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This page will have monologues by Janet S. Tiger-
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-blurbs for monologues for sale in the right column
Free monologues  -
How this works-  The blurbs are below - Male/Female/Senior/

Click on the monologue you like- it will take you to a page where you can read the entire monologue.

These are newer pieces - if you use a piece, these are the rules -

you have permission to perform these only if there is no ticket or donation charged.  (i.e., only for auditions or showcase or contests)

you have permission to videotape only if you include Janet S. Tiger as the author with the copyright details and a link to this site

Will be glad to post all successes on my Congratulations page

wishing everyone good luck!

This page contains blurbs of monologues available
 for actors 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.

These are available individually,

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 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

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

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

END OF THE MOTH WARS- (3-5 minutes F middle-senior)  How far will a person go to rid their home of unwanted flying pests?

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

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

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

NAKED PIE (3-5 min. F –senior - Southern accent helpful)  A lady watches her neighbors only to find out some things she didn’t want to know.

 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

UNDER CONTRACT – (2-3 min F- senior)  A famous actress is horrified about the type of tell-all memoirs she is being asked to write – until something might change her mind.

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.


Please e-mail for royalty rates – rates depend on ticket price, number of shows, theater size

Students and Teachers Please  Note -
There is no royalty fee for students performing these monologues for classes or contests, but a licensing fee will be necessary if you wish to make copies for an entire class.  Please e-mail  for more info.

All of the following are available via e-mail. 

**Special offer- Buy one monologue and have it sent via e-mail only (no snail mail) and I will send you a second monologue FREE.  (Save a tree, too!)


Running time –3 minutes            $5.00/script
    Set – minimal, some towels, a clothesline, washbasket
    1 character         1 older woman – 50s-60s

A woman hangs out her laundry while telling her unusual views on towels - and life.

This is possibly Janet S. Tiger's most produced work, having had numerous productions nationally and internationally.  This is also a popular piece for drama contests and auditions.
Buy now

GET A COLD                 
Running time –8 minutes            $5.00/script
    Set – simple, future
    1 characters   1 man – older

A man from the future describes the delight he has in the simple pleasure of...getting a cold.

(This monologue has been produced and used successfully in contests.)

BLOOD’ monologue from TRANSFUSION
Running time –            $4..00/script monologue  - $!5.00 full-length play
    Set –  bare stage                          
    1 character   1 man – 40s

A moving expression  of a man who is trying to deal with a transfusion from his son -  a transfusion that has given him AIDS.

This monologue has been very successful in both state and national competitions, and was performed at Kennedy Center for the President by a Presidential Scholar.

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

  (8-10 min.  written for 20s-30s male, but recently won a blue ribbon for a senior female!)  Sometimes one moment can change our lives, but this piece shows how that one choice can affect everything.

    Honorable Mention 2009 Script Tease Contest of One-acts

(If you have trouble with this button, please try the one on the One-Acts Page- this is an html problem I am trying to solve.)

              New monologues
     (One free! e-mail tigerteam1@gmail.com or if you buy one -buttons coming soon-, you get another one free, so that's like 3 monologues for the price of 1))-

Set in an airport

Set in an airport (female 40s-50s)


Monologue from DON'T YOU CRY FOR ME
                            (male- 20-30)

Monologue from THE END OF DEATH

More works by Janet S. Tiger will be coming soon - she has a drawer full of over 100 monologues/plays/screenplays/books that are 10-70% completed.