Free Monologues

Welcome to the largest collection of teen monologues on the internet, available for free use in auditions and classroom work and all from plays published by YouthPLAYS.  Browse dozens of monogues for teens and other young actors, sortable by genre (drama, comedy, dramedy) and gender.

How it Works

Please read the instructions carefully:

These monologues are free for classroom and audition use.  To use them in Thespian adjudicated Individual Events and similar competitions/festivals, just purchase a copy (digital or printed) of the play from which they come.  If necessary, print out this paragraph as proof of permission to perform.

1. Once you find a monologue (or monologues) that suit your needs, please click on and fill out the Monologue Request Form.  Be sure to fill in the organization field (do not abbreviate) with the name of your school or the group for whom you're auditioning, as the case may be. (In other words, you cannot simply write "school" or "ISS," for example.) Where it asks how you plan to use the monologue, please let us know whether you wish to use the monologue in class or for an audition (both free).  If you wish to use the monologue in an adjudicated competition, just purchase your script--no need to fill out this form.  If you wish to use the monologue in some other way (e.g. as part of a showcase/performance), fill out the form and let us know; royalties may apply in that latter case.

2.  We will do our best to confirm permission within 2 business days, but we recommend planning ahead and giving yourself plenty of time to hear back.  Please make sure that you whitelist emails from the youthplays.com domain, or our email may get stuck in your spam filter!

3.  All monologues are from plays published by YouthPLAYS. If you'd like to read the entire play from which the monologue comes, click on the order link on each monologue's page to purchase a perusal copy!

4.  By using one of our monologues, you grant us permission to add you to the YouthPLAYS email list. We promise not to email you too often, and we will never share your email with anyone.

5.  Students, please tell your teachers or directors about YouthPLAYS!  Teachers and directors, please consider our plays for potential production!  Remember, our authors make their income from the licensing of their work for production and the payment of royalties.  This allows them to create more great plays!

We regret that we are unable to provide specific monologue suggestions, as our time and staff are limited, and we feel that it's always best for you to read through our selections and find the piece that best fits you.  So let's get to it:  read on for a great selection of monologues!

Monologue Request Form

Monologues for Teens & Other Young Actors

  
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Comedy

Wendy (Female) from Love (Awkwardly) by Maryann Carolan and John Rotondo

Will (Male) from Clay by Carol S. Lashof

Pierette (Female) from Masks by Paul E. Doniger

Phil Steen (Male) from The Baseball King by Amelia Ross

Travis (1) (Male) from One Good Thing by Don Zolidis

Dodge (2) (Male or Female) from Dodge by Ed Shockley

Carly (Female) from G.B.F. Forever by Asher Wyndham

Charlie (Male) from Techies by Don Goodrum

Drama

Nick (Male) from One Good Thing by Don Zolidis

Erynne (1) (Female) from One Good Thing by Don Zolidis

Siggy (Male) from War of the Buttons by Jonathan Dorf

Ofelia (Female) from ESL by Tom Smith

Buldeo (Male) from The Jungle Book by Callan Stout

Missy (Female) from Alley Dog by Paul Lewis

Laura (Female) from Love (Awkwardly) by Maryann Carolan and John Rotondo

Travis (2) (Male) from One Good Thing by Don Zolidis

Romulus (Male) from Rumors of Polar Bears by Jonathan Dorf

Erynne (2) (Female) from One Good Thing by Don Zolidis

Bagheera (Male) from The Jungle Book by Callan Stout

Cassie (Female) from Rumors of Polar Bears by Jonathan Dorf

Squishy (Female) from An Actual Baby Person by Barbara Lindsay

Scout (Female) from Like a Metaphor by Emily Cicchini

Three Rows (Male or Female) from Dear Chuck by Jonathan Dorf

Vivian (Female) from Children of Hooverville by Hollie Michaels

Alex (Female) from screens by Jessica McGettrick

Tabatha (Female) from The Snow Globe by Sara Crawford

Clifford (Male) from The Grippe of October by John P. McEneny

Dramedy

Frankie (Female) from 4 A.M. by Jonathan Dorf and Alison Wood

George (Male) from Love (Awkwardly) (one-act version) by Maryann Carolan and John Rotondo

Aaron (Male) from Clay by Carol S. Lashof

Shelly (Female) from Le Goalie by Nelson Yu

Dodge (1) (Male or Female) from Dodge by Ed Shockley

Zeta (Female) from Clay by Carol S. Lashof

Trace (Female) from War of the Buttons by Jonathan Dorf

Ticker (Male) from War of the Buttons by Jonathan Dorf

Randy (Male) from Love (Awkwardly) by Maryann Carolan and John Rotondo

Alice (Female) from Lockdown by Julia Edwards

Katarina (Female) from Lockdown by Julia Edwards

Lily (Female) from Lockdown by Julia Edwards

Sam (Male or Female) from Uncertainty Theory by Maura Campbell

Catherine (Female) from Golden Ladder by Donna Spector

Izzy (Female) from Cupid and Psyche: An Internet Love Story by Maria Hernandez, Emma Rosecan and Alexis Stickovitch

Did You Know?


Deanna Ableser was the recipient of the 2006 VSA Playwright Discovery Teacher Award and was honored at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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