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WILD HONEY – Anna Petrovna confronts her husband about his deceit. 1-2 min. ANNA PETROVNA – How can you say that? How can you lie to me, on such a night as this, beneath such a sky? Tell your lies in ...

FENCES – Rose finally tells Troy how she feels. Dramatic monologue for adult female. 1-2 min. ROSE: I been standing with you! I been right here with you, Troy. I got a life too. I gave eighteen years of my life to ...

SNAKEBIT – Jonathan reassures Michael that everything will be okay. 1-2 min. JONATHAN: I can’t believe you never told me you slept with my wife three months before I was married. Don’t say anything. I don’t want you to say anything. ...

SPIKE HEELS – Georgie tells off Lydia. 1-2 min.  GEORGIE – I understand you all right. This part, I think I got down solid. But what I don’t have, you know- what I want to know is- if you’re so fucking ...

PROOF – Catherine gave up her life and schooling to take care of her father until his recent death. 1-2 min. CATHERINE: I lived with him. I spent my life with him. I fed him. Talked to him. Tried to listen when ...

CRIMES OF THE HEART: Babe tells the court what happened after shooting her husband. 2-3 min. BABE: After I shot Zackery, I put the gun down on the piano bench, and then I went out into the kitchen and made up ...

LAUNDRY AND BOURBON – Hattie talks on the phone with her children. 1-2 min. HATTIE: Say mind if I use your phone? Figure I better check on the kids. No telling what devilment they’ve gotten up to. (Dialing.) Everything gonna turn out fine ...

RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS – Waverly tries to explain to Andrew what it’s like having a twin. 2-3 min. WAVERLY: Do you know what it’s like to have a twin? No you don’t.  Because it’s really different from not having one.  It’s so ...

THIS IS OUR YOUTH – Jessica Goldman, an “anxiously insightful” fashion student, comes over and Warren hopes that he can use the money to entice her into bed. 2-3 min. JESSICA: Don’t you guys get into like, comparing notes and stuff? ...

IT’S ONLY A PLAY – Virginia, the star of the fictional play, complains about her agent. Dramatic Monologue for adult female. 1-2 min. VIRGINIA: They ain’t doing anything. They tried that number on me out in Hollywood. “You’re only as good ...

A DOLL’S HOUSE – Nora finally opens up to her husband, Torvald. Dramatic monologue for adult women. 2-3 min.  NORA: It is perfectly true, Torvald. When I was at home with papa, he told me his opinion about everything, and so I ...

IN THE NEXT ROOM – Elizabeth says goodbye to Mrs. Givings. Dramatic monologue for adult female. 2 min. ELIZABETH:  My mother told me to pray each day since I was a little girl, to pray that you borrow everything, everyone ...
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Drilling through a monologue can often feel as nerve-racking as a trip to the dentist’s office. It can make your jaw bolt shut and mind race to do something, anything else! Yet there is another approach. A way to look ...

RED – Ken angrily addresses the numerous issues he has with Rothko. From the play Red by John Logan. 3-4 min. KEN: (Explodes.) Bores you?! Bores you?! – Christ almighty trying working for you for a living! – The talking-talking-talking-jesus-christ-won’t-he-ever-shut-up titanic self-absorption of ...

PTERODACTYLS – Emma Duncan, a hypochondriac with memory problems. Comedic monologue for adult females. 2-3 min. EMMA: Hello everybody. I’m dead. How are you? I’m glad I killed myself. I’m not recommending it for others, mind you—no Dr. Kevorkian am I. But ...

THE GLASS MENAGERIE – Tom works at a shoe warehouse to support his family but is frustrated by his job and aspires to be a poet. 1-2 min. TOM: What do you think I’m at? Aren’t I supposed to have any patience ...

LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN – Lady Windermere is getting ready for her birthday’s ball when the Duchess of Berwick pays her a visit, suggesting that her husband is seeing another woman. Comedic Monologue for Adult Female. 2-3 min. DUCHESS OF BERWICK: “Ah, what ...
SurvivingShowBusiness

In this episode of Surviving Show Business Aaron Seals interviews NY Playwright & Theatre Producer, Elise Milner. The interview covers writing plays, casting actors, marketing the show, making money and producing theatre as a career. Elise has produced over 250 ...
Shakespeare App

A Conversation With Actor and App Developer Ron Severdia    If anyone might have legit reasons to get frustrated with the modern world’s total enchantment with cell phones, it’s actors. For starters, how about when someone’s phone rings in the ...
Make your own work

Actors probably more than any other profession go through peaks and valleys when it comes to working. That’s just the nature of the business. Even the most bankable Hollywood stars have fallow periods where there just aren’t so many jobs ...