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I'm auditioning for New York Film Academy and I had planned to do Squeaky Fromme from Assassins but apparently its overdone and will guarantee failure?
Is this true?
Do u have any suggestions? I'm a 20 something female.

Best with all future auditions.
I have questions for you to think about before you choose audition material. I am sure you have read all of the requirements for NY Film Academy and are following their guidelines.
Are there requirements for 2 contrasting monologues: one classical/one contemporary or contrasting in the genres: one contemporary humorous and one contemporary serious.
Are you doing vocal numbers?

As far at ASSASSINS monologue of Squeaky, yes it probably overdone.

For serious you might look at "Kennedy's Children" "Agnes of God" "Belle of Amherst" "Eleemosy[nary" "Glass Menagerie" "Insanity of Mary Gerard" "Laramie Project" "Nuts"

For humorous contemporary you might look at anything by Beth Henley, Christopher Durang(though overdone) "Growing up Naked", "Little Miss Fresno" "I Do, I Do" "Nunsense" "Real Women Have Curves" "Star Spangled Girl" "Steel Magnolias" "This is a Play",  

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