When selecting a monologue for your audition, there are a few things you need to consider. Your monologue should be around one to one and a half minutes long, it should match the general mood and style of the show you are auditioning for, and it has to be from a published play or musical. This means choosing a dramatic monologue for a drama or a comedic monologue for a comedy. You should also choose a contemporary monologue for a contemporary show and a classical monologue for a classical show. If you are auditioning for a specific role, it would be beneficial to pick a monologue that resembles the role you are auditioning for. Lastly, try to learn about the show you choose your monologue from. Understanding the show your monologue is from helps you to better understand the character you are playing. Even if you are unable to read or watch the show your monologue is from, try to learn as much about it as you can. You can typically find monologues by looking up the kind of monologue you need for your audition. This will lead you to websites filled with monologues. Once again, you can do any monologue from a published play or musical, but make sure you do research on the show it's from.