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                     by Janet S. Tiger

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 for women of all ages.
This includes young actors from ages 8 up through teenagers, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s,60s and seniors of all ages.
Please email tigerteam1@gmail.com or call 858-274-9678 if you need any of these immediately.

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Below are the monologues available for you under my 'buy one, get one free' by email.

If you have any questions, please email tigerteam1@gmail.com
 or call me at 858-274-9678


MONOLOGUES AVAILABLE -  (The lengths are estimates based on several performances.  Ages are suggested, but not written in stone.  All of the monologues below are available as part of THE MONOLOGUE ZONE.  www.MonologueZone.com

- which also has cuttings from my plays as well as male monologues and a few duos.)

ACROBATICS - (3-5 min.  M/F - senior)    An older actor shows that seniors are still capable - lots of comic, physical moments

AUDITION PIECE -(5-7 min. F -  teens through 30s)  An actress gives an audition piece they won't forget

CHANGES-(2-4 min F 20s-50s)   A woman gets a diagnosis that changes her life

CLAPPING FOR MYSELF -(2-4 min.  F- 40s-older)  A woman decides to defy a mother's etiquette rules

CLARIFICATION –  (3-6 min.  F ) A teenager writes a letter about a product she feels is incorrectly advertised

CURSE OF THE DUCHESS -  (10-15 min.  F- 70s-80s) 
A duchess recounts how a curse changed her life.  Touching- a tour de force for an older actress.

    Winner - DFAS National 1-Act Playwriting Contest 2nd Place
    Produced - Five Flags Theatre, Dubuque, Iowa
    Televised - Public Access Cable Channel Iowa

THE FIRST TIME - (3-5 minutes  M/F - two versions) This is one where you can 'age' from very young to very old as you tell about the 'first times' throughout your life  - available male or female, both done together (duo) is a very effective stage/contest presentation

FROZEN -The Mother's monologue -(3-4 minutes F  35-55) A mother recounts what it is like to have a child in a coma

FLYING -  (1-2 min. F  young) - What happens when a young person sees Peter Pan and wants to fly?

GET A COLD – (3 min- 10 minute versions available M/F  all ages)  A visitor from the future gives advice on why having a cold is fun.

I LOVE SCHOOL - (1-2 min.  F  teenager)  Sarcastic view from girl who has been bullied just a little too much

- (6-8 minutes)   A woman recounts an unusual Passover story about her family

MY FEET HURT –(3-5 min   F - teens through?  Needs knowledge of ballet)  What happens when you fall in love...with the dance.

 NOBODY TOLD ME - ( 2-3 min.  F  teenager to mid-twenties)  A spoiled young lady finds out some unpleasant truths.

SECRET ROOM – (3-5 min. F 30's - ?)  Everyone should be able to have a secret place.  A woman talks about a recurring dream that changes her life.

THIS FLIGHT HAS BEEN DELAYED - (3-5 minutes  F   any age)  An unusually irritated stewardess tells the passengers what to expect.

TIME TRAVELER - (3-5 min.  M/F  any age)  A unusual visitor to an airport has a compelling story for other travelers.

TAKE OUT THE GARBAGE -(8-10 minutes  F  older woman) A woman tells her life story and marriage history via.... garbage.  Includes a song and chance for great audience interaction

THE TOWEL LADY  -  (3-8 min  F - all ages teen and above)  A woman hangs out her laundry while telling her unusual views on towels - and life.

UNDER THE MOUNTAIN - (4-6 min.  F - teens through 40s)  How far should a woman go to follow her husband? 

WHAT HAVE I FORGOTTEN NOW?  (2-4 min. F late 20s-40s)  A woman heads to a wedding thinking about what has been left behind.

Below is one of the monologues listed above -
it is available for sale here                

                             NOBODY TOLD ME (c)
(I'd Have to Pee in Public)
                                   By  Janet S. Tiger   www/PlaysByJanetSTiger.com
                         (Notes - this is a brand new monologue, available for only $1!)

       (A young woman comes out onstage – she is
         pretty, well-dressed, but bewildered.)

Nobody told me I’d have to pee in public!   I mean, what is that?  Like I get to this awful place and it has the ugliest colors – I mean, I think if they had nicer colors people would act nicer.

And then they take a picture of me and do not EVEN let me look at a mirror first!   Talk about against the constitution!

Then this woman in VERY unflattering shoes takes me to a room and (hard to remember) and they take all my clothing!   And then they…..they (almost whispers) look inside of your body.  And not just your mouth!

     (Shakes as if she has bugs crawling all over her)


And then they give you clothing that is very uncomfortable…..I will not even mention how hideous it was.  

And then they put you in a room and there are bars and there is no, like no closed place.   I mean everyone can see you….and they wanted me to pee in this…toilet….but there was no…PRIVACY!

I mean how can they do that to you?   It is just so …mean.

And all because I had a couple of drinks!   How stupid is that?  I mean everyone drinks.  I did learn my lesson though – next time, I will let someone else drive, even if I’m alone.  (Looks around at the crowd.)   I can see what you’re thinking.  You may watch everything about me on the news, but you think you’re smarter than me.   I know.   But I’m not stupid!   I’ve won prizes!   OK, so maybe for worst actress, but it was a small part, so being the worst is almost like…..winning the Oscar!

That’s because being the worst and being the best….is like the same!   That’s what I learned in school, here………………….(she circles her face)….this is the zero on the number line.   Here is the best (holds arm to the right, and here is the worst.   Same distance from zero!   Didn’t you have to go to math class?  And no one accused me of being a zero….ever!

But when I walk into a party, they give me a check ……with 6 zeros on it ….that’s one million dollars.  Is that stupid?   I don’t think so!

And that little kid on the bike – I mean I didn’t kill him or anything, he was ok.  He wasn’t hurt that bad!  I mean, he had a broken arm – well, I had a broken arm when I was a kid, it’s like, part of growing up.   And he’ll get to have his friends sign his arm, and that’s fun, isn’t it?  (Almost wistful)  And he’ll get more attention from everyone, and his parents will spend a little time with him before they leave for an exotic resort in Cancun….(back to herself)  …and I don’t see what the  big fuss is.

(Less bubbly)  And now I have to go back to court and there’s all kinds of hassles, and my mom and dad said that this is one thing that they can’t fix.   I REALLY don’t get that.   What’s money for anyhow?

And the worst part is…I may have to do some (says it like it’s a curse) charity work.  The lawyer says I need to think about what I’ve done and how I now have empathy for people who have less than I do.   This is something I really don’t understand – everyone has less than I do – how can I possibly have empathy for the entire world?

So I thought hard, and I realized that maybe what happened to me changed my point of view – and it has, I think.   I mean a lot of poor people go to jail and have to pee in public, so I guess…. we have something in common.   That’s what I’m gonna tell the judge.  And I will throw myself on the mercy of the court.

(She smiles – you can see she isn’t really sure about this.)

And then it’ll all be over, and I will never have to pee in public again.  And everything will go back to the way it was.    And I will be very happy.  I think.

(She takes a deep breath then walks offstage. 
                                The end.)

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                            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 tigerteam1@gmail.com.

 I guarantee you'll like my work - or I'll give you another monologue free. 

Break a leg!

   Below are one-acts,
   if you want to see my full Monologue page,
   click on the Monologue button at the top of this page.

Official PayPal Seal This web site is under construction, but if you need to contact Janet S. Tiger immediately, please e-mail tigerteam1@gmail.com or call 858-274-9678.

These are some of my one-acts, for monologues, please click the Monologue button at the top of the page.

- Note - if your school doesn't use PayPay and you need something immediately, please call 858-274-9678 or e-mail tigerteam1@gmail.com.   (I can send an invoice if necessary once your school status is approved.)


    Running time – 15 minutes            $6.00/script
    Set – pawnshop 1940’s                                        
    2 characters   1 man – 40s
        1 woman – 25-35   

    A desperate woman brings a cherished family heirloom to a pawnbroker to try and get money to rescue her father from Nazi-occupied Austria.  Will she get the money?  And at what cost?  Fast-paced with a surprising end.

This play has won numerous awards including DFAS National 1-Act Playwriting contest –(First Place)and Gassner Memorial One-Act Playwriting Competition (Honorable Mention.)

THE AFFIDAVIT is published in ONE-ACT PLAYS FOR ACTING STUDENTS edited by Norman A. Bert  (Meriwether Publishing, Colorado)

The productions are too numerous to list at this point, but include New York (Off-off Broadway, New Zealand, Canada, Austria…..if you have had a production in another country and want it listed here, please e-mail tigerteam1@mail.com


Running time – 25 minutes            $8.00/script
    Set – living room, semi-rundown             
    2 characters   1 man – early 20s
        1 woman – late 60s

An old blind woman puts a classified ad in the paper and a young man answers the ad - but is he there to buy or to rip her off?  Quick, funny and a good showcase piece for actors.

Winner  DFAS National One-act Playwriting Contest 3rd Place
                 (HBJ, Canada -8th grade textbook)

Since its first publication, BLIND WOMAN'S BLUFF has had numerous productions.  If you would like your production included in the upcoming page 'where in the world have I seen this play?', please e-mail the details to tigerteam1@gmail.com


Running time – 15 minutes            $8.00/script
    Set –   minimal - chair, table, lamp
                Lighting and sound effects very important                            
    Character - The duchess - in her late 80s, very British

A duchess recounts how a curse changed her life.  Touching- a tour de force for an older actress.

    Winner - DFAS National 1-Act Playwriting Contest 2nd Place
    Produced - Five Flags Theatre, Dubuque, Iowa
    Televised - Public Access Cable Channel Iowa



Running time – 15 minutes            $10.00/script
    Set –  kitchen, living area  middle-class New York late 1970s                             
    2 characters    2  women, both 60s, both with Polish accent

Finalist - Fritz Blitz Contest for One-Act Plays, San Diego, CA

Two women, lifelong friends, face Yom Kippur (the Jewish New Year also known as the Day of Atonement) with different ideas.  Great showpiece for two older actresses. 


Running time – 35 minutes            $10.00/script
     Time- 1966  Late summer evening of a very hot day, almost dusk  
     Set – Sitting room in a gracoious house in a rural Atlanta suburb                              
     Characters - 2 men, 2 women     all with Southern accents
The death of his father - and an unusual request in the will - leads a young man to deal with major issues in his life, and his family, in a very Southern finale.
 Strong language

Award -Fritz Blitz of New Plays
Produced-   The Seventh Annual Fritz Blitz of New Plays, San Diego, CA

This play is part of the TRANSFUSION trilogy.  (The other is OH, SUSANNAH)  There is a discount if all three plays in the trilogy are purchased at the same time.


Running time – 45 minutes            $10.00/script
    Set –    Living room as talk show set                   
    Characters -   2 men, 2 women

     Strong language.

Finalist - 2nd Annual Robert R. Lehan Playwriting Awards,
                                           Westfield State College, Westfield, MASS
Welcome to the Hornet's Nest - a radio talk show that can be very interesting - and dangerous.  When Audrey Hornet hosts a political guest that used to be an old lover, anything can happen.  And it does.  Riveting suspense that build to an explosive climax - keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.


Running time – 15 minutes            $10.00/script
    Set – Midwest middle-class living room                   
    2 characters   1 man – Russian accent, 70s
        1 woman- American, 70s

This play was completed with funds from a COMBO-NEA Grant.

Produced - Vintage Theatre, San Diego, CA  1993

Susannah returns from her husband's funeral to find a suitor at her doorstep.

–   This play is part of the TRANSFUSION trilogy.  (The other is OH, SUSANNAH)There is a discount if all three plays in the trilogy are purchased at the same time.


Running time – 15 minutes            $10.00/script
    Set –  Bus stop                     
    Characters -  2 men, 2 women

This play was commissioned by the Aaronson Foundation.



Running time – 45 minutes            $10.00/script
    Set –        modern living room                      
    Characters -  5 men –30-s-50-s
                             4 women – 20-40's
Lead female needs British accent

A well-known playwright is found dead at the reading of his newest play - which of his 'friends' didn't like his latest literary offering? 

Mystery with a DEATHTRAP twist - fast and funny with some good chances for stylist characterizations and staging.

***Janet S. Tiger's first full production!   Southwestern College Chula Vista, CA
****Special note
This play was produced by Scripteasers, the well-known  San Diego Writers-Actors group that has helped new playwrights for over 50 years!  Janet S. Tiger had her first play read at Scripteasers in ....well, many years ago.  It was very.......long.  But the Scripteasers helped her improve her writing, and most of her plays had first readings at one of their meetings.  SCRIPTEASE  was written as a 'thank you' , and it was produced by Scripteasers in May 1981.  For more information, you can visit the Scripteasers website www scripteasers . org


Running time – 45 minutes            $10.00/script
    Set –  semi-rundown apartment                  
    Characters -  2 men, 50s, 60s
Winner - 1986 West Coast Ensemble Festival of One-Acts
Produced - Playbill Theatre, Los Angeles, CA  1986 (extended run)

   Strong language


THE WAITING ROOM (also available in full-length)
Running time –    45 minutes        $10.00/script
    Set – living room/dining room European, circa 1938
    Characters   2 men –25-50
      3 women – 25-75

A Jewish family in Vienna, Austria, just before World War II, is faced with crucial decisions about taking the opportunity to leave - or staying behind with an aged and ill relative.  Basic human questions about the value of life and importance of family are confronted.  Poignant drama.

This play has won many awards, including the Gassner Memorial and the DFAS National .  THE WAITING ROOM  has been produced numerous times, from San Diego to New York.  For more details, please e-mail tigerteam1@gmail.com

 For more details, click on PRODUCTIONS button at the top of the page

Plays by Janet S. Tiger have been performed throughout the world including United States, Canada, England, Austria and New Zealand.  If your group has performed a play by Janet S. Tiger and would like to have it listed on the PRODUCTIONS page which will include international productions, please e-mail details of the production to

Unusual facts about some of Janet S. Tiger's productions-
1st Reading - UGANDA  at a Scripteasers meeting in....a long time ago.  (See info about the one-act SCRIPTEASE.)

1st production - SCRIPTEASE (one-act) in 1981 was directed by William Virchis

Janet S. Tiger's plays have won awards five times in the DFAS National One-Act Playwriting Contest -

THE WAITING ROOM -2nd place 1982
THE AFFIDAVIT - 1st place 1983
BLIND WOMAN'S BLUFF - 3rd place 1984
SAVE A PLACE FOR ME - Honorable Mention 1989
CURSE OF THE DUCHESS-  2nd place 1990

The first three prizes were won by Janet Schechter (the 'S' in Janet S. Tiger), the others after she married Stanley Tiger.  Janet traveled to Dubuque, Iowa to watch  the productions in 1982, 1983 and 1984, and made many friends that she still is in touch with today.  For more info on the DFAS Contest, google Dubuque Fine Arts Players One-Act Playwriting Contest