12 Star-Crossed Monologues for the Signs

Written by Amanda Grace

August 27th, 2020

If you’ve run out of astrology-inspired quizzes, fret not: this astrology-inspired monologue list is here to float your whimsical boat—and get you some great material, too! (Be warned: I am not an expert, merely a simple PerformerStuff writer. Proceed with humour.)

FOR AQUARIUS (20th January—18th February)

A monologue from Unicorns and Such by Annie Wood

(Any Gender, Comedic, Mature 50s, Adults 30-40s, Young Adults 20s, College 18-22, High School 14-18)

Aquarians are famous for possessing a signature sense of creativity, which gives you the zest needed to pull off this piece from the perspective of a newly-adopted unicorn. Pony the Unicorn sits cross-legged on a canopy bed, and has a bit of a chip on their shoulder.

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FOR PISCES (19th February—20th March)

A monologue from Better Places to Go by David-Matthew Barnes

(Female, Comedic, Young Adults 20s)

Pisces are meant to be ripplingly real and nuanced in their experience of the world; this speech gives them the chance to finally allow the floodgates to crack and swim in the chaos. Because of reported bad weather, Candace has been detained en route to her wedding, and is stuck in a rundown diner in Grand Island, Nebraska.

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FOR ARIES (21st March—19th April)

A monologue from HMO by Cullen Douglas

(Male, Dramatic, Mature 50s, Adults 30-40s)

Aries’ directness and hot-headedness go hand in hand and well suit this monologue delivered by Edward Hess, who sits in a doctor’s office reeling from the news that his insurance company will not pay for a non-negotiable surgery to save his daughter’s life. His blood boiling, he corners the doctor over his incredulity.

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FOR TAURUS (20th April—20th May)

A monologue from Nobody by Crystal Skillman

(Female, Dramatic, Adults 30-40s)

The Taurus individual is meant to be grounded and in-touch, qualities that empower them to deliver this speech from a poet trapped in a loveless marriage with authenticity and grace. Constantly dreaming of her longtime friend/occasional lover Kat, Anna explains how she called in sick from work today and has been wandering around the city.

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FOR GEMINI (21st May—20th June)

A monologue from Henry IV, Part II by William Shakespeare

(Male, Dramatic, Young Adults 20s, College 18-22)

Gemini contains multitudes, and what better challenge for them than this 180-degree-spin from the newly-crowned King Henry? The fifth of his name, in an effort to better fit his office, renounces his longstanding friendship with Falstaff, a rogue knight. Here, as Falstaff comes to ask clemency for a lady friend, Henry banishes him from the palace to live off a pittance that will keep him out of trouble—and his court.

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FOR CANCER (21st June—22nd July)

A monologue from James Dean and the Highway of Death by Rosary O’Neill

(Female, Dramatic, Young Adults 20s)

The Cancers I know are prone to dive deep into their emotions, which equips them with the sentimental literacy necessary to portray Dizzy, here pleading with Jimmy not to leave her behind after he crashes whilst driving on the Highway of Death in California.

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FOR LEO (23rd July—22nd August)

A monologue from A Really Good Reason by Tara Meddaugh

(Female, Comedic, Adults 30-40s, Young Adults 20s, College 18-22, High School 14-18)

As a Leo myself, I am not ashamed to live up to the “attention magnet” stereotype. Indulge yourself in the mean girl moment provided by Kelly, the alpha-female of her pack. She’s been friends with Rebecca for years, but it’s time to let her down easy.

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FOR VIRGO (23rd August—22nd September)

A monologue from Catholic School Girls by Casey Kutti

(Female, Comedic, Adults 30-40s, Young Adults 20s, College 18-22, High School 14-18)

Virgos are meant to be rigid to their own set of rules, and Elizabeth is merely the messenger of the ones laid down by the big man upstairs. A second-grade student at St. George’s school, she explains the rules of Catholicism to the ignorant masses, hoping to save them from the fires of Hell. (Playwright’s note: Actors are usually cast in their thirties to play the girls throughout their schooling.)

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FOR LIBRA (23rd September—22nd October)

A monologue from Clay by Carol S. Lashof

(Male, Serio-Comic, College 18-22, High School 14-18)

Libras are purportedly the keepers of logic and balance—totally ready to portray Aaron, who opens this speech analyzing the probability that junior year of high school will be any better than the year before. Spoiler alert: the chances are low.

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FOR SCORPIO (23rd October—21st November)

A monologue from So Happy by Annie Wood

(Any Gender, Serio-Comic, Mature 50s, Adults 30-40s, Young Adults 20s)

Scorpios supposedly have a bit of a sting to them, and so can bring out the best of this dark standalone piece where the actor explains just exactly how happy they are.

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FOR SAGITTARIUS (22nd November—21st December)

A monologue from Boys by Ella Hickson

(Male, Comedic, Young Adults 20s)

Sagittarians are rumoured to be reliable in their boldness, and Cam is no exception. A virtuoso violinist, he pushes through the terror of a make-or-break performance and the pressure of a life that may not have been his choice to make it home triumphant. Here, he tells his audition tale to his flatmates, who are very drunk and very high.

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FOR CAPRICORN (22nd December—19th January)

A monologue from My Beautiful Detour by Amy Oestreicher

(Female, Serio-Comic, Young Adults 20s, College 18-22)

The Capricorn actor is resilient, just like Amy, who had ambitious plans for Broadway until she developed a blood clot, her stomach exploded, and both lungs collapsed. After 27 surgeries and spending six of the last ten years unable to drink a drop of liquid, Amy’s beginning to put her life—career included—back together.

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Amanda Grace is an actor, writer, composer, improvisor and director whose work has graced stages from  Central Florida to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is based in London, where she is studying to obtain her M.F.A. in Actor & Performer Training at Rose Bruford College. Amanda holds an honours B.A. in Theatre Studies and a B.A. in Psychology, as well as a certificate in Shakespearean Performance from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Her original albums can be streamed at amandagrace.bandcamp.com.
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