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My New Normal by Adam Brandner (5-7 min. Cut as needed. M or F, Dramatic$6.50
Sam, an emotional, naive high school student, confides a deep, dark secret in his best friend who then goes and tells everyone at school what Sam is hiding. In this monologue, Sam discovers that his whole life will be changing very quickly and he will soon have to find his ‘New Normal.’
Number 223 by Marla Crowe (7-10 min, F) Dramatic$6.50
This dramatic monologue is about the struggle and agony that one must endure while waiting for their number to come up on the transplant list.
P.E. Not Physical Education, Petrifying Experience by Nancy J. Cavanaugh (5-7 min, Cut as needed, 1F ) Humorous$6.50
Sheila is horrified to find out that her middle school P.E. class requires, not only changing into ugly gym uniforms in front of all the other girls, but also taking a showers. In this monologue she describes her first gym-class shower which turns out to be humiliating enough to qualify her for the Guinness Book of World Records Most Embarrassing Moments. Listening to Sheila’s unfortunate episode in the locker room is sure to make audiences laugh, and maybe even groan a little too.
Pop Crackle and Snap… It’s Over by Marla Crowe (7-10 min, F) Dramatic$6.50
In this dramatic monologue a young girl is about to get a date with the justice she has been longing for.
Removing the Hat by Luke Morgan (12-15 min. Cut as needed 1M) Humorous$10.00
Throughout human history, people with red hair have been looked down upon, teased, and persecuted. “Removing the Hat” is a hyperbolic look at that tribulation through the eyes of Luke, told in a series of vignettes with doctors, bullies, inept school counselors, and unforgiving parents. At the end of the day, is being an endangered species all it’s cracked up to be? This piece is most effective if the performing actor has red hair, poor thing.
Rock Bottom by Adam Brandner (7-10 min. Cut as needed. M) Dramatic$6.50
TITUS is a young man who has been going through hard times. He finds himself on a park bench trying to drink his troubles away when the ANGEL OF DEATH appears before him. In this monologue, TITUS speaks to the ANGEL trying to convince him that he is not yet ready for death. In doing so, TITUS realizes just how awful his behavior has been. Will the ANGEL take Titus? Or will a second chance be given?
Running from the Cops by Debbie Cavanaugh (7-10 min, F) Dramatic$6.50
They say that people have to learn by experience. It happened on one sluggish night, when temperatures were hot, and boredom ran high. Publishers note- This would be a good D.A.R.E. piece.
She Looks Good by Charlotte Jones (10-12 min. Cut as needed, F) Dramatic$6.50
In this dramatic monologue, a teen recounts how her obsession with her looks develops into a struggle with anorexia.
Shitake (shi-tah-key) Mushrooms by Marla Crowe (10-12 min. Cut as needed. Cut as needed, M or F) Humorous$6.50
There is no crime in being sensitive. The only problem is that sensitivity occurs in strange places and can make even the most common of occurrences, such as, grocery shopping, a true challenge.
So Long, Mother Goose by Cynthia Wallace (7 min, F) Humorous$6.50
Living happily ever after is a phenomenon only guaranteed in fairy tales. It seldom occurs in real life and certainly never in nursery rhymes.
Special Request by Patrick Bates (10-12 min. Cut as needed. F) Humorous$6.50
A young performer uses her acting skills while waiting tables to land a role of a lifetime.
Spot Up on Miss Parkinson by Patrick Bates (10-12 min. Cut as needed, F) Humorous$6.50
Miss Parkinson, 24, is a first year teacher speaking on the bus after taking her theater students on HER first field trip.
The Bone Business by Dee Cliburn (7-10 min, F) Dramatic$6.50
When Papa Klute stole a child for Miss Etta, he thought he had a boy. As it turned out, he had a girl.
The Class Reunion by Stephanie Christensen (12-15 min. Cut as Needed) 7, M or F, HI$10.00
Were you ever the outcast of the high school “scene”? Have you ever been forced to go to a class reunion that you know will go so terribly wrong? Jonathan Dunsky finds himself dealing with exactly that, attending a 15 year reunion dance that drudges up more awkward memories than he would like to remember. Yearning all his life for a place to belong and friends to trust, Jonathan must face the challenges of looking his past straight in the eye, in order to move on. However, he finds that this 15 year class reunion is even wackier than he could ever imagine. To his surprise, a place to belong could lie in the hands of the crazy weird kid Gilbert. When the two outcasts meet, Jonathan finds that they’re not so different after all.
The Night Before by Stephanie Christensen (10-12 Min) Humorous$10.00
Younger siblings can lead to all sorts of messes. Sally- the younger sister of recently engaged Sandra- is infamous for her history of scatterbrained buffoonery, but her sister Sandra extends her trust to her anyways. A story of sisterly love, attempted redemption, and a ridiculous bachelorette party: The Night Before exemplifies the bond of “family first”. A script best suited for a mature performer and audience.
The Normal One (10-12 min. Cut as needed, F) Dramatic$6.50
Annie is a normal teenage girl, but “normal” is the last word anyone would use to describe her brother Elliot. This dramatic monologue peeks into the joy, love, anger, and fear that go along with having a sibling with special needs.