THE MONOLOGUE ZONE was first seen in San Diego, CA, May 2009. Many thanks to Scripteasers - and the following cast
in the following monologues - After Class Always in My Heart Acrobatics
Dreamz Flying Hesitation
Meaning of Wisdom
Nobody Told Me
Secret Room What Have I Forgotten
TIPS ON CHOOSING A GREAT MONOLOGUE by Janet S. Tiger
I've seen many actors do thousands of monologues - some
of them mine. I've learned a few things - and I have a great deal
of admiration for all actors. (A special thank you to DJ
Sullivan, who gives a fantastic acting class - her home was the
location of my first reading!)
1. Know your strengths - if you have a great memory, you can choose a
longer piece that might have a greater punch for the
judges/audiences. If you do a wonderful New York accent, try a
piece that shows off this ability. Or, if you know the part
you're auditioning for is athletic, find a monologue that has motion as
well as dialogue.
2. Read a lot of different monologues for different ages - if you
find you can do a great senior citizen, this can expand the range of
monologues you can try.
3. Try less known writers - the judges and audiences have heard
Hamlet/Goodbye Girl/ Neil Simon/David Mamet a million times. If
you find a playwright that hasn't had work done in your community, you
have a better chance of keeping the audience interest.
4. Test out monologues on people who aren't related to you - the
mailperson, strangers at a rec/senior center - so that you get visual
and verbal feedback on different monologues.
This website has some monologues that might not have been seen or heard in your school.
Most of my work is on computer, so I can e-mail to you as soon as I receive a confirmation from PayPal.
Also, I offer two free monologues - one male, one female - to
give you an idea of what my writing style is like. If you're
interested in a free monologue, please contact me at
I guarantee you'll like my work - or I'll give you another monologue free.