Contemporary Monologues from Published Plays

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Contemporary Monologues from Published Plays

  • No Comparison – CORDELIA and SOPHIA is a play that drills deep on questioning the true definition of friendship.
  • Protective Shield – Rita talks to her best friend about the problems she has within herself about never being capable of opening up to another human being.
  • The Bear – Tiffany has been struggling with her chosen profession and as a last ditch effort turns to her teacher for help as to whether or not she should continue her work.
  • Coffee Table – Melanie is a psycho ward patient who has conversations with people who aren’t really there…or are they?
  • Beautiful Day – LINDA has never had the confidence to accept who she truly is in a physical sense.  While strolling through a park alone she encounters a stranger with a message that she takes to heart.
  • Two Shades Away – Melanie has long ago given up on her dreams of being a dancer but the haunting has not stopped.  Her good friend tries to encourage her to not give up on what matters most to her.  But is it already to late?
  • Shadows of My Mind – NAOMI opens up to her Aunt about a circle of depression she encounters in her life. Her Aunt shares her own personal story with her which grows their bond.
  • Pay Attention – Linda finds out that her boyfriend has been cheating on her with one of her close friends.  This all takes place while riding inside a cab.  The cab driver takes on empathy for Linda and the two share in raising one another’s spirits on a cold winter day.
  • I Can’t Win – Two parents come together to try and understand their daughter’s involvement with a man they feel isn’t the right fit for her.
  • Jasper The Whale – This is a one-act play about CHARLIE, a man at the end of his rope, who undergoes a final series of life memories, while talking to his best friend in the whole wide world, an ironclad statue of a whale.
  • Burden of Being Taken – This is a surrealistic piece.  BAKER comes home from the war and shares in horrific detail his experience.
  • Toast of Broadway – a melodramatic play on two lovers trying to make good on  a happy life with one another.
  • True Calling – CHARLA talks to her good friend about how she needs to follow her dreams and not give up on her true calling

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DRAMATIC 

FOR WOMEN

  1. All Of A Sudden – VICKY talks to her boyfriend about how he doesn’t listen when she needs him to really listen.
  2. The Signing – Eliza talks to her best friend about whether or not she should sign a prenuptial agreement.
  3. Protective ShieldRita talks to her friend about how she has a difficult time opening up to people she cares about.
  4. Contents Flammable – Nora talks about the tragic events that unfolded with her daughter. She speaks to a group of people in a therapy session.
  5. Beautiful Day – Linda talks to a stranger in a park about her physical appearance.
  6. White Tail Spider – A female serial killer doing what she does best….preparing herself for the final phase with her latest victim.
  7. Dark Side of My Moon – KIMALE talks to a friend about how he/she struggles with two sides to their personality.
  8. Can I Be A Mother? – REBECCA talks to her friend about the possibility of becoming a mother for the first time.
  9. Going Vegan – TIFFANY justifies her reason for choosing a vegan diet.

FOR MEN

  1. Henry and the Wizard – HENRY tells his wife that he is just an average man. Wizard is their dog, who happens to have a recovering broken leg.
  2. Wrong Side of the Tracks – BERNARDO visits an elderly rich woman on her estate.  As the story goes, when he was a younger man struggling to survive, he had asked this woman, Mrs. Emily for a loan to start a business.
  3. Where’s My Lasagna? – VITO talks to a recruit about having someone removed.
  4. One Of The Good Guys – CARLSTON goes off on a journalist who wrote a major cover story about him, reporting false allegations.
  5. Straight to the Nitty GrittyNED speaks with a heavy Irish accent.  He’s the guy you don’t want to wake up to while being strapped to a chair.
  6. ChallengedGREGORY talks to his girlfriend about his own peculiar challenge when it comes to fulfilling personal goals.
  7. Final Film Reel – J talks about how there are life images he would like to have played back to him as a highlighted film reel of his life, when it’s his time to pass.
  8. Good Manners – FAGEN talks to his digital voice recorder, which he keeps as his personal journal, about his latest experiences with his girlfriend.
  9. Bendable – MR. WILSON talks with his students about the possibility of bringing forth the physical existence of something from one’s imagination.

COMEDIC 

FOR WOMEN

  1. Just For Laughs – Jane is sitting around a kitchen table having coffee and cake with her closest friends.  The women all share stories of teasing and playing practical jokes on their children.  Jane shares a recent story of a joke she played on her son unbeknown-st to him.
  2. Phone Calls – Meagan talks to her girlfriend over lunch about her frustration over the games guys play when it comes to making the first call. 
  3. Underwhelm – This is a dark humor monologue that explores a woman who is numb to life.
  4. Just One Thing – Jane talks to her girlfriend about how she can’t stand her boyfriend farting all the time.
  5. Gangster Grandma – GANGSTER GRANDMA talks to her Grandson about whacking one of her long time friends after bingo.
  6. The Girls – Dana is listening to her girlfriend’s new love interest with hidden disgust and apparent loneliness.
  7. Ready, Aim, AIM – ROSE talks to her boyfriend about being more considerate when he urinates “partially” into the toilet bowl.
  8. Dog Anxiety – Raquel stops over her neighbors in her apartment complex building. She tells her of the terrible creature of a dog she has been babysitting for another friend.
  9. Little Critters – Sarah is doing her “data entry” work at her job. She sits in her tiny cubicle when she notices a bug moving on top of her keypad. To say that she is scared of bugs is a huge understatement. She is petrified of bugs.

FOR MEN

  1. There He Is – PETE talks about how annoying his co-worker Andrew is and how he is caught in a world of inner turmoil over it.
  2. Nutter – POP talks to his wife about the nutter their daughter is dating.
  3. Side Effects – DOCTOR OSVALD KNICKERBOCKER is a German Doctor who has flown overseas to warn Americans of a new approaching epidemic.
  4. Upon My Return – Sir Walter Walter speaks to his Lord about killing captured defiers of the throne and stopping afterwards for some Burger King.  
  5. YO – KIRBY is having a really bad day and it gets worse when one of his workers calls him “yo” instead of by his real name.
  6. Average Asshole – An OWNER of a manufacturing company fires an employee, but first tells him what an asshole he is.
  7. Medium – This is a comedy monologue about a man who imagines himself being 6’5 when in reality he’s about 5’8.
  8. Public High – about a guy who goes outside his apartment for the first time, while stoned out of his mind.  He is accompanied by his weed expert girlfriend.
  9. Sack and Crack – BRUCE calls his friend with an emergency regarding his most precious jewels.

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