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10 New Monologues from Barbara Lhota

Written by Ashleigh Gardner

June 27, 2017

Are you looking for a strong comedic monologue for your next audition or competition? Performer Stuff playwright Barbara Lhota has ten for men and women that are perfect for you. Check them out below!

A monologue from The Big House

(Female, Comedy, Teens – College)
Elisa has been invited in for an interview. During the interview, Elisa bends her sweet personality several ways to try to fit into Claire’s vision. In this monologue, Elisa loses all control, winning her a prime spot on the show.

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A monologue from Romance

(Female, Comedic, 30s)
Miriam, 30s, a medieval literature professor reveals to a perfect stranger why she thinks her marriage is dead. In this piece, she imagines how her husband will react to her being missing and in doing so, tries to justify why she had to leave.

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A monologue from The Big House

(Female, Comedic, 20s)
Claire’s CBS studio office. Elisa is trying to find a way to get on the reality show “The Big House.”

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Cutting Remarks

(Female, Comedic, 20s)
Dana and Candie sit, waiting to have their hair cut and styled at Curl Up and Dye. Dana stares out the big glass window into the sun. Candie flips through a magazine, looking increasingly perturbed as she turns the pages.

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Stepping-Stones

(Female, Comedic, 30s)
The Stepping-Stone Academy, teachers’ lounge. Marge encourages another nursery school teacher to hang in there.

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Swap

(Female, Comedic, 20s)
Kate and Nina’s apartment. Nina tries to convince her roommate that she doesn’t care that she’s dating her ex.

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I.S.O.

(Male, Dramatic, 30s)
Cheryl, 20’s, has applied for a new position in a different section of her company. The director of this area, DONALD, 30’s, has called her in for an interview today. Cheryl has been incredibly nervous all morning. This is exactly the kind of promotion she wants. Donald, whose father owns the entire business, tends to act defensively when asking people about their qualifications because he is less than qualified. To make up for his lack of education and experience, he has made a habit of creating new work-related acronyms in an effort to confound his underlings.

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A monologue from Romance

(Male, Dramatic, 30s)
Mick, sitting in the chapel, explains to Miriam about how he was jilted at the altar today.

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Housing to Share

(Male, Comedy, Teens – College)
Cal and Dorrine have both gone to a roommate agency to find their perfect match. Dorrine is trying to find a roommate to fit her present apartment. The only problem is that she has control issues, which have driven three roommates away in the past year. Cal is laid back, but a bit irresponsible. He is trying to find a place where he won’t be shot at again and where the roommate is willing to, at least, pay rent regularly.

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The Pinnacle

(Male, Comedic, 20s)
For several months, Lincoln has been planning to ask Liz to marry him, but he wanted a proper setting in which to ask. He has planned a romantic get –away to Italy to pop the  question. The only problem is that Lincoln has lost the engagement ring. He suspects the hotel maid of stealing it, so he’s been complaining to the management and obsessed with trying to locate this maid. Liz, not knowing his plan, is feeling hurt and fiercely angry because Lincoln has been ignoring her throughout the entire vacation. He is constantly talking to his friends in the nearby villa, and acting like an idiot. In this scene, Lincoln has taken Liz to a romantic Italian restaurant to pop the question. Liz wants to break up with him.

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Ashleigh Gardner received her AA in Theatre/Drama/Dramatic Arts from Valencia College and her Bachelors Degree in English Literature and Masters Degree in Literary, Cultural, and Textual Studies from the University of Central Florida. She is a playwright, an actor, and PerformerStuff.com’s Editor.