10 Monologues from Male Characters Who Stand Up For Others

Written by Meghan Mitchell

April 20, 2017

Looking for a monologue that features characters standing up for what’s right?  These monologues feature characters looking to take on the ‘man’ and promote their cause—whether standing up for others, or often, standing up for themselves, we find that true passion and confidence come from those who stand up for what they believe.  Promoting a company, person, or cause, these characters have their wits about them when they stand by their convictions.

A monologue from Warriors by Hayley Lawson-Smith

(Male, Dramatic, Teens-Early 20s)
Not every hero gets a song or the cheers of the crowd—or even acknowledgment. For Maddie, her hero is her brother, who may tease her mercilessly but loves her dearly. Her brother, Peter, in his final year of high school, has been given an essay to write as a disciplinary action; he beat up the boys who were bullying his little sister.

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A monologue from The Window by Donald Dewey

(Male, Dramatic, 30s-50s)
A successful painter, Louis Chalk is dead, after falling from The Window in his artist studio.  It was ruled an accident.  But was it?  What agenda does the lawyer, Waters, really have when he shows up offering detailed information about a multitude of paintings left in Chaulk’s studio?  The self-important-ness of the upscale art world colors this dark, almost noir story of love, betrayal, guilt and fear. In this monologue, Waters addresses an unseen jury at the start of the play.

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A monologue from Raggedy And by David Valdes Greenwood

(Male, Dramatic, 20s)
Ondi rescinded the offer to speak at the inauguration of the new president.  Ondi, not wanting to be known as the first transgender poet to speak, but just a poet (she would even settle for lesbian), declines to speak, having worked her whole life to build her identity as a woman.  Jayden is on the inaugural committee and finalizing the speakers for the inauguration.  In this monologue, he is desperately trying to get Ondi to realize that in fact, yes—it is not about poetry.  It is about standing up for what you are for the greater communities at large.

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A monologue from Creature Features (Modern Day Mutants) by Christian Kiley

(Male, Comedic/Serio-Comedic, Juniors-Early 20s)
Tired of the constant pressure to be like everyone else?  Are you ready to stand up and celebrate your uniqueness?  Well, meet “The Originals” and be a part of a new movement that will be sweeping every school in the world.  Each member of “The Originals” has a unique physical feature that is different than “The Normals.” When teen Cyrano is bullied by The Normals, instead of fighting back, he makes fun of his own nose. Cyrano’s monologue is a modern day spin on the character Cyrano De Bergerac, who uses the same type of humor to thwart his enemies.

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A monologue from Selling Love by A.D. Hasselbring

(Male, Comedic, 30s-50s)
In the big-time world of small-time soap manufacturing and sales, two employees seek self-cleansing and find a bubbling love that is matched only by their boss’s fervor for the product they market. In this monologue, Mac attempts to fire up his office troops at the beginning of a very important work day at the Right Bright Soap sales office. This man loves his job and the product he sells almost as much as he loves the people who work for him.

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Bullshit by Cullen Douglas

(Male, Dramatic, 30s-50s)
Eric arrives at the office of Senator Bill Cummings. Bill is expecting this appointment, however he is unsure of how Andy let himself in the door. Eric then berates the Senator over his office’s inaction involving the abduction of Eric’s wife Nancy, who is a journalist for his office. Eric uses pathos and intimidation to yield urgency and answers from the Senator.

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A monologue from Like Totally the Breakfast Club by Rob Ward

(Male, Dramatic, Teens)
A rag tag group of teenagers come together for a Saturday detention after starting a food fight in the school’s cafeteria. In detention, Frankie had a scuff with Jake and Frankie’s backpack was overturned and a gun fell onto the floor.  Every student is scared, confused, and only after realizing it is a bebe gun does the fear dissipate.  Frankie then divulges the story of his bi-polar mother and how difficult his home life is.  The day of the food fight, Jake pushed Frankie, knocking his only food all over his clothes.  Frankie had no other choice than to retaliate.

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A monologue from Everyday People by Debbie Lamedman

(Male, Dramatic, Teens)
Kevin, a junior in high school, has been targeted by bullies since middle school for being gay. He is talking with his best friend, Kelly, who has also been targeted by bullies for being a lesbian. Kevin wants to figure out how to become less of a target, but is not willing to compromise who he is as a person to do so.

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A monologue from The Struggle by Brian Way

(Male, Dramatic, 20s-40s)
Adam travels to a town called Vanity Fair, where he is put on trial because he is unlike all of the others who are full of deceit and sin and distraction.  He realizes through his trial that it is not the mundane that he should fear, but it’s the apathy of humanity that will slowly kill us all.  In this monologue, he finds that the creative nature of individuals is what should be sought after out of the ordinary, we could be killed by our own mechanical existence if we are not mindful of what could be.

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A monologue from In the Hood by Pat Lydersen

(Male, Serio-Comedic, 30s-50s)
Kind, elderly Mr. Fineburg has owned a block of buildings in the neighborhood for years. However, because he has failed to pay his property taxes, all the buildings are up for auction, and the evil business typhoon Guy Jantic currently has the highest bid. Jantic plans to evict all the tenants, tear down the buildings, and build a parking garage. As Jantic presents his plan to the residents of the neighborhood, one of the kids yells out that they don’t need a parking lot. Here, Jantic shares his lofty ideas in response to the child.

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Meghan Mitchell is a working actor who graduated cum laude from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois with a B.A. in Musical Theatre. She loves Shakespeare and nightly fireworks, and after working regionally and on ships, she is now proud to call Orlando her home.