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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).
Look Who’s Exploring Now(12-15 Min. Cut as Needed. M/M)Duo$12.00
Set in a space-conquering future, a father and son take a road trip through space per their roles as explorers, though the son, Josh, finds it a boring task. When an encounter with a new species of aliens puts him to the test, Josh has to learn to love his destiny as a great space explorer.
Losing America by Stephanie Christensen (7-10 min, 1F) Humorous$7.00
In this humorous interpretation, young Arianna plays the role of an overzealous, politics-loving 18 year old finally earning the right to vote in the U.S. election. She expertly combats the skepticism and negativity of her prejudiced mother and lazy brother and refuses to give up on the theory of democracy. A political and social commentary on the state of the United States, this humor both pokes fun at America and shares the message to fight for what the country should be about–equality and compassion.
Monologue 150 by Matt Fox (10-15 min. Cut as needed. F) Dramatic Monologue$7.00
A monologue by an unnamed British girl. The day of the monologue is the day she has reached 150 in a mysterious countdown, the nature of which is unknown at the start of the piece. As the monologue goes on, the audience is slowly informed that she is sitting in a Texan prison on death row. Through the monologue she reveals what she did to warrant this situation and the true nature of her character. 150 being the number of days she has left until her execution.
Movie Mania by Marla Crowe (7-10 min, M or F) Humorous$7.00
This is a comedic monologue for the lover of movies.
Murder on the Organ Express by Louis Sand (7-10 min, 7 Characters, M or F, Cut as needed) Humorous$10.00
Private Eye investigates the disappearance of Appendix in this humorous murder mystery staring bodily organs.
My Father’s Cello by K.D. Jones (10-12 min. Cut as needed, F) Dramatic$7.00
Music is a language unlike any other. For Kara, it’s the language she uses to talk to her deceased father with. After her father’s death Kara goes very quickly from an eccentric little girl to an introverted teenager. She overcomes poverty, an alcoholic step-father, and her father’s death with the help of her father’s cello.
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.
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.
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.
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.