This second volume of Competition Monologues is, like the first volume, designed specifically for young actors 18-28 years old. The selections are again drawn from American plays produced by professional regional theatres across the nation during the past few years. Because of this the scripts, with few exceptions, cannot be readily found in published form, and the monologues are therefore infrequently performed and highly original. As a result of suggestions from numerous coaches and drama teachers across the nation who have used the first volume in their classes and workshops, the editor has included longer selections in this second volume. Hopefully this will help the general reader and theatre practitioner to gain an understanding of the range and quality of solid dramatic writing which characterizes the contemporary American theatre and enable acting instructors to use the selections as longer exercises in their general acting and theatre performance classes. The reference section has been completely updated to reflect the wealth of material which has recently appeared in the monologue and auditioning field. The combination of originality and vital dramatic writing makes this anthology unique in the field as a resource book for young actors.