Free Monologues - Dolphin

From Dolphin


David, a teenage boy sketching in a park, talks to Petra, a teenage girl who was once his best friend but may no longer be. For purposes of auditions or classroom use, there's no reason that a female couldn't perform this piece.

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DAVID
He brought it back from Poland. Some business trip back when he used to travel a lot. This little amber dolphin. For me. And I got so excited ‘cause it was so beautiful that I grabbed it too hard and I broke the tail off. And I may only be four, but I get what I’ve done and I start crying and my dad knows it was an accident and I’m sorry, I’m so sorry and he wants to make it better, so he gets glue and glues the tail back on. He’s so careful and lines everything up just right, and when he’s done you can hardly tell it was ever broken except for this line that you can barely see. But it was, and when we put it on the night stand, there’s something just off about it. And no matter what we do, it’s never gonna be the dolphin it was.
 
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