Dharma andGreg, Queer As Folk Writer/Executive Producer and Sordid Lives: TheSeries Writer/Director/Producer. ? STAND-UP NATIONAL TOURS: DelShores: My Sordid Life (2010), Del Shores: Sordid Confessions (2011),Del Shores: Naked.Sordid.Reality (2012), Del Shores: My Sordid Best(2013-2014), Del Shores: SINgularly Sordid (2015-2016), My Sordid Life, Sordid Confessions and Naked. Sordid. Reality. have been released onDVD.? "Del Shores is the grand master of Southern sensibilities." Daily Variety? "Del Shores is a master of the Texas comedy." Los Angeles Times