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.

Biloxi Blues, Neil Simon
Death of a Salesman,
Arthur Miller
A View from the Bridge,
Arthur Miller
The Crucible,
Arthur Miller
The Glass Menagerie
, Tennessee Williams
The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
, William Inge
Picnic,
William Inge
Bus Stop,
William Inge
The Substance of Fire,
John Robin Baitz
Love Minus
, Mary Gallagher
Andreís 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
The Red Coat
, John Patrick Shanley
Rose Cottages
, Bill Bozzone
Rabbit Hole, David Lindsay Abaire
Proof,
David Auburn
Catfish Moon,
Laddy Sartin
Sight Unseen,
Donald Marguiles
Master Harold... and  the Boys,
Athol Fugard

 

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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 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
I Oughta Be in Pictures
, Neil Simon
Biloxi Blues
, Neil Simon
Barefoot in the Park
, Neil Simon
Collected Stories
, Donald Marguiles
Sight Unseen, Donald Marguiles
Laundry and Bourbon
, James McClure
A Young Lady of Property
, Horton Foote
A View from the Bridge
, Arthur Miller
All My Sons
, Arthur Miller
Waiting for the Parade
, John Murrell
Eleemosynary
, Lee Blessing
Proof,
David Auburn
Sally's Gone, She Left her Name,
Russell Davis
You Can't Take it With You,
Kauffman and Hart
Bus Stop
, William Inge
Picnic, William Inge

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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.