Free Dramatic Monologues for Acting Auditions

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

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Dramatic Monologues for Men

  • ONE
    by Terrence Mosley

  • Age Range: 20 - 40
  • A son tells his neglectful father about how he learned to shave.
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  • Collaboration
    by Kellie Powell

  • Age Range: 20 - 35
  • The fate of Shane's career is in the hands of a spurned woman, Kim.
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  • Gilbert or Frank
    by Terrence Mosley

  • Age Range: 20 - 40
  • Frank is a young black man, and recalls being a victim of racism.
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  • Gilbert or Frank
    by Terrence Mosley

  • Age Range: 20 - 35
  • Stevenson explains evolution to Frank.
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  • The Glass Menagerie
    by Tennessee Williams

  • Age Range: 20 - 26
  • Tom Wingfield feels trapped by his family, and he lashes out at his mother.
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  • Glengarry Glen Ross
    by David Mamet

  • Age Range: 30 - 50
  • A foul-mouthed salesmen, Ricky Roma, chews out his inept boss. (Warning: Adult language.)
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  • Like Dreaming, Backwards
    by Kellie Powell

  • Age Range: 18 - 26
  • Yale met Nell on the very night she committed suicide.
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  • Picasso Reincarnated: Ultimate Jackass
    by Joseph Arnone

  • Age Range: 20+
  • Picasso, or just Joe, strives to be a great artist. Today, at least.
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  • The Rookie Cop
    by Adam J. Wahlberg

  • Age Range: 35 - 65
  • A veteran cop schools his new rookie partner on how to do the job, and they both make an electrifying discovery.
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  • Spoon River Anthology
    by Edgar Lee Masters

  • Age Range: 25+
  • Tom Merritt recalls from the grave the day his wife's lover shot and killed him.
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  • Wasted Talent
    by Joseph Arnone

  • Age Range: 20+
  • Donnie laments the loss of a good friend and a great musician.
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Dramatic Monologues for Women

  • ONE
    by Terrence Mosley

  • Age Range: 35 - 60
  • A single black mother tells her adult son about his absent father and their heritage.
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  • And Turning, Stay
    by Kellie Powell

  • Age Range: 16 - 20
  • Amy is in high school. She has been led on by boys, and had her heart broken more than once.
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  • Bargaining
    by Kellie Powell

  • Age Range: 23
  • Hannah tells her boyfriend that she is immortal.
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  • Collaboration
    by Kellie Powell

  • Age Range: 16 - 25
  • Kim is having a fling with her friend and writing partner. But she feels taken for granted.
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  • Dogface
    by Kellie Powell

  • Age Range: 16 - 25
  • Dogface recalls how an accident changed her life. And how she gained her nickname.
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  • Dogface
    by Kellie Powell

  • Age Range: 16 - 25
  • Dogface has slept with her male best friend. A week later, she still has a lot to say about it.
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  • Like Dreaming, Backwards
    by Kellie Powell

  • Age Range: 30+
  • Leah is the mother of Nell, who recently committed suicide.
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  • Like Dreaming, Backwards
    by Kellie Powell

  • Age Range: 18 - 26
  • Natalie was friends with Nell, who recently committed suicide.
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  • One Graveyard
    by Kellie Powell

  • Age Range: 18 - 26
  • Sonya, usually very responsible, is interrogated by the police about her missing friend.
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  • The Promise of You
    by Daniel Martine

  • Age Range: 35 - 50
  • When Bobby comes back into her life, Carolyn stops to reflect.
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  • Richard Fisher's Funeral
    by Kellie Powell

  • Age Range: 16 - 30
  • At her father's funeral, Drew explains why she won't forgive him.
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  • Snow White Gets Her Say
    by Chris Wind

  • Age Range: 15 - 30
  • Catherine plots her revenge on all the men who have wronged her.
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  • Spoon River Anthology
    by Edgar Lee Masters

  • Age Range: 18 - 30
  • From the grave, Nellie Clark recounts her life's misfortune.
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  • Thanksgiving in the Wilderness
    by Kellie Powell

  • Age Range: 18 - 30
  • Jillian is a complete cynic when it comes to romantic relationships.
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  • Thanksgiving in the Wilderness
    by Kellie Powell

  • Age Range: 18 - 40
  • Rita stands up for her friend, Emily.
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  • Thus Saith Eve
    by Chris Wind

  • Age Range: 30 - 60
  • Noah's wife sets the record straight about her husband and his ark.
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  • What Are the Chances?
    by Kellie Powell

  • Age Range: 30+
  • Lindsay attends an art show, and gets way more than she bargained for.
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  • Your Money's Worth
    by Kellie Powell

  • Age Range: 30+
  • Carla, a therapist, is enraged over her patient's self-pity.
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  • Your Money's Worth
    by Kellie Powell

  • Age Range: 30+
  • Jessie's therapist is verbally abusive. Finally, she fights back.
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  • What Kind of Mother?
    by Adam J. Wahlberg

  • Age Range: 40+
  • Ruth forbids her daughter to have an abortion.
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