10 Monologues for a “Good Vibes Only” Audition
Written by Amanda Grace
August 12, 2020
You can be high-vibing without going low-stakes! Whether you’ve hit your angst quota for the month or the century, these monologues will leave you—and your auditioners—better than they found you.
A monologue from The Wicked Witch of the West: Kansas or Bust! by Bert Bernardi & Justin Rugg
(Female, Comedic, Mature 50s, Adults 30-40s)
The now-powerless Wicked Witch of the West arrives in Kansas on a mission to find Dorothy and retrieve her Raspberry Slippers and Flying Broomstick. Everyone’s favorite green-faced villain enters the scene with a cackling laugh, ready for some revenge as she addresses her adoring fans.
A monologue from The Best Secret Santa Present Ever In The History of Peckinpaw High School by Ira Gamerman
(Male, Comedic, High School 14-18)
Patrick, cheerful and lovestruck, struggles to find the perfect Secret Santa gift for his longtime crush, Chrissy Summerfit. He elaborates to the audience the arduous task of questioning her discreetly rather than screaming out his love from the rooftops.
Ice Flower by Annie Wood
(Any Gender, Serio-Comic, Mature 50s, Adults 30-40s, Young Adults 20s, College 18-22, High School 14-18)
A person talks about the flower they picked twelve years ago and have preserved in a block of ice in their freezer ever since.
A monologue from Past Time by Padraic Duffy
(Male, Comedic, Mature 50s)
Lou has determined that the solution to his problems lies in selling hand-painted ceramic unicorns at a mall kiosk. His story teaches us that age is irrelevant: all that matters is what you do with the time you have.
A monologue from A Faithful Shepherd by Giovanni Battista Guarni
(Female, Dramatic, College 18-22, High School 14-18)
This piece is taken from a pastoral tragicomedy set in Arcadia which was first performed at the carnival at Crema in 1595. Audiences were immediately endeared by Amarillis, who greets each day with appreciation for the wealth her poverty has provided her spirit.
Hardin by Juanice Myers
(Male, Dramatic, Mature 50s, Adults 30-40s)
In this stand-alone speech, Hardin is a medical examiner. He possesses an air about him which makes us trust him immediately, and which prepares us to take in the redeeming moments of his profession.
Summer in the Country by R. J. Ryland
(Any Gender, Dramatic, Kids & Juniors 5-13)
A child takes this opportunity to share their favorite time of year with us: summertime in the country. They are on vacation from school and adamant about getting their due amount of rest, relaxation, and vacation—and sare all this with us in full detail.
A monologue from Cymbeline by William Shakespeare
(Male, Dramatic, Mature 50s, Adults 30-40s, Young Adults 20s, College 18-22)
Secretly wed to the king’s daughter, banished, and imprisoned in a Roman camp, Posthumus dreams of his family, who petition Jupiter to improve their fate. Here, Jupiter reassures them of their ultimate happiness and prosperity.
A Klingon in Love by Tara Meddaugh
(Male, Comedic, Mature 50s, Adults 30-40s, Young Adults 20s, College 18-22)
Arlen is at a Star Trek convention and is dressed head-to-toe as a Kingon. He’s had his eye on Trish, a woman in a Star Fleet officer uniform, and finally works up the nerve to talk to her. In this speech, Arlen ardently implores Trish to look beyond the obvious and meet him for a drink at Ten Forward… for the sake of star-crossed love.
Vote by Douglas M. Parker
(Any Gender, Comedic, High School 14-18, Kids & Juniors 5-13)
Terry is running for class president, and vows to make some changes around school. There will be free cookies and cupcakes to improve morale, grades will no longer exist, and bullying shall be outlawed—so Vote Terry Taylor!