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by D. M. Larson with art by Shiela Larson

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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.

       




"Plan B" funny monologue from the published play "Somebody Famous" by D. M. Larson

MACY

You could drop one of those theatre lights up there on her. Those guards would sure scramble then.

We’ll call that plan B.

You sure we can’t drop that on her just for fun?

I guess I don’t want to become a red shirt… red’s not my color.

What’s the point of escaping? My time is almost up and if I ran Gussie and I couldn’t…

...Gussie made me promise not to tell anyone about his proposal...

I just realized that I can’t even shop for my own ring. Parole violation.

And I hate shopping online. Online, catalogs… that’s like pure torture… I have to touch diamonds. See them sparkle.

I saw this wedding dress once that sparkled like diamonds. It was an outdoor wedding and the sun lit her up… Oh, it was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. I need that dress!

And they can play my favorite song at wedding as I am walking like a giant diamond to Gus…

(MACY is lost in some fantasy and starts singing)

“Diamonds are a girls… best… friend…”

(MACY snaps out of it)

Please don’t tell him I told you.

END OF MONOLOGUE


Free Original Funny (Humorous) Monologues

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"Cassandra"

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

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Free Teen Original Monologues

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



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Free Monologues From Published Plays

free published dramatic monologue for audition, workshop or classroom


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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

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"My William Shatner Man Crush"

Male Comedy Monologue from Published Play (2+ minutes)

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"BREAKING BREAD"
1 minute monologue
by D. M. Larson


Copyright (c) 2017 All Rights Reserved
For permission to use this monologue, contact doug@freedrama.net

Nothing good comes from the southside. We’re born bad and everyone here tries to keep it that way. But for some reason, I pray. I pray for a better day. A day when we don’t have to beg or steal our meal. I want us to earn what we need and deserve it. I’m tired of the whining and crying. I will lift myself up and make it better.

I go to church, and hide in the back in my hoodie, hoping no one will recognize me. Nobody here but the oldies and the goodies anyway. I listen, hoping to understand something the priest says. It’s mostly alien to me. My family never went to church much. Just Easter and Christmas, at least until mama died. Then nobody cared anymore after that. Nobody but me.

I want something different now. I want something better. Let me unlock the key to a new life. A life that’s not wasted. I don’t want to waste away here like everyone else. Make me better. Make me matter. Let me make a difference.

END OF MONOLOGUE

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)

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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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