Below are monologues from my plays that individuals may use at no cost for auditions and classroom work. Here's how it works--please read the instructions carefully:
1.Email me with your name (first name only is fine if you're under 18; full name if you're over 18), school or theatre/agency affiliation, city, state/country and the monologue(s) you'd like to use, and please let me know whether you will be using the monologue for classroom work or an audition. And don't forget that "please" and "thank you" go a long way.
Special Circumstances 1 (Public Performances/Competition): If you wish to use a monologue for competition or in a public setting (scenes night, etc), contact the publisher directly if it's from one of my published plays (contact me about my unpublished work).
Special Circumstances 2 (Teacher Use): If you are a teacher looking to use a group of my monologues, please keep in mind that the intent of this page is largely to help individual students and performers who may not be in a position to provide remuneration. While you will not be asked to pay if materials are only used in a closed classroom, please consider supporting me as an artist by A) Producing one of my plays, B) Spreading the word to other prospective producers about my work and C) Purchasing a copy of Young Playwrights 101, my playwriting book, or some of my published plays. 2. Allow yourself enough time for a response (minimum one week is recommended). If you write the day before you need a monologue, I may be traveling or working on a project and unable to respond, in which case you're out of luck. Regrettably, I'm unable to provide specific monologue suggestions: it's up to you to read through the choices and decide what's right for you.
3. If you'd like to read the entire play from which the monologue comes, you can do that. Just follow the link on the monologue's page: it will take you to the play's page, where you will find ordering instructions! (Sometimes there is even a direct order link on the monologue's page!)
4. By using one of my monologues, you grant me permission to add you to my newsletter email list. I promise not to email you too often, and I will never share your email with anyone.
5.If you're a student, please tell your teacher or director about me! If you're a teacher or director, please consider my plays for potential production!
It's that easy. Now read on for a great selection of monologues!
Study With Me! Want to study with me? Sign up for my online Introduction to Playwriting courses through Screenwriters University. New course starts June 20th!
Upcoming Guest Artist Visits I'm excited to be returning to the Asian Festival of Children's Content in Singapore in late May, and during this trip, I will also be a guest at the Australian International School in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and then heading on to Yokohama International School in the Tokyo area.
The Locker Next 2 Mine Now Available My dramedy about teen suicide and dealing with loss, The Locker Next 2 Mine, is now available in both full-length and one-act (ideal for competition) versions. The full-length version had its world premiere at The Randolph School in Huntsville (AL) in November, and the one-act version had its premiere at Soquel High School in Santa Cruz (CA) in February. You could stage the next production!
Brandon High School (Ortonville, MI), May 2013
Though the one-act version, available from Playscripts, stands on its own (and is perfect for competition!), this play was always intended to be a full-length composed of three acts: Rumors of Polar Bears, Ursa Major and Northern Lights. Look for the other two plays in the cycle sometime in 2013.
My Rock Star Can Beat Up Your Boy Band:Look for this one-act comic whodunit in 2013...