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Free Dramatic Monologues for Auditions

So you're looking for dramatic monologues? Maybe something really juicy for your next audition? Well you're in the right place. I've hand-picked these monologues for both men and women.

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For Men

Title Age Range Description
ONE
by Terrence Mosley
20 - 40 A son tells his neglectful father about how he learned to shave.
Collaboration
by Kellie Powell
20 - 35 The fate of Shane's career is in the hands of a spurned woman, Kim.
Gilbert or Frank
by Terrence Mosley
20 - 40 Frank is a young black man, and recalls being a victim of racism.
Gilbert of Frank
by Terrence Mosley
20 - 35 Stevenson explains evolution to Frank.
The Glass Menagerie
by Tennessee Williams
20 - 26 Tom Wingfield feels trapped by his life, by his mother.
Glengarry Glen Ross
(1992)
30 - 50 Ricky Roma chews out his boss.
Like Dreaming, Backwards
by Kellie Powell
18 - 26 Yale met Nell the same night she committed suicide.
Picasso Reincarnated: Ultimate Jackass
by Joseph Arnone
20+ Picasso, or just Joe, strives to be a great artist. Today, at least.
Spoon River Anthology
by Edgar Lee Masters
30+ Tom Merritt recalls the day his wife's lover killed him.
Wasted Talent
by Joseph Arnone
20+ Donnie laments the loss of a good friend and a great musician.

For Women

Title Age Range Description
ONE
by Terrence Mosley
35 - 60 A single black mother tells her adult son about his father and their heritage.
And Turning, Stay
by Kellie Powell
16 - 20 Amy is in high school. She's been led on and let down.
Bargaining
by Kellie Powell
Must Look 23 Hannah explains tells her boyfriend that she is immortal.
Candide
by Voltaire
20 - 35 Paquette, once a serving maid, describes her fall into prostitution.
Casino Royale
(2006)
25 - 45 After gentleman-spy James Bond tells her exactly what's wrong with her, Vesper Lynd returns the favor.
Collaboration
by Kellie Powell
16 - 25 Kim is having an fling with her friend and writing partner. But he takes Kim for granted.
Dogface
by Kellie Powell
16 - 25 Dogface recalls how an accident changed her life. And how she gained her nickname.
Dogface
by Kellie Powell
16 - 25 Dogface has slept with her male best friend. A week later, she still has a lot to say.
The Hours
(2002)
40 - 60 Virginia Woolf must get back to London, or suffocate in the country.
Kramer vs. Kramer
(1979)
25 - 40 While in court, Joanna Kramer fights for custody of her son.
Like Dreaming, Backwards
by Kellie Powell
30+ Leah is the mother of Nell, who recently committed suicide.
Like Dreaming, Backwards
by Kellie Powell
18 - 26 Natalie was friends with Nell, who recently committed suicide.
One Graveyard
by Kellie Powell
18 - 26 Sonya, usually very responsible, is interrogated by the police about her missing friend.
The Promise of You
by Daniel Martine
38 - 50 When Bobby comes back into her life, Carolyn stops to reflect.
Requiem for a Dream
(2000)
50+ Sarah Goldfarb defends her decision to take diet pills.
Richard Fisher's Funeral
by Kellie Powell
16 - 30 At her father's funeral, Drew explains why she won't forgive him.
Snow White Gets Her Say
by Chris Wind
15 - 30 Catherine plots her revenge on the men who have wronged her.
Spoon River Anthology
by Edgar Lee Masters
18 - 30 From the grave, Nellie Clark remembers her life's misfortune.
Thanksgiving in the Wilderness
by Kellie Powell
18 - 30 Jillian is a complete cynic when it comes to relationships.
Thanksgiving in the Wilderness
by Kellie Powell
18 - 40 Rita stands up for her friend, Emily.
Thus Saith Eve
by Chris Wind
30 - 60 Noah's Wife sets the record straight about Noah and his ark.
What Are the Chances?
by Kellie Powell
30+ Lindsay attends an art show, displaying the photography of her estranged ex-husband. And she gets more than she bargained for.
Your Money's Worth
by Kellie Powell
30+ Carla is a therapist. She is enraged over her patient's self-pity.
Your Money's Worth
by Kellie Powell
30+ Jessie's therapist is verbally abusive. Finally, she fights back.
What Kind of Mother?
by Adam J. Wahlberg
35+ Ruth forbids her daughter to have an abortion.

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