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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.
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.
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?
Running from the Cops by Debbie Cavanaugh (7-10 min, F) Dramatic$7.00
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.
Second Chances by Stephanie Christensen (10-12 min Cut as needed) F, Dramatic (Copy)$7.00
Many parents will say that their child means everything in the world to them. Therefore, the loss of a child can cripple a parent for years. After losing her adopted child during a trauma-inducing plane crash, Teresa wrestles with the process of attempting adoption again. She faces pressure from her wife, survivor’s guilt, and the implication that she is sullying the reputation of prospective parents from the LGBTQ community. In the end, she must decide if she’s ready to raise another child after losing her first one.
Second-Rate Superheroes by Stephanie Christensen (10-12 min.), F, Humorous$10.00
Have you ever felt like a sub-par, second-rate version of someone else? Fallon, Cibby, and Gertrude–an unlikely superhero girl squad– feel exactly this way when they audition to work for a big-time superhero firm similar to the CIA, but for heroes. With ridiculous powers like mad rapping skills and mediocre ninja moves, these girls are looking for someone to give them a chance to do good, and today happens to be their day. This piece can be performed as a humorous, duet, or readers theatre.