What is a contemporary monologue?

Contemporary monologues are speeches taken from plays that go as far back as the beginning of the twentieth century, and as far forward as the present moment.

How do I choose a comedic monologue?

10 Tips For Choosing The Best Monologue For You

  1. Know your casting type and be realistic about it.
  2. Know your age range.
  3. Play to your strengths.
  4. Choose a monologue with shifts in emotion.
  5. Choose one that matches the role you are going for.
  6. If they haven’t specified timings, keep it short.
  7. Choose a strong character.

How long is a good monologue?

An effective monologue should be around one minute, or 90 seconds max. Length goes hand in hand with entertainment, because you don’t want your audience to become bored. It is far better to fill a 30 second monologue with great acting choices than to dredge on for 3 minutes of mediocre acting.

Where can I find free dramatic monologues for teens?

Below, you’ll find some dramatic pieces, and some comedic. Clicking a link will take you to a PDF version of the monologue. Print it out and take lots of notes!

Who is Nina in one minute monologues for teens?

Whenever she tries to talk to her mom about her ambitions, her mother always seems to shut her down or outright ignore her. Nina is a teenager who lives the life of a criminal because of her father who continually moves them from motel to motel while going on a robbing spree.

How does the monologue call out the oxymoron of adolescence?

This piece really does call out the oxymoron of adolescence. Teen girls will relate with not fitting in, attempts to be popular, and waking up with pimples which will ruin your day. Told through the eyes of a girl with her head in a bag, the monologue really just gives teens an opportunity to let loose about the stress of adolescence.

Can a child perform a monologue in a competition?

The monologues MAY be performed by children and teens in educational, competition and audition settings without requesting permission. The performer must cite the author AND Drama Notebook in his/her recitation. We are also building a collection of monologues on video.