Being a BBW, I know how difficult it is to find monologues and scenes that
are not only interesting but also aren't inappropriate for a large woman
to play. Use your own judgement when choosing a monologue. If there is no
reference made to the character's size in the play, you can probably use
it. Don't limit yourself too much. If there is a monologue or scene that
you really want to use and it doesn't mention size, use it. Keep in mind,
however, if it's a popular piece and you're 250 pound woman trying to play
a character that's technically supposed to be teeny tiny, it may cross the
director's mind the the piece wasn't right for you. Most big women do not
get cast as ingenue's! I personally usually find those characters boring
anyway, but if you're more likely to be considered a character actress (the
fun parts, IMO) you should probably pick those roles for audition pieces.
There are quite a few roles that don't call for a specific body type, but
if you are looking for a role made specifically for bigger women, here is
my list of plays that have them:
It's an awfully short list at the moment, but I'm still looking. If you know of more, please let me know.