Here’s 20 best performing monologues from plays for actors. You will find a collection of one-act plays for teens or adults ranging in comedy/drama.
MB has received good feedback from actors who have been using the monologues below and we compiled this short list to share them with you.
20 Best Performing Monologues from Plays
- Protective Shield – Rita spends some one on one time with her closest friend to seek help with the fact that she can’t seem to be vulnerable with people important in her life.
- Shadows of My Mind – Naomi talks to her favorite Aunt about the quiet trouble she finds herself in with depression.
- Beautiful Day – Linda is taking a stroll in a park when she meets a stranger and surprisingly confesses how she doesn’t feel and look beautiful.
- Two Shades Away – At some point Melanie feels like she went off track and this monologue examines how she struggles to find herself again.
- Treat Me Nice – Corinne has the most difficult time being close with her mother despite how hard she tries.
- Coffee Table – Melanie is institutionalized for mental health and this monologue shows what she experiences.
- Contents Flammable – Nora blames herself for a tragic accident that took place with her daughter.
- Darling Face – Beverly wants to escape her current life of boredom.
- Agree to Disagree – Harpa expects her friend to be honest with her and not say things just to agree.
- The Bear – Tiffany cares about people to the extent that it emotionally causes her damage.
- Something Else Takes Over – Taliya struggles with her temper and feels that she loses it because of the treatment caused by her mother in their household.
- Mind Trick – this monologue explores the difficulty of fitting in and trying to explain it.
- Potato Head – Ronda talks to her cousin to try and get her out of the house watching television and to enjoy life outside.
- Dark Place – Jeffrey is in a mental asylum where he receives a visitation from a friend.
- No Comparison – Cordelia is trying to come to grips with her own desire and attraction to women.
- Acting Different – Cassandra presses her boyfriend to act like the way she knows him while in front of his friends.
- See Me – Alina is an actress who is trying to manage rejection from an important drama school.
- Landed On Your Doorstep – Billy sets the record straight with his cousin accusing him of giving up on his dreams.
- Rather Be A Man – Kim is exhausted with the way men have their cheap pick up lines.
- Smile Pretty, Alice – Anita gets involved with her neighbors cheating ways.
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