Free Monologues

Below are dozens of teen monologues and adult monologues from my plays that individuals may use at no cost for auditions and classroom work.  Here's how it works--please read the instructions carefully:

1.  Email me with your name (first name only is fine if you're under 18; full name if you're over 18), school or theatre/agency affiliation, city, state/country and the monologue(s) you'd like to use, and please let me know whether you will be using the monologue for classroom work or an audition.  And don't forget that "please" and "thank you" go a long way.

Special Circumstances 1 (Public Performances/Competition):  If you wish to use a monologue for competition or in a public setting (scenes night, etc), contact the publisher directly if it's from one of my published plays (contact me about my unpublished work).

Special Circumstances 2 (Teacher Use):  If you are a teacher looking to use a group of my monologues, please keep in mind that the intent of this page is largely to help individual students and performers who may not be in a position to provide remuneration.  While you will not be asked to pay if materials are only used in a closed classroom, please consider supporting me as an artist by A) Producing one of my plays, B) Spreading the word to other prospective producers about my work and C) Purchasing a copy of Young Playwrights 101, my playwriting book, or some of my published plays.

2.  Allow yourself enough time for a response (minimum one week is recommended).  If you write the day before you need a monologue, I may be traveling or working on a project and unable to respond, in which case you're out of luck.  Regrettably, I'm unable to provide specific monologue suggestions:  it's up to you to read through the choices and decide what's right for you.

3.  If you'd like to read the entire play from which the monologue comes, you can do that.  Just follow the link on the monologue's page:  it will take you to the play's page, where you will find ordering instructions!  (Sometimes there is even a direct order link on the monologue's page!)

4.  By using one of my monologues, you grant me permission to add you to my newsletter email list.  I promise not to email you too often, and I will never share your email with anyone.

5.  If you're a student, please tell your teacher or director about me!  If you're a teacher or director, please consider my plays for potential production!

It's that easy.  Now read on for a great selection of monologues!

Luna (Teen Female), from The Locker Next 2 Mine
Juliet (Teen Female), from Just Add Zombies
Legolas (Teen Male), from The Locker Next 2 Mine
Tiny Tim (Teen Male), from Run Like the Dickens
Habit (Teen Female), from The Locker Next 2 Mine
Fire Kid (Teen Either), from 4 A.M.
Frankie (Teen Either), from 4 A.M.
Ben (Teen Male), from Ben
Ben (Teen Male), from Ben
Siggy (Teen Male), from War of the Buttons
Ticker (Teen Male), from War of the Buttons
The Wrestler (Teen Male), from Yard Wars
Pac (Teen Male), from Shining Sea
Trace (Teen Female), from War of the Buttons
Shaking (Teen Either), from After Math
The Walrus (Teen Either), from After Math
Failure (Teen Either), from High School (non) Musical
Candy (Adult Male), from Shining Sea
Rufus (Adult Male), from Milk and Cookies
Peter (Adult Male), from Neverland
John (Adult Male), from Play's End
Lady Shakespeare (Adult Female), from Ben
Susan (Adult Female), from Bookends
Mary (Adult Female), from Jesus at the Taco Stand
Woman (Adult Female), from Beef Junkies
Dignified Voice (Adult Either), from Neverland
Psychologist (Adult Either), from Now You See Me
Beef Junkie (Adult Either), from Beef Junkies
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Upcoming Productions
Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet and other rarely used expressions
Washougal High School (Washougal, WA), April 2014

4 A.M.
Kamiakin High School (Kennewick, WA), April 2014

Just Add Zombies
Osceola High School (Osceola, NE), April 2014

4 A.M.
Lake Central High School (St. John, IN), April 2014

Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
The Mighty Middle Players (Farmington, ME), May 2014

4 A.M.
St. Michael-Albertville School District 885 (St. Michael, MN), May 2014

4 A.M.
Fairhope High School (Fairhope, AL), May 2014

Rumors of Polar Bears (full-length)
Capital High School (Helena, MT), May 2014

Just Add Zombies
North Valley High School (Grants Pass, OR), May 2014

Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
Lakota West High School (West Chester, OH), May 2014

After Math
Cherokee Trail High School (Aurora, CO), May 2014

Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
Ionia High School (Ionia, MI), May 2014

4 A.M.
Ferris High School (Spokane, WA), May 2014

After Math
Pembroke High School (Pembroke, MA), May 2014

Dear Chuck (one-act version)
West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts (West Chester, PA), May 2014

Just Add Zombies
Edward A Hall Middle School (Watsonville, CA), May 2014

Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet and other rarely used expressions
Washington Park High School (Racine, WI), May 2014

Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
Senator Drama Club (Little Rock, AR), May 2014

Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
Bay Theatrix: Dover Bay Secondary (Nanaimo, BC, Canada), May 2014

The Locker Next 2 Mine (one-act version)
Bay Theatrix: Dover Bay Secondary (Nanaimo, BC, Canada), May 2014

4 A.M.
Cairine Wilson Drama (Orleans, ON, Canada), May 2014

Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
Cherry Creek Academy (Englewood, CO), May 2014

Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
Papillion La Vista Public Schools (Papillion, NE), June 2014

After Math
Tyler Civic Theatre Center (Tyler, TX), June 2014

From Shakespeare with Love?
Trinity College South (Evanston, SA, Australia), June 2014

Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
Spotlight Players (Canton, MI), October 2014

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Man's Best Friend: Two college acting students confront family expectations, the threat of alien invasion and the accidental vaporizing of a beloved pet in this futuristic short dramedy.

Thicker: Two brothers, one a twentysomething slacker and the other a high school honor student with a penchant for theft, try to get by on their own in this short play that's also in development as a short film...

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