All Hallows’ Speech: 10 Monologues for the Spooky Season
Written by Amanda Grace
October 1st, 2020
Are you dying to get into the spirit of Halloween? From scary to straight-up screams, these speeches are perfect for celebrating the most macabre time of the year!
A monologue from Murmurs & Incantations by Dahn Hiuni
(Male, Serio-Comic, Adults 30-40s)
Ben has returned to Poland to perform a piece at the gallery of an old family friend, Eva. He is suffering from a creative block and struggling to start his latest piece since swearing off art following the death of his lover Michael. Here, Michael’s ghost brings Ben some closure.
A monologue from Satan Among Us by Myla Lichtman-Fields
(Female, Dramatic, Mature 50s)
Healer-Midwife Goody Hawkins enters the prison room of Anne Marbury Hutchinson, who is in a drug-induced slumber on the evening before her trial for witchcraft. After checking on the condition of her friend, Goody speaks directly to the audience as her own story—as well as Anne’s—unfolds.
A monologue from Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Vera Morris
(Male, Dramatic, Adults 30-40s, Young Adults 20s)
Brom Bones has just had an encounter with the Headless Horseman, who challenged him to a race over a cup of punch. Bones was determined to win, urging his Daredevil to gallop, but once they got to the church bridge, the Horseman vanished in a flash.
I’m Your Frankenstein by Tara Meddaugh
(Male, Comedic, Mature 50s, Adults 30-40s, Young Adults 20s)
Joe is in his science lab. He speaks to his creation, a horrid mass of muscles and blood. While he knows he should be repulsed by this monstrous experiment, he finds himself drawn to it.
A monologue from Skeleton Stories by Delondra Williams
(Female, Dramatic, Mature 50s, Adults 30-40s, Young Adults 20s, College 18-22, High School 14-18)
This short play from Williams’ collection is called “Annie in the Moonlight”. Annie has been passing her nights in bed with a mysterious Man who only appears to her at night. Hopelessly in love with him, she wants nothing more than for them to be proper partners—but the Man warns she can never see him in the light.
About Ghosts by Teresa Lee
(Female, Dramatic, Young Adults 20s, College 18-22, High School 14-18)
Casey recounts the story of when her grandmother died. She imagines that heat is the element holding us together, and though she doesn’t hold any solid beliefs in an afterlife, but thinks that if ghosts were real, they’d be floating above us.
A monologue from Scary, Scary Night by E. Michael Lunsford
(Male, Comedic, Mature 50s, Adults 30-40s)
Derek grew up in a funeral home with kooky parents Jeremy and Formalda Hyde who, to his dismay, love working with dead bodies. In this piece, patriarch Jeremy encourages Albert, who has applied to do corpse preparation, to pursue his dream of becoming a make-up artist.
A monologue from Spirit by Douglas M. Parker
(Any Gender, Comedic, High School 14-18, Kids & Juniors 5-13)
A kid is holding a seance to contact Mrs. Jackson’s late husband Moe. After finally making a connection, Moe retorts that he’s watching TV—”Can’t she just wait until a commercial?” The child finds themself stuck as the go-between for Moe and Mrs. Jackson’s inter-dimensional couple’s spat.
A monologue from Mad Millie by Olivia Briggs
(Female, Serio-Comic, Mature 50s, Adults 30-40s)
Mrs. Singleton, a self-professed perfect housewife, is about to be imprisoned for the murder of a “rebellious” young woman who moved into her gated community. Fed up with a police officer’s accusations, she decides to let him have it.
A monologue from Macb*** by William Shakespeare
(Female, Dramatic, Mature 50s, Adults 30-40s, Young Adults 20s, College 18-22)
From theatre’s most terrifying tale comes a classically chilling piece. The leader of the witches consulting with Macbeth, Hecate, is angry that her underlings prophesied for him without her approval.
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