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setting (scenes night, etc), contact the publisher directly if it's from one of my published plays (contact me about my unpublished work).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
The Locker Next 2 Mine
DeSoto High School (DeSoto, KS), March 2015
 
High School (non) Musical
Fleming Island High School (Fleming Island, FL)
 
4 A.M.
Crescent Collegiate (Carbonear, NF, Canada), March 2015
 
4 A.M.
Edward Little High School (Auburn, ME), March 2015
 
High School (non) Musical
Cajon High School (San Bernardino, CA), March 2015
 
Just Add Zombies
High Desert Middle School (Bend, OR), March 2015
 
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Southwest Preparatory School (San Antonio, TX), March 2015
 
Dear Chuck
Waccamaw High School (Pawleys Island, SC), March 2015
 
Rumors of Polar Bears (full-length)
Campo Verde High School (Gilbert, AZ), March 2015
 
4 A.M.
North Richland Middle School (North Richland Hills, TX), April 2015
 
Rumors of Polar Bears (full-length)
La Joya Middle School (Visalia, CA), April 2015
 
High School (non) Musical
Ilwaco High School (Ilwaco, WA), April 2015
 
After Math
Oak Hill Middle School (Newton, MA), May 2015
 
Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
Memorial Drama Group (Sydney Mines, NS, Canada)
 
Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
University Academy Upper School Theater (Kansas City, MO), May 2015
 
Dear Chuck
Fernley High School (Fernley, NV), May 2015
 
Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet and other rarely used expressions
Palmetto Ridge High School (Naples, FL), May 2015
 
Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet and other rarely used expressions
St. Roch CSS (Brampton, ON, Canada), May 2015
 
You Should Never Eat Your Heroes
Lancaster Country Day School (Lancaster, PA), May 2015

Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
Murdock High School (Winchendon, MA), May 2015
 
After Math
Montevideo Senior High School (Montevideo, MN), June 2015
 
Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
St. Charles East High School (St. Charles, IL), November 2015
 
 
You Should Never Eat Your Heroes: Sweeney Todd meets high school in this dark comedy, which will premiere in May 2015 at Lancaster Country Day School (Lancaster, PA)!

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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