#Monologue
Tailors

Massively expensive, millions-of-dollars commercial shoots? This ain’t the early 2000’s. Sometimes a company has, like, a $4 budget. This is what Miss Sunita can do on that budget.

The Brief
Break stereotypes of ‘ethnic’ actor friends, LGBTQ actor friends, in other words - remove pigeon from hole. Some dramatic pigeons, some comedic pigeons, some serio-comic little birdies too.

The Why
I believe actors should represent humanity, not stereotypes. I see essences first. Not ethnicities.

The What-Sunita-Did
I patch up the pigeon-holes of Hollywood with custom-tailored pieces. For $0. Because how many struggling actors do you know with more than $4.00?

Case Study 1
My talented buddy Vick Krishna tends to get called in for nerd roles a lot (or dramatic 'terrorist roles' when he grows a beard) because of his ethnicity. I think Vick has a really fun handsome, comic, and brooding side and could be a great CW Vampire too.

Case Study 2
My friend Piyali Syam wanted to work the comedy chops and I could totally see her as a great addition to any type of comedy movie based on sorority life. Piyali has a great bubbly energy, is cute, and is hilarious when her 'dark side' comes out.

Case Study 3
Piyali also wanted to work on a seriocomic monologue where she’s conniving, manipulative, and has a twist at the end. I had a blast whipping this up for her, and I love how her energy changes to dark and gives me the shudders every time. Watch out Mrs. Davis.

Case Study 4
Amanda is an incredibly talented dramatic actress, and wanted to try out some humor - so like Hershey’s I went with my favorite. Special Dark. Here she tells her boss Randy, an independent move theater owner, why she’s quitting.

Case Study 5
Handsome plus shirtless plus a beagle puppy. My goal was to get Nathaniel as many clicks possible on Actors Access. Nathaniel is a friend with all the goods - he’s hilarious, handsome, has a body to die for, can sing, and is as smart as he is hardworking - I like to brag about how he went to Yale. Nathaniel tends to get cast as straight leads but I wanted to give him some dark humor thrown in there, too. I think he’d make a great American Psycho type - and his little doggie too.

Case Study 6
Donna Ross is very castable - from the moment I met her in class and saw her reels I was loving the sass & confidence vibe - so what better comic situation to put her in than one that actors know all too well? I made her an agent. Here she tells a 28 year-old-actress that she is going to be playing a ‘mom' from now on. Let’s see how that unfolds…

Case Study 6
Jan Schmidt the 6th auditions for his reboot of Glee. He’s not bitter about not making Glee the first time he auditioned for it. No really, he’s not.

Writer
Sunita Deshpande