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Every Morning I WaKe Up by Pamela Love (7-10 min. Cut as needed M or F) Dramatic$7.00
“Every morning I wake up and bury people who didn’t.” A worldwide plague has struck, yet life goes on. Told from the perspective of a freelance gravedigger, facing survivor’s guilt and the very real possibility of being the next to die.
Fatherhood by Stephen Mizell (10-12 min. Cut as needed, 1M) Dramatic$7.00
Having children is a big decision. They will completely change your life. For this narrator, there was never a choice. While other kids may want to grow up to be astronauts or firefighters, he was determined to be a father. A beautiful, “careful what you wish for,” story perfect for anyone who can portray complex layered grief. A script best suited for a mature actor and audience.
First Responder by Stephanie Christensen (10-12 min., Cut as needed, F, Dramatic)$7.00
Emergency health professionals work on the frontlines of care to make split-second decisions every day. These medical employees must have courage, kindness, and adrenaline-fueled good intentions. But no person is perfect, and as humans, we all face moments of mistakes or lapsed judgments in our careers. Dolly, a first responder EMT, is one of only a few rural healthcare workers in her small town of Etowah, Tennessee. Despite significant training and passion for medicine, Dolly makes a mistake in the field and is forced to grapple with the significance of her error. As a first responder, her slips can cost other people their chances of recovery. So is it worth trying? Should Dolly dust herself off and continue to fight for public health and safety, knowing she might sometimes lose? Or is first responder work just too grueling?
Flight 212 to LA by D’Arcy Robb (12-15 min. Cut as needed M or F) Humorous$10.00
All she wants to do is catch flight 212 to Los Angeles. But as our heroine attempts to make her way through a crowded international airport, a cast of obnoxious strangers – a way-too-friendly security agent, a panicked fearful flyer, an Elvis impersonator and more – seem determined to attach themselves to her!
Flowers by Katherine Vaughan (10-12 min., Cut as needed, F, M or F, Duo/Duet/Dramatic)$12.00
Growing up can be hard. Especially for Carrie, a first-grader, who witnesses the progression of her mother’s terminal illness. Luckily, she bonds with her teacher, who proves to be very influential in her life. Carrie shares her struggle with grief and growth, all from the perspective of a child.
Free at Last by Dee Cliburn (10-12 min. Cut as needed, M or F) Dramatic$7.00
This dramatic takes the audience to a world filled with guilt and isolation. The man’s wife is dead, but her eyes refuse to leave. Can guilt lead to insanity? When will he be free, free at last. Powerful dramatic full of remorse and suspense.
Gloves for a Princess by Charlotte Jones (10-12 min. Cut as needed, F) Dramatic$7.00
In this dramatic, a homeless woman brings the audience to her world filled with royalty and sadness. She shares her turmoil against her losing battle with reality and any hope of a normal life. Her fantasies shield her from the harshness of the streets.
Gnome is Where the Heart Is by Nate Sand (7-10 min, 7 Characters, M or F, Cut as needed) Humorous$10.00
The humorous story of Hans, a gnome, who figures out that he was adopted by gargoyles and his subsequent adventure to find his ‘true’ family. Along the way he discovers he was with his ‘true’ family all the long. Intended as a humorous speech with many characters. Transitions between scenes are to be determined by the actress/actor.
I Love You Mommy by Kindra Campbell (7-10 min, F) Dramatic$7.00
This dramatic is told from the point of view of Lucy, a 7-year-old girl who doesn’t really understand what is happening to her life.
I, Mom by Matthew Mills (10-15 min. Cut as needed. F)Comedy$10.00
Sarah’s mother has been acting strangely recently, leading Sarah to the only sensible conclusion: her mom’s a robot who’s infiltrated their home in order to ruin her life. But when Sarah attempts to prove to the world her mother’s bionic nature, the truth she discovers is even more extraordinary than she had imagined.
Identical by Danielle Castillo (10-12 min. Cut as needed, M) Dramatic$7.00
Some people say the bonds between twin siblings are something to marvel. This dramatic monologue is delivered by a teenage boy struggling with anger and jealousy over his twin’s innate ability to outshine him in every way. Twins are said to have a strong, almost supernatural, ability to connect with each other- what happens when the only things holding these brothers together are rage, envy and madness? How far will one twin go to finally gain the spotlight he so desperately longs for?
In Control by Marla Crowe (7-10 min, M) Dramatic$7.00
This is a dramatic for a male that goes from being in control of every aspect of his life to being able to control nothing.
It’s an Online Life for Us by Patrick Bates (10-12 min. Cut as needed. M) Humorous$7.00
Stuck living in his mother’s basement, a young man spends his days with his internet friends and sharing his mundane life with mom. Eventually his mother figures out a way to get her deadbeat boy out of the house and off on his first face-to-face date ever.
Joe of the Jungle by Matt Mills (12-15 Min. Cut as Needed. M or F)$12.00
A family gets a surprise visit from their new adopted son. However, the biggest surprise is that their son is a jungle-boy with no familiarity with their world. They have to manage the culture shock while also welcoming him into their family.
Letter of Release by Kevin Paris (10-12 min. Cut as Needed) DI$7.00
The trauma of his childhood effects Jake as he enters adulthood and finds that he has difficulty establishing intimate relationships. Always curious about his absent father, Jake often wonders what made the man he calls Roger the way he is. During his annual summer trip to his grandmother’s house, she encourages Jake to write his father a letter. Resolution and restoration are found in the exchange of a single letter between two strangers.
Listen by Matt Fox (10-12 min. Cut as Needed) M Dramatic$7.00
Everyone knows being a soldier is hard. For those who’ve witnessed the worst things imaginable, the world can never be the same again; and for those that haven’t…the least we can do is listen.
A monologue from a soldier. He’s returned from the war, with the memories of the people he watched die during the conflict. He knows he’s killing himself drinking so much, but it’s the only thing that stops him thinking about it, in this monologue about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).