1 Minute Monologues DRAMA

Drama monologues play a significant part in your actor’s toolbox.  Having a 1-2-3 minute monologue in your back pocket for an audition is essential.


PROTECTIVE SHIELD – This monologue questions the idea of having an angel looking out for you in times of need.

SECOND LOOK – The natural elements of beauty slowly falling from grace because of aging.

SMILE PRETTY, ALICE – A woman confronts her neighbor in regards to infidelity.

I CAN’T WIN – Coming up against a rebellious daughter is no easy task for this mother.

CONTENTS FLAMMABLE – A devastating accident that does more than leave a scar on a young child’s face.

GOING, GOING, GONE – This mother has reached her limit with the ongoing demands coming from her entire family.

THE BACK ROOM – This monologue examines the urges one can experience against their better judgement.

PAY ATTENTION – A woman finally comes to terms with the proof of having a cheating man.

JUST A CRACK – About a woman who wants complete happiness in her relationship but feels that her boyfriend may not be the right fit.

BEAUTIFUL DAY – Linda wants to feel loved and appreciated both inwardly and outwardly.

COFFEE TABLE – suffering from mental illness.

SPIRIT FORWARD – An inspiring monologue to encourage and push a loved one forward during a difficult time of self-doubt.

ONE THING – Brianna talks about how it always seems that guys are after only one thing.

BREAKING THROUGH – Trying to find a common denominator with your child is truly difficult for this mom.

INNER CORE – Shelly struggles to cope with her depression.


STAND UP – A monologue about motivation and keeping the fire alive inside yourself.

STRAIGHT TO THE NITTY GRITTY – A wickedly horrific Irish gangster monologue.

CAGED MONKEYS – This monologue drives home an encounter with racism.

ART OF BALANCE – A samurai master gives a bit of wisdom to a young American student about balance.

WASTED TALENT – The terrible downside of being a struggling musician.

UNBEKNOWNST TO CHARLIE BOY – Charlie talks to his co-worker friend in the break-room without first noticing that he has passed away.

KEEP YA HEADS TURNED – A western styled monologue about a legendary figure giving a warning to a bunch of petty criminals.

FAIL FAST – A monologue of encouragement about not fearing failure.

POLITICALLY CORRECT – Sometimes miscommunications take place that allude to one thing when in reality it wasn’t meant to be so.

BLIND IGNORANCE – A father discussing the prospect of handing his business over to the son he doesn’t like.

BUCK THE SYSTEM – A cousin explains that he wants nothing to do with a criminal deed.

SPINNING IN SPACE – This monologue explores existence in the face of commercialism.

AFRAID OF HEMINGWAY – A writer fears the possibility of losing his ability to write.

BENDABLE – A teacher shares with his students the potential he feels lives inside each and every one of them.

MONEY CAN’T BUY HAPPINESS – A man talks to a stranger about who he is and who he wants to be.


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