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 (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setting (scenes night, etc), contact the publisher directly if it's from one of my published plays (contact me about my unpublished work).

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, and spread the word to your colleagues!

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
Dolphin (Teen Either), from Dolphin
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
From Shakespeare with Love?
Hutchinson High School (Hutchinson, KS), December 2015
Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
Triton Regional High School (Runnemede, NJ), December 2015
Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet and other rarely used expressions
Menai High School & The Art Umbrella School of Performing Arts (Sydney, NSW, Australia), December 2015
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
Saltwater Creative Arts (Victoria, BC, Canada), December 2015
High School (non) Musical
Cressy District High School (Cressy, TAS, Australia), December 2015
Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
Cressy District High School (Cressy, TAS, Australia), December 2015
From Shakespeare with Love?
Katherine L. Albiani Theatre Company (Elk Grove, CA), December 2015
After Math
Jewell School (Seaside, OR), December 2015
After Math
Hillside Middle School (Simi Valley, CA), December 2015
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
YES Theater (Fairfax, CA), December 2015
After Math
Kennedy School Drama Club (Somerville, MA), December 2015
High School (non) Musical
Gemco Players Community Theatre (Emerald, VIC), December 2015
4 A.M.
Prague Youth Theatre (Prague, Czech Republic), December 2015
After Math
Logan High School (Logan, OH), December 2015
4 A.M.
Dawson-Boyd High School (Dawson, MN), January 2016
Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
W.E. Groves High School (Beverly Hills, MI), January 2016
Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
McDonough High School (Tuscarora, MD), January 2016
Dear Chuck (one-act version)
The Hun School (Princeton, NJ), January 2016
4 A.M.
Masquers (Waverly, IA), January 2016
Harry's Hotter at Twilight (one-act version)
Coweta High School (Coweta, OK), January 2016
You Should Never Eat Your Heroes
Watertown High School (Watertown, SD), February 2016
Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet and other rarely used expressions
Mondeor High School (Johannesburg, South Africa), January 2017
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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