Drama Audition Monologues

Men Monologues
Women Monologues

Young Men

The following plays contain one or more monologues suitable for audition purposes. They may need to be cut together or edited somewhat. The important thing is to choose a piece that you enjoy and that comes naturally to you. You may want to look at other plays by these playwrights as well.

Curse of the Starving Class, Sam Shepard

A Lie of the Mind, Sam Shepard

The Substance of Fire, John Robin Baitz

Lost in Yonkers, Neil Simon

Biloxi Blues, Neil Simon

Suburbia, Eric Bogosian

Autobahn, Neil LaBute

Streamers, David Rabe

Minnesota Moon, John Olive

Beggars in the House of Plenty, John Patrick Shanley

Boys Life, Howard Korder

Sophistry, Jonathan Marc Sherman

Visiting Mr. Green, Jeff Baron

Death of a Salesman Arthur Miller

The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, William Inge

Love Minus, Mary Gallagher

Andre’s Mother, Terrance McNally

Fences (African American), August Wilson

The Piano Lesson (African American), August Wilson

Jitney (African American), August Wilson

The Past is the Past (African American), Richard Wesley

A Raisin in the Sun (African American), Lorraine Hansberry

Orphans, Lyle Kessler

In a Northern Landscape, Timothy Mason

Conversations with My Father, Herb Gardner

Sally’s Porch, Russell Davis

This Is Our Youth, Kenneth Lonergan

The Red Coat, John Patrick Shanley

Rose Cottages, Bill Bozzone

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Young Women

The following plays contain one or more monologues suitable for audition purposes. They may need to be cut together or edited somewhat. The important thing is to choose a piece that you enjoy and that comes naturally to you. You may want to look at other plays by these playwrights as well.

The Rimers of Eldritch, Lanford Wilson

The Red Coat, John Patrick Shanley

A Raisin in the Sun (African American), Lorraine Hansberry

The Piano Lesson (African American), August Wilson

Jitney (African American), August Wilson

Seven Guitars, August Wilson

Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley

The Miss Firecracker Contest, Beth Henley

The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams

Brighton Beach Memoirs, Neil Simon

I Oughta Be in Pictures, Neil Simon

Biloxi Blues, Neil Simon

Barefoot in the Park, Neil Simon

Brilliant Traces, Cindy Lou Johnson

Where has Tommy Flowers Gone, Terrance McNally

Collected Stories, Donald Marguiles

Laundry and Bourbon, James McClure

Our Town, Thornton Wilder

Keely and Du, Jane Martin

A Young Lady of Property, Horton Foote

Buried Child, Sam Shepard

The Crucible, Arthur Miller

A View from the Bridge, Arthur Miller

All My Sons, Arthur Miller

Waiting for the Parade, John Murrell

Eleemosynary, Lee Blessing

This Is Our Youth, Kenneth Lonergan

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If you cannot locate a play, try the Drama Bookshop at www.DramaBookShop.com or 1-800-322-0595.

You may contact Drama Chair Daniel Murray at DMurray@scgsah.state.sc.us or 864.282.3742 or Instructor Jayce Tromsness at JTromsness@scgsah.state.sc.us or 864.282.3748 with questions.