Suggested Material for Drama Applicants

9th grade Academy and 10th grade Residential High School Drama applicants must prepare monologues for the Admissions process. It is important to connect with the monologues you choose and to read the entire play that your chosen monologue comes from. Plays can often be found at a reasonable price on the publishers website, and the * on the list below indicate modern classics that may be easier to find at your school or local library.

Suggested Plays

These plays contain one or more monologues suitable for audition purposes, though some may need to be cut together or edited somewhat. You may use the list as a guide, or choose material not on the list by written by established professional playwrights.

► The Red Coat, John Patrick Shanley
► A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry * 
► The Piano Lesson, August Wilson * 
► Jitney, August Wilson 
► Crimes of the Heart, Beth Henley 
► The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams * 
► I Oughta Be in Pictures, Neil Simon 
► Barefoot in the Park, Neil Simon 
► Collected Stories, Donald Marguiles 
► Sight Unseen, Donald Marguiles 
► All My Sons, Arthur Miller * 
► Eleemosynary, Lee Blessing 
► Sally’s Gone, She Left Her Name, Russell Davis
► Picnic, William Inge * 
► The Dark at the Top of the Stairs, William Inge *
► Bust Stop, William Inge *
► Inherit the Wind, Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee
► The Diary of Anne Frank, Wendy Kesselman
► Proof, David Auburn
► Eurydice, Sarah Ruhl
► Almost Maine, John Cariani
► Brilliant Traces, Cindy Lou Johnson
► The Ruby Sunrise, Rinne Groff
► Biloxi Blues, Neil Simon
► The Crucible, Arthur Miller *
► In a Northern Landscape, Timothy Mason
► Sally's Porch, Russell Davis
► Rabbit Hole, David Lindsay Abaire
► Catfish Moon, Laddy Sartin 
► Peter and the Starcatcher, Rick Elice