free solo stage play script monologue

MAMA monologue

by Shiela Larson

From the published play "When Mel Fell for Nell"

This 30 second monologue is written by my wife, Shiela Larson and is available for your use for free. Please ask for permission though at (and include the name of the monologue in your request: "Mama").

MAMA monologue

by Shiela Larson

From the published play "When Mel Fell for Nell"
ISBN-13: 978-1512007183

Oh child,

Why do you insist on waking me up at night?

Why do you act like a cat and poop in something I've just cleaned for you?

Or make messes in the kitchen and play with the pots and pans thinking you're in a band?

Why do you poke my face with your finger covered in banana?

Why do I put up with it?

Because when you look at me with those big eyes, and say "Mama", it makes it all worth it.


Please ask for permission though at (and include the name of the monologue in your request: "Mama").

From the published play "When Mel Fell for Nell"


FEAR AND LOVE monologue

by Shiela Larson

From the published play "When Mel Fell for Nell"
ISBN-13: 978-1512007183

When I first saw you it wasn't love at first sight, it was more like "Hey how's it going?". We became friends and had our own lives, never did I think we had so much in common.

One day I began to notice you more and more, I started to see how you really were. You wanted people to think you were one thing but I saw through it. You were very kind, misunderstood, and was in need of love. It occurred to me you were in danger, holding on by a thread and needed to be sewed back together. Going against what my brain was thinking and going with my heart and soul I decided to pursue you.

People judged, gossiped, and outright hated us. Trying to pull us apart, they were almost successful. The fear in us, the "What if's?" and "Why are we doing this?" swarmed our minds. No matter where we went it followed.

Finally we broke, pieces of us were scattered around us. Trying to put myself back together I felt it was unsuccessful, I needed one last part to my life, you. Starting to think about being with you made me scared, the biggest thought was the idea of breaking apart again.

Love is a scary part of life, the best and the worst is brought out of love. I felt that I would rather be scared than broken for the rest of my life. Now I feel whole, being held together by glue, most likely there will be cracks in this love, but the glue will put it back together again.

Fear will never go away, it will always rear it's ugly face around. The fear is different now. I've come to accept it but at the same time dread the idea. The idea that I know one day you will be gone. This fear makes me feel weak, to know there is nothing I can do to stop it.

The only thing I can do is make the most of what we have now and prepare myself for the future.




by D. M. Larson

From the published play "When Mell Fell for Nell"
ISBN-13: 978-1512007183

So much of my life I was searching... Missing something. I was a wanderer... Lost in the desert without you... Seeking nourishment but getting a mouthful of sand. Catching glimpses of you... Thinking you were a lovely mirage in the heat of madness. Something I would never be able to hold on to. A fantasy... Some trick of the light.

But you are real. More real than my life before... My past a nightmare... My future a never ending dream because of you. When I found you... truly found you... I knew you would make my life complete. You complete me... Make me whole. You are the missing piece of the puzzle that made the full portrait of me. Finally there is meaning to it all. The meaning of life is no longer a mystery. The meaning is life is you.

You are the reward ... The gift after the sacrifice. Freedom from the slavery of my past. In you I find the freedom to be who I really am. Safe to be myself. Safe to love and grow in spirit, sheltered in your loving embrace.



by D. M. Larson

From the published play "When Mell Fell for Nell"
ISBN-13: 978-1512007183

If I let myself fall, will you catch me in your arms? Will you be there to soften my fall? Sometimes you have to fall to know if there is anyone there to catch you... to know if anyone cares.

I let myself fall because I trust you, I believe in you, I know you will always be there for me. You give me hope, bring me comfort, reach out to me in the darkness and show me the light. You are my guiding light that leads me from the darkness... saving me from the bottomless abyss of my soul.

Falling, falling... into never ending night. Endlessly lost in nothingness... Until you appear... Waiting for me... waiting to catch me in your arms and hold me so I never fall again.


I HATE BUFFETS monologue

by D. M. Larson

From the published play "When Mel Fell for Nell"
ISBN-13: 978-1512007183

I hate buffets... Not for the obvious like germs... Get your fingers out of there! Yes I know Iím not your momma.... Just do it... Thatís gross... Donít you dare lick your fingers. Gross... Okay maybe itís the germs too...

But here is my main problem. All you can eat is way too much for me... Itís too much for everyone. Why do we need so many options? I hate all these choices. And I always feel like I make the wrong one.

I eat something and it sits like a lump in my stomach... I try another... Two lumps. Another... Itís all terrible... Buffets donít give you more... Just a lot of bad choices... I just want to find one place... A great place with something really good. One really good thing I can count on to always be good for me. So yummy I will just eat it over and over again... That one wonderful thing that settles inside me...

(Burps or almost throws up...)

Not this... This torture... Eating and eating bits of everything... Tearing me up inside... Itís gonna rip me apart.



by D. M. Larson

From the published play "When Mel Fell for Nell"
ISBN-13: 978-1512007183

Doesnít it always seem like weíre on hold? We constantly are calling about this or that. We are slaves to the phone, waiting anxiously for a human voice.

Companies try to make your experience pleasant by playing music. One company I called even had its own radio station dedicated to entertaining people on hold. My question is, "Why not make that person answer phones too?" There are probably more people working on message systems that put people on hold than there are answering phones.

I especially hate the ones that make you feel like youíre getting somewhere when you actually arenít. They come up with all these phrases that keep you interested:

(Does a mock answering machine voice)

"Only a few moments more... ring, ring... You have just advanced in our waiting order. Beep. Hello (big pause) you are the next caller. Do not hang up. We will be with you in a moment...after 10 more minutes... We will be with you in a moment. You are the next caller."

The most aggravating award goes to the electronic maze of number choices:

(Mock answering machine voice)

"Press one if you need customer assistance. Press two if you need customer information. Press three if you need customer guidance. Press four for more options." You wade endlessly through this maze of choices only to discover you still have to wait an hour to talk to someone.

Then thereís the notorious dead line. You wonder, "Did they hang up? Is someone there waiting for you to speak? Did they transfer your call to Albania?" You wait, unsure what to do.

When you finally get to talk to someone, you discover itís not even the right department. They have no clue what you are talking about and transfer you to someone who is equally clueless. Also while you were waiting they ask you to type in your account number, zip code, date of birth, then when you actually talk to a human, they ask you all over again. THEN WHY DID I JUST TYPE THAT IN!

When talking to a human, we know why it takes so long. They ask you a million useless questions, they find out YOUR question and transfer you to someone who goes through the same things only to discover they have no clue how to help you either!

Finally someone helps you and you end up receiving a six month subscription to Dogís Life Magazine. At least you got something for all your trouble, but wasnít that supposed to be your credit card company?


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Okay class. I know you hate classes that are required for your degree so I am going to try and make this as painless as possible.

Because you're taking a lot of loans, using a lot of credit and building up some serious debt to be here, I don't want this class to be any more difficult than it needs to be. I mean you are going to be paying off these loans for the next 20 or 30 years. It's like you're taking out a mortgage and buying a house. And who can afford a house mortgage anymore when you have all these loans, credit and debts piling up just so you can get a degree in Egyptology or Greek mythology?

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If you want to study a dead language or some mythological beast, go hang out in the library or watch the History Channel, but don't run up thousands of dollars in loans to study something that won't pay the bills. A Egyptologist is not going to change the world, but an attorney just might have the power to right some wrong.

Gandhi was a lawyer. So was Abraham Lincoln. And Nelson Mandela. These are great people that left their mark on history and transformed nations. I'm not telling you to transfer out of your history classes. History has wonderful lessons for us. I'm telling you not to major in it. Learn from history but then USE what you learned. Go out there and change things. And who better to change things than someone who understands how the system works than a lawyer.

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Class dismissed.

End of Monologue ****


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