Forty-two selections from thirty-eight of the best new plays, culled from around the country, address the major trends and conflicts of today through revealing glimpses of society as we know it. Scenes are varied in tone and content, with humor, pathos, reflection, poignancy, angst and other qualities for dramatic expression. Included are the works of thirty-two contemporary American playwrights, including stellar new names like Mark Medoff, Wendy Hammond, David Henry Hwang and Chaim Potok. Scenes are short for auditioning ease - no longer than ten minutes. A must for every auditioning actor, theatre student or drama aficionado. Contents: Introduction, Scenes for Two Men, Scenes for Two Women, Scenes for a Man and a Woman, Monologs for Women, Monologs for Men, Resource Texts, Credits.