Monologues for Young Actors, by Lorraine Cohen
Moving Parts: Monologues From Contemporary Plays
http://www.playscripts.com/search a very good resource to have if you’re struggling to think of a play to do!
Cara, Because of Beth http://www.notmyshoes.net/monologues/cara.html
Eliza, My Fair Lady
(could also be played comedic, depending. There’s two monologues in here.)
Jillian, Thanksgiving in the Wilderness
Nina, The Seagull
Evelyn, this is a monologue I wrote! You can use it but please just ask me first and give me credit.
Ellen. This is another monologue I wrote, and I’m actually working on the play it’s from! We’ll see how that goes, hahah. Same as the other one, you can use it but only if you credit me.
Lady in Blue, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide
(I can’t find this online for the life of me :c starts with “One thing I don’t need is any more apologies”)
Tom, The Glass Menagerie (Look for “I didn’t go to the moon”)
Dennis Shepard, The Laramie Project
Sophie, The Star-Spangled Girl
Just kidding. Never ever do this monologue. I hate it so much.
Rachel, Ludlow Fair
(Disclaimer: This monologue is really long, extremely crazy, and veery hard to do WELL. However, I absolutely love it, which is why it’s here.)
Woman (though, really, this monologue could go either way), Laughing Wild Starts with “I want to talk to you about life” and ends at either “not tuna fish” or, if you need a looong one “Are you all following this so far?”
AWESOME resource. Splits them into men and women’s monologues then from there you can choose from comedy or tragedy. It also tells you whether the monologue is in prose or verse.
Eliante, The Misanthrope (comedicish) http://www.notmyshoes.net/monologues/eliante.html
For women http://www.monologuearchive.com/classical_women.html
For guys http://www.monologuearchive.com/classical_men.html