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10 One-Minute Dramatic Female Monologues

Written by Ashleigh Gardner

July 13, 2017

Ladies, are you looking for a dramatic monologue around minute long that shows off your ability to connect deeply with your character? We’ve pulled ten from our collection that are sure to feature your talents in the casting room.

A monologue from Desperate Territory by Gary Briston

(Female, Dramatic, 20 – 40s)
Preparations for a yard sale surround Georgia’s New Jersey backyard. She lifts a picnic basket which summons a memory of the first time her marriage appeared to be suffering because she and Michael chose to share her late parents’ apartment with her brother. A quarrel sends Michael out and she tries to explain to Ben how she fell in love with him.

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A monologue from Holy Crab! by Zhu Yi

(Female, Dramatic, 20s – 30s)
Xia, a Chinese girl who came to the US for Masters program on Chinese History, was convinced by her brother to quit school and work for his black market business illegally. The night before Xia’s deportation, she visits her brother in prison.

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A monologue from Marie LaVeau and the Vampire by Rosary O’Neill

(Female, Dramatic, 20 – 50s)
Mystery/comedy about the voodoo priestess Marie LaVeau and the band of spirits that try to kill her.  We’re in the death mind of the legendary healer. Saints and other ghostly intruders threaten, block, and subvert her return to earth. The daughter of a white planter and a black free woman, Marie uses all means available to snare these spirits and live again. We’re in her occult parlor, in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Fantôme condemns Marie to death.

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A monologue from ANTILLIA, or The Equestrian by Ricardo Soltero-Brown

(Female, Dramatic, 20 – 40s)
Danielle’s apartment. Danielle is trying to sell her horse, Antillia, to Sarah. Sarah has come to Danielle’s apartment to negotiate the sale of the horse, but after Sarah asks what happens to the horse if she does not buy her, Danielle begins to insinuate her own history into the conversation. This is a topic Sarah is not concerned about, and she makes it very clear that she wants to hear absolutely nothing about Danielle’s past, even after Danielle has attempted to force her own story into the conversation multiple times. Sarah has had enough. It is irrelevant to the matter at hand.

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A monologue from La Cage Nue by Olivia Briggs

(Female, Dramatic, 20 – 40s)
Sienna, Linda’s chipper, younger roommate and fellow dancer at La Cage Nue, has just graduated from college. In this scene, Linda told Sienna that she won’t be coming to her graduation party. Sienna has just called Linda out for choosing others over her.

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A monologue from April Fools by Daris Howard

(Female, Dramatic, 20 – 40s)
Carl and Sherrie sit in the Lovers’ Corner in her Uncle James’s diner. They’ve recently begun a romantic relationship which was followed by Carl deciding to run for mayor. Carl confesses that he feels stronger when Sherrie is with him, and she responds with this heartfelt confession.

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A monologue from Geek! by Crystal Skillman

(Female, Dramatic, Teens)
Danya is trapped in an elevator with Toby, a fellow cosplayer and admirer of the homemade cosplay videos of ‘Dante’s Fire’ Danya and her friends Honey and Ellen have made. She is confiding in him that the reason her and Honey drove five hours to this convention was to show the videos to their idol, Samagashi, in honor of Honey’s sister, Ellen, who recently passed away. She has upset Honey greatly with her temper and selfishness and in this monologue, Danya realizes that her friend needs her.

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A monologue from The RTS Monologue Collection by Angela Cerrito

(Female, Dramatic, Teens – 20s)
Lizzy recollects who she told about her rape after the attack.  Her mom was getting on her case for not eating and for her attitude.  Finally she told her about the rape, to which she responded that she should “know better than to hang out with people who drink beer”.  She told her boyfriend, who broke up with her.  Eventually her mom took her to a psychologist, but she still wishes she hadn’t told her boyfriend.

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A monologue from The Ninth Train by Jane and Jim Jeffries

(Female, Dramatic, Teens – 20s)
Sixteen-year-old Eva quietly tells her older sister, Analise, about a time when she went to the bakery and first met Merek, the baker’s son. She had tried to get a refund for a day-old roll and when, he wouldn’t allow it, she threw it at him and hit him in the face. When she went back another day to buy bread, he had a complimentary note hidden in the bottom of the bag. That is how their friendship began.

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A monologue from For My Silent Sisters by Tara Meddaugh

(Female, Dramatic, Teens)
Set in the countries of Cambodia, Romania, India and the United States, four teenagers struggle to escape the dark underworld of child sex trafficking. Told through poignant monologues and scenes, this drama shines light on the real horrors that occur all over the world, and the hope and faith that allow children to survive. Jorani has been sold to a brothel in payment for her sister’s gambling debt, and her Buddhist upbringing is put to the test.

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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.