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My Life in Babysitters by D’Arcy Robb Inspired by an essay by David Rosenthal (12-15 min. Cut as needed. M or F) Humorous$10.00
It’s the easiest babysitting job on the planet: watching one smart, well-behaved, adult-like child named David. But somehow, the family winds up with a string of dysfunctional babysitters, from strength trainer Greta to method actress Elena to date-crazy Jessica – and David winds up learning quite a few hilarious, bizarre lessons from them.
My Mother the…by Mike Noland (10-12 min. Cut as needed, 1M) Humorous$7.00
This is the story of a typical boy, who tells a little lie to impress a girl and steals a little candy to impress his friends and it worked. Yippee! At least it did, until it all falls apart because of one person, his mom. How did she find out? Well it may have something to do with the fact that she may be a witch.
My Name is Amy by Kindra Campbell (7-10 min, F) Dramatic$7.00
A babysitters worst fear comes to life. Amy is watching Charlie, a 4 year old and when she awakes to find him missing, she searches frantically for him.
My New Normal by Adam Brandner (5-7 min. Cut as needed. M or F, Dramatic$7.00
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$7.00
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.
One Bus Town by Theresa Laws (10-12 min, 1M and 1F, Cut as needed)$12.00
Melinda is safe and sound minding the counter in her small town convenience store. Cody, a dashing stranger, waits and waits for a bus that’s long over due. Neither one seems so content with their lives.
Our Depression Speech by Tim Mogford (10-12 min; cut as needed. 1M, 1F)$12.00
It is a situation familiar to all school students: the dreaded Oral Presentation. This one – on (of course) the Great Depression – has the added joy of bringing Carrie and Tom together in the group. See, Carrie and Tom have been “CarrieandTom” and now – well, not so much. The painful, silly reality of the classroom is added to the comic tension of complicated school relationships in this funny and poignant piece about young love.
P.E. Not Physical Education, Petrifying Experience by Nancy J. Cavanaugh (5-7 min, Cut as needed, 1F ) Humorous$7.00
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.
Passing Class by Patrick Bates (10-12 min, 1M and 1F, Cut as needed)$12.00
Love springs eternal during an orientation visit to a college for Alan and Denni, two bright-eyed would be college freshmen intent on finding their futures through education and in love.
Pop Crackle and Snap… It’s Over by Marla Crowe (7-10 min, F) Dramatic$7.00
In this dramatic monologue a young girl is about to get a date with the justice she has been longing for.
Postal Man Joey by Cal Growney (7-10 min.) M, Dramatic$7.00
Postal Man Joey is a story about friendship and acceptance of past trauma. By sharing his story with Vincent, Joey finds his peace during the anniversary of his son’s death, and both gain a close friend in the process. Joey can only begin healing when he recalls the story out loud, and thereby rationalizing it and forgiving himself as well.
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.
Rescuing Chili by Stephanie Christensen ( 10-12 min. Cut as needed, 1F) Humorous or Duo$12.00
When teenager Laura loses her brother in a car crash, she returns to his crash site every day for a month in his memory. Until one day, a rambunctious floating ghost named Jim speaks to her and asks her to help rescue his alone and forgotten puppy dog, Chili. Although Laura has trouble adjusting to Jim’s ghosty-ness, she agrees to help save the innocent pup, and along the way, finds some much-needed distraction and closure. While rescuing Chili, she may also be rescuing herself.
Right Swipe by Patrick Bates (10-12 min. 2F) Comedy$12.00
Maggie and Megan fear they have exhausted all their dating opportunities by their third year of college. Out of desperation they turn to the Internet’s latest dating sight: Right Swipe.
Rock Bottom by Adam Brandner (7-10 min. Cut as needed. M) Dramatic$7.00
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?
ROMEO REDUX by Patrick Bates (10-12 min, 1M and 1F, Cut as needed)$12.00
Love springs eternal for a pair of young teens who discover that Shakespeare knew exactly what love’s got to do with it when it comes to meeting that girl or guy of one’s dreams.