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.

Monologues For Young  Men
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
     
Monologues For Young Women
  • 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 Ought to Be in Pictures, Neil Simon
  • Biloxi Blues, Neil Simon
  • Barefoot in the Park, Neil Simon
  • Collected Stories, Donald Margulies
  • Sight Unseen, Donald Margulies
  • Laundry and Bourbon, James McLure
  • 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

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 or Faculty Member Jayce Tromsness at with questions.