Short Monologues for Actors
It’s audition time and you need a new short monologue. For this important audition, you don’t want a monologue that is stale and overused, maybe repeated by other actors at this same audition. Dee Cliburn’s short monologues are geared for your needs. Monologues for Actors are written with you in mind from both men and women monologues to comedic, suspenseful monologues and from 30 seconds to 10 minutes in length. As a playwright, she has attended many auditions where the pieces are repeated over and over. It’s time for you to stand out from the crowd!
Whether you need a short monologue from 1 minute to 10 minutes, women monologues or monologues for men these monologues are bold and fresh.Thief at the Wake is 1 minute only about the mistress who shows up to say goodbye to her lover, a drama that is chilling.Acadian Man is a 1 to 2 minute monologue that will shock and mesmerize your audience. If it’s a 10 minute monologue you want there’s Huey, a truck driver whose son sits outside his hospital room as he is dying. He yells, “You really are mine, Huey. She swore it!”Free at Last, a dark comedy, his dead wife’s eyes follow him wherever he goes. The Bones Business, the ordeals of a grave-robbing family,– or Don’t Call Me Girlie about a country girl who does not like her mother’s boyfriends. All may be cut as needed.
Whether you want to make them laugh or to make them cry, choose from Dee’s collection of women monologues that suit you. A HORSE IN MY ATTIC will make you laugh and cry at the same time. Jora, a household servant in Singapore chronicles her loves for her American family. For a monologue that will chill, I hope you will choose WIID THINGS, a teenager who has lost her mother to drugs, is also lost. Or THIEF AT THE WAKE…her lover is dead now, but she will not let his wife keep her from his funeral.
One minute bits from ten minute plays, grab your audience with the best in each. In THE RED WALL, Sebastian, a librarian, befriends a street person and tries to help her. JOSE is a wetback who will make you laugh when he tells you the things his mother, Dolores has taught him about determination. They may be short but these 1 minute monologues really pack a punch!
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