Standout Standalones: 10 Monologues Written for Performance

Written by Amanda Grace

July 28th, 2021

Every good actor knows you have to read the play your monologue is from… but what if you haven’t got the time? These 10 monologues are their own plays!

Barre Class by Cullen Douglas

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

Joann speaks to the new arrivals for a six-week ED treatment clinic stay. She remembers what it was like to start at square one.

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Waiting for the Bus in Red Checkered Ear Muffs by Tara Meddaugh

(Male, Serio-Comic, Mature 50s)

Lawrence was almost run over by a young driver in the grocery store parking lot. It doesn’t make sense that kid can drive but he can’t, simply because his sight isn’t what it was.

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Nobody Is Who He Seems In Hollywood by Diane Grant

(Female, Dramatic, Young Adults 20s, Adults 30-40s, Mature 50s)

Heavily made-up like silent film star Theda Bara, Dora recalls the stars who have passed through the rooms of the Alexandria Hotel… including “Uncle Victor”.

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Conjugal Connections by Gabriel Davis

(Female, Comedic, Adults 30-40s, Mature 50s)

A woman’s ex-husband wants her back, and she’s got a word or two to say about it—which she’ll have to scream over the sound of her neighbor’s lawn mower.

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Unicorns and Such by Annie Wood

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

Pink Unicorn Pony resides on the Ashley’s canopy bed, and as an all-powerful, supernatural being, they’re not sure how to feel about it.

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The Reunion by Jane Miller

(Female, Comedic, Young Adults 20s)

Corporate, competent, twenty-something Hannah films a video message for her 10-year high school reunion. She’s going to have to make a few edits.

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The Cheerios War by Gabriel Davis

(Male, Comedic, College 18-22, Young Adults 20s, Adults 30-40s)

A man chews out his “bro” for eating his breakfast cereal.

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Madeline by Juanice Myers

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

Mile-a-minute Madeline cannot be described. She can only be experienced.

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The Golden Ticket by Kerri Kochanski

(Male, Dramatic, Adults 30-40s)

A man has trouble speaking about the miscarriage he experienced with his wife. Until the loss of their child, they had felt as if they’d won the lottery.

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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
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