When choosing monologues for auditions, if you are auditioning for a play, the casting directors are more than likely going to want you to to have a monologue from a play.
1.Choose a monologue appropriate for you. If you are a 13 year old girl, you should not be doing a monologue by a character that is an 80-year-old man. You need to choose a monologue that if you were in that play that you could pull off as that character.
2. Stay away from excessive profanity. Unless you are DEAD SET that this monologue is what is going to get you the part, then go for it. But in the same way that the public sometimes off-put by it, you never know what you’ll get in the audition room.
3. Make sure the monologue is in the same style as the show you’re auditioning for. Trust me, you do not want to show up to an audition for “Agnes of God” with a monologue from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. They know you can do Shakespeare, but that doesn’t help them in casting their show.