The following monologues are published in the book "Flowers in the Desert" which is a play about a group home for trouble girls. The play is inspired by the real life experiences of my grandparents "Sarge" and "Ma." ISBN-13: 978-1530169085
"Helping these girls is like trying to grow flowers in the desert and that ain't easy." - Sarge
"First Words" Monologue from a play - Female (45 seconds to 1 minute)
"Waiting on the Bride" Monologue - Male (2-3 minutes) that gives an actor a chance to go from a case of serious nerves to showing he is deeply in love with someone. It has a nice mix of comedy and drama.
"Blondes Prefer Gentlemen" is a stage play script by D. M. Larson about two women who want to make it big in Hollywood. The script features the monologues: A Magical Place, Worse Off, Slay the Dragon, Girls of America Beware, Peanut Butter Flavored Toothpaste, Phone It In, Mockery of Success, This Girl Comes As Is, In My Underwear, Take It Easy, and You Slayed the Angel of my Innocence
FEATURED MONOLOGUE "A MAGICAL PLACE"
DOTTY: I dream of being an actor. I want to act and make people happy. My performances will fill people's hearts with happiness. I will make people laugh and cry, just like the actors in movies. Movies always brought me comfort over the years. I love watching a great movie where the actors feel like real people. The best actors are the ones that draw me in and I forget where I am. I love getting lost in the new world they've created, which allows me to forget about the problems in life for awhile. Sometimes, it feels like the whole world is against me and keeping me from my dream. My parents don't understand why I want to be an actor. They think I'm a silly kid who wants to be some rich and famous movie star. But acting is not about being popular or wealthy. It's about doing something I love. There is nothing I'm more passionate about. I feel so lost and empty when I'm not acting. Performing in a play on stage makes me feel alive. I love being a part of a story and becoming a new person. It's like I'm escaping to some other reality and I go to a magical place where I can be someone else.
END OF MONOLOGUE
"PEANUT BUTTER FLAVORED TOOTHPASTE"
A comedy monologue from "Blondes Prefer Gentlemen"
DEBBY: It's such an honor to be auditioning for you. I love all your commercials, like the one about Frank's Flavored Dentures. Hilarious! I need a moment to warm up before we get started. Mi, mi, mi. La, la, la. Okay, I'm ready as a bowl of spaghetti. Here is my audition: "Peace's peanut butter flavored toothpaste. Brush with our better peanut buttery paste." And here is version 2. I thought I'd rewrite it a bit. I hope you don't mind. "Peace's peanut buttery paste is something you should taste. Brush better with Peace's peanut buttery toothpaste." How's that? Was that good? You like it? Did I get the part? Please... I need this job. My rent is overdue and I need this so badly. Or I could be one of your writers... did you like my version better? Please!!!
(MOLLY has discovered that she has a special power that will help the other people who have taken refuge in a church during an apocalyptic event. She has never been a leader or a hero and is upset about having this new responsibility)
I wish I knew what that was all about... What does this all have to do with me? I never was important before. I never was special. I'm not the most religious person. I was in the church choir because I loved to sing. I didn't really do much else. I've lived a good enough life but nothing unique... nothing miraculous. I don't know what to do. I have no direction. How can I do something important when I don't even feel important.
(She begins to feel anger and frustration)
I didn't chose this mission... I didn't ask God to make me a vessel or some tool. I didn't chose this, God. I didn't ask for this.
(Her anger turns to sadness. She feels weak and tired)
I'm not strong enough. I'll fail.
(She is quiet a moment and is fighting back the tears. Suddenly she realizes that she can help someone very important to her. This realization gives her new strength)
But if there is some way to help Turk... If I have the power to do that. I want to save him.
(The memories of the horrible evil they have been fighting come back to her and scare her)
He protected me... but he knew something was different... something was very wrong. We tried to keep away from others... we didn't want anyone else to get hurt. But he was injured... and I had to find help.
(She fights back her fear and focuses on saving Turk, the person she loves. Strength and conviction are in her voice now. She has overpowered her sadness and fear)
I have to do something... I can't stand by and let this happen to him... It was so horrible what happened to the others... I can't watch that happen to him too. I have to fight back.
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