75 Eye-Opening Teen Play Monologues for young actors hungry to take a bite out of contemporary drama from published plays. Let’s get it.
Our teen monologues all come from published play scripts created through Monologue Blogger with new scripts added on an ongoing basis. Enjoy!
75 Eye-Opening Teen Play Monologues
Cassandra cares about her boyfriend but doesn’t like it when he puts on a show like he’s someone else in front of his friends.
FOR ALL WE’VE GOT
Luna is scared that her life will add up to nothing and her fears feel like they are creeping up on her with each day. She speaks to her best friend for an exit strategy.
BETTER LEFT UNSAID
Sal comes from an abusive home and turns to his friend Riggs for a plan on how he can get away from it all.
Matt confesses to his mother why he hasn’t been going out with his friends all summer.
Doogie is crushing on his best friend Everly and accidentally lets it slip out that he likes her.
DESPITE THE RAIN
Elizabeth gets asked for help by a private investigator to help him solve a case he’s working on but what may need solving is himself.
Lana has tried to be there for her friend Jill, but she believes her kindness and helping hand has been getting taken for granted.
Tina is already feeling guilt-stricken because she doesn’t know if she can step out of the recording studio to attend what may be her Grandmother’s final birthday.
I’M NOT DUMB
Tabitha doesn’t feel like she’s the brightest or the coolest at school and she speaks privately to her guidance counselor for help.
NOWHERE NEAR HAPPY
Ava makes good money as a teen entrepreneur and wishes that her parents would let her help them out financially.
GONE BEFORE YOU LEFT
Tash is frightened that she will be left behind when she learns of Peggy runaway to Manhattan with her boyfriend.
Janice is undergoing a rude awakening when she realizes she’s not gaining admittance into any of the schools she’s applied for.
Kendra wants to live her life as if nothing is wrong with her, but her mother continually reminds her out of love that her breathing condition can be dangerous if she’s not careful.
Alina is down on her luck because she isn’t getting accepting to any drama schools after auditioning.
ROSE TO ASH
Aggie is miserable and fed up with how her Uncle raised her and she wants out.
OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD
Cindy is horrified that on her way to see her Grandparents she accidentally hit a squirrel while driving her car.
DUST IN OUR EYES
Dean’s message to his friend is Paula is clear, she needs to put herself first and carve out a life’s path for herself.
OTHER SIDE OF THE CHASM
Chad is in a dark place because although he really wants to go to college, he can’t afford it or get any loans, but his friend Lea gives him hope.
LOVE IS A STRONG WORD
Mischa’s boyfriend visits her at her first year of college, but she surprises him with wanting to end their relationship so she can have what she considers the full college experience.
WHISPERS OF TREES
Nate has always been living in the shadow of his brother but his girlfriend Shelly sees thinks entirely different.
PIT OF MY STOMACH
Nina puts her foot down to her father demanding that he stop living his criminal life and putting them both at risk.
Susan like this guy at school and isn’t sure if she should make the first move.
STRANGER IN THE ROOM
Andrea has recently moved to a new town with her family where everyone seems weird and strange.
THE OUTCOME OF DESIGN
Jeffrey and Gesebel have a philosophical conversation about life as they know it and believe it to be.
Harrison feels like he’s been struck by love when he first meets Tiffany, but after the party he’s had to find her again and learn more about who she truly is.
Charla give a heart felt talk to her friend over the fact that she doesn’t wish for her to stop following her dreams.
Abby loves building doll creatures, so much so that she also has length conversations with them…
Tiffany’s life priority seems to have been to always put others first but she’s slowly beginning to realize that her self neglect isn’t the best thing.
GONE TOO SOON
Tarva is doing the best she can over taking care of her heartbroken father.
LICK MY WOUNDS
Crystal feels like her boyfriend isn’t into her as much as he once was and because of it she tells him that maybe it’s best they call it quits.
Jasmine criticizes her cousin over the fact that she’s allowing materialism to get in the way of things that should matter more.
Bella always feels second best when it comes to her mother’s attention and she finally reveals how it’s been having a negative impact on her life.
Michelle is fed up with how her sister always looks to get attention by creating family drama, rather than doing things with love.
THOSE DAYS ARE OVER
Marsha expresses her point of view to her sister over why she thinks she’s always deliberately causing trouble.
STOP PLAYING THE VICTIM
Sally confronts her friend as to why she is always so unhappy and non-supportive when it comes to good news.
THE NEXT CHAPTER
After traveling back home from California dreaming, Emily tells her friend the truth of her experiences trying to be a musical artist.
Jud is in a bad place and needs to borrow a weapon in order to raise some cash to escape her life.
WITH A BROKEN WING
Bob isn’t taking Lea to prom, but he cares about her so much that he is still willing to give her the money she needs to buy the dress she wants.
APRIL AND JAN
Sometimes friend’s grow apart and in this case April wishes to understand why Jan has become distant with her.
WHEN WE IMAGINE
Two school friends find a common bond when they get a glimpse of the other’s life similar to their own.
Shadira is a young hardworking figure skater who doesn’t ever feel like she’s getting the support she needs from her family.
SOMETHING ELSE TAKES OVER
Taliya opens up to her Aunt about her temper flare ups and how she has an extreme difficulty in controlling them.
LOST AND FOUND
Kimmie has had a life-changing situation occur when her friend passed away and now she tries to find meaning in her own life in order to honor who she lost.
SLIVER OF SINCERITY
Lenora wants to see her sister communicate and open up to people rather than being so self-absorbed and emotionless all of the time.
SEE ME AS A STRANGER
Gordy has a baby to take care of and doesn’t even know how to take care of himself, but he knows he loves his daughter and is determined to be responsible.
BEHIND THE EIGHT BALL
Helena is a young woman who exists on her own terms financially, but it doesn’t come without its problems.
TREAT ME DIFFERENT
Marshall is struggling to come to terms with his true identity and doesn’t know how to talk to his father about his experience.
DON’T LEAVE ME WITHOUT MUFFIN
Ginger is halfway out the front door when her mother catches her leaving during the middle of the night.
MOMMA, I’M NO FOOL
Daphne has found her real father and is planning to meet him, despite her mother’s misgivings about it.
SIREN IN THE NIGHT
Crystal has a negative reaction to someone trying to give her money on the street.
Justin is in love with his best friend’s sister Judy and doesn’t know what he should do for fear of ruining his friendship.
PLEASE FORGIVE ME
Jesse’s troubles at home have impacted how he treats his girlfriend and things aren’t looking so good for him because of it.
Laquisha feels as though her mother is too militant on her pursuits of being a professional track & field athlete.
Rob has found his biological father to tell him all of his pent up emotions he has held inside himself throughout the years of never knowing him.
A SENSE OF BELONGING
Beverly is a loner not by choice, although she tries to fit in she always seems to get pushed away by the other teens at school
Charade comes from a well to do family which causes those around her to think that her life is perfect when in actuality it is nothing but.
MORE WAYS THAN ONE
Porterfield is a troubled youth who gets a second chance opportunity from his school principal to prove he is more than a troublemaker.
THE WAY HOME
Jasmine is a successful entrepreneur who still lives at home with her family, but she is bold enough to want to buy her own house and move out.
PIPER’S COMING HOME
Jerome isn’t happy that Skylar doesn’t want to have a heart and offer up his room to help a friend that’s in need.
Brianna doesn’t like the disrespect guys seem to show her who are only after one thing and wishes she can meet a guy that’s decent and knows how to be respectful and kind.
MY SIDE OF THINGS
Clara talks to her sister about how the walls she keeps putting up between them don’t need to exist if they are ever to become close.
VOICES IN THE TREES
Marina suffers from a mental illness and when her brother teases her, the disruption in the family can get out of control.
This character tries to understand themselves better in the face of what should be deemed as normal in society.
YOU’RE A POTATO HEAD
Ronda’s cousin never wants to leave the house to do anything fun and instead prefers to watch TV all of the time.
Reloya has been a burden on her father both emotionally and financially and she’s reached the limit to his concerns.
DARK SIDE OF MY MOON
Jobe talks to his brother about his intense need to win and out work anyone who crosses his path.
Lillia saw her boyfriend kissing another girl and she intends to end things and understand why he did what he did.
WASTE OF TIME
Byron wants to drop out of school to follow his dream of building and selling bikes, but his parents have a very different perspective.
Chizel gets increasingly concerned after daring a friend to go swim far out into a polluted lake.
THE GHOSTS OF OUR ANCESTORS
Tiara tries to come up with a plan with her Uncle Ivan to save their family’s estate.
AGREE TO DISAGREE
Harper talks to her friend about how she doesn’t always have to agree with everything she says in order to be liked.
Kyle is a new transfer student and already being sent to detention where he strikes up a new friendship with Scarlet.
ROGER USED TO BE WILLY
Rosanna is making her way back home after running away and discovers new things about her family that she didn’t know existed.
JUST SO YOU KNOW
Sally wishes her sister would treat her better and takes a stand against her behavior.
Zoe can’t bare to continue being friend’s with the man she is secretly in love with when she learns he has a girlfriend.