A monologue or Ekok Natok is a speech or performance by a single speaker, often in the context of a play, movie, or other theatrical production. It is a moment when a character expresses their thoughts, emotions, or experiences directly to the audience, or sometimes to another character. Monologues can serve various purposes in storytelling, including providing insight into a character’s inner thoughts, advancing the plot, or conveying a particular theme.
Ekok Natok are commonly used in auditions for actors to showcase their skills, allowing them to portray a character convincingly. Actors may choose monologues that align with the character they are auditioning for or that demonstrate their versatility and range.