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Free Monologues

by D. M. Larson with art by Shiela Larson



Small Cast Plays for One Actor (Monologues)

Here are some sample videos of actors performing some of our best free monologues from published play scripts.



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TIPS FOR FINDING MONOLOGUES
1. Be sure to find a monologue that is right for your age. For example, don't pick one about a mother, father, wife or husband if you're not old enough to be one.

2. Select a monologue you can relate to. Find one that has an experience you share or an emotional you can connect to. Look for a character you understand or that is similar to yourself.

Free Monologues From Published Plays

free published dramatic monologue for audition, workshop or classroom


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Free Teen Original Monologues

teen teenage high school age monologue free for classroom, audition, workshop



MONOLOGUES FOR TEENS

Free Original Comedy

comedy funny solo performer script monologue

"Cassandra"

Short Comedic Monologue from Published Script- Female (1 minute)

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Free Female Original Scripts

free monologue for female teen teenager child high school age actress

"The Not So Perfect Child"

Female Monologue Female from Published Play (2-3 minutes)

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Free Male Original Plays

free monologue for male actor

"My William Shatner Man Crush"

Male Comedy Monologue from Published Play (2+ minutes)

MORE FREE MALE MONOLOGUES

Flowers in the Desert stage play script with monologues for teen actors


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Stage Play Script


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay by J. K. Rowling




Original Dramas

original dramatic monologue from published play script

"Demons"

Short Dramatic Monologue for male or female (3 minutes)

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Children / Kids

comedy monologue male free audition workshop classroom from published play script

"The Big Bad Wolf"

Comedic Monologue (1 minute)

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"Princess (Where is my Prince Charming?)"

Dramedy monologue- Female (2 minutes)

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"Wishing" - Dreamy monologue from a published play - Female (1-2 minutes)

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"My Mask"

Short Monologue from Published Script- Female (30 seconds)

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"Mother Earth"

Monologue-Woman
Drama Monologue for Female (2-4 minutes)

MORE LONG SOLO SCRIPTS


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ACTING TIPS FOR NEW ACTORS
The main mistake I see new actors make when performing monologues is that they pick only one emotion and use it throughout the whole monologue. One example is with the monologue called Demons - http://www.freedrama.net/demons.html

When I had actors try the Demons monologue, several selected one sad or angry emotion and used it throughout which made it a boring performance. The best performances were the ones who selected different types of emotions for different parts of the script. Even though the whole monologue is sad, there are elements of anger, fear, hurting, desperation, madness and even love. The actors that found different emotions to use in different parts were the most interesting and enjoyable to listen to.


TIPS FOR NEW ACTORS ABOUT STAGE FRIGHT
The short monologues below are a good way to help you work through your stage fright if this is something you struggle with. By practicing short monologues, it can boost your confidence. Don't feel bad about being nervous. Some very famous people had stage fright: Elvis Presley, Barbra Streisand, Meryl Streep and Sir Laurence Olivier.

Stage fright is a challenge a lot of people have. I've acted many times but I still get nervous right before I go on. But once I start performing I totally forget about the people and focus on my character. Focus only on your character and your story. Become that character. If you become the character, then it is this other person up there and not yourself. If you need to face the audience, don't look at anyone. Pick a point to look at in the back of the room and focus on that. Many performers (including myself) use the nervous energy and put it in their performance.

Singer Stevie Nicks explains how this helps her performance rather than hurts it. "If you have stage fright, it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?"

For free short monologues, go to http://freedrama.net/small1o.html

Freedrama also has free monologues for teen and child actors: http://freedrama.net/small1t.html (teen) and http://freedrama.net/small1k.html (children)


These monologues are excellent for auditions, workshops, classrooms and competitions. Freedrama gives you a chance to use some new, original, fresh monologues that have not been performed over and over again. By using a monologue that isn’t as familiar, you’ll give the casting director a chance to enjoy the overall audition and focus on you as an individual actor.

Otherwise you might be compared to other actors who have used the same monologue or worse… you’ll pick a monologue that the casting director is sick of hearing or that is being used by another actor at the same audition. Check out some great, newer monologues including many that are from published plays at http://freedrama.net/small1p.html




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*Freedrama scripts are FREE to use in a classroom, audition, competition, or workshop.  But ALL mentions and printouts of the script should include the author (D. M. Larson) and the source (Freedrama.net). You may add links to the scripts on your website, but do NOT repost the text of this script online, even for educational use. For more information, please see my blog post “How Plagiarism Hurts Authors.”


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