Gerald Lee Ratliff has collected some of the world’s best monologues for women actors featuring well-known playwrights and emerging new writers
A monologue from my ten-minute play Sheets of Rain is on page 91 in this lovely anthology.
Description of Sheets of Rain from Audition Monolgues for Young Women – Contemporary audition pieces for young actresses by Gerald Lee Ratliff…
In this original monologue, Terri, a gritty and street-wise young woman who works as a waitress at a typical small town diner, remains hopelessly trapped in her mother’s haunting, idealistic dreams of Hollywood stardom. In this stammering strain of pent-up memories, she painfully paints a blistering portrayal of her loneliness…of the grim struggle to wrestle with the negative forces of life and her fate. This simple tale of a young woman’s coming of age raises larger questions about the boundaries of love and the need to look to the future despite all present odds. Terri’s story is an honest and unsparing glimpse of a mother and daughter relationship shattered by the destructive forces of self-sacrifice and self-destruction that cannot be tempered or toned down.