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COMMON THEATER AUDITION PROCESS: SUGGESTED SAMPLE MONOLOGUE REPERTOIRE (not exclusive)
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The following monologues merely are suggestions from theater teachers if students are looking for material. Students are encouraged to identify and perform pieces that speak to them and for which they feel inspired. Note the character's traditional gender role from the play is noted with a brief thought from the submitting HS teacher. We advise all students to read the full show for context and appropriateness of consideration.

Visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oe_hCQ05NiE&feature=youtu.bep for additional guidance in preparing your virtual audition video.
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NAME OF PLAYSCENECHARACTER NAMENOTES
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1 Girl"If it weren't for the movies of Elvia Rivero..."ShadeFemale
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5th of July"I'm going to be the greatest artist..."ShirleyFemale
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Acts of God"Me, I went to the counselors like first thing"ToniFemale
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Alice in Wonderland"Well, after such a fall as this, I shall think..."AliceFemale
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Alice in Wonderland"Dear, dear! How queer everything is today"AliceFemale
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Alma (f.k.a. #nowall) Many passages throughout; it's a one actAngelTeenage - female - Funny, timely, and powerful. Pieces range from comedic mom and daughter banter, to serious arguments over the future
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Amulets Against the Dragon ForcesChrisTeenage - male - young man describes his teacher's struggles, and how she has been a mentor to him. - good 60 sec cut avail
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Arrest us for what? Wearing Big Pants?"I'm skating on the sidewalk..."MaleMale
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Audition"My resume. Oh, first I should mention..."ActorMale or Female
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Begets: Fall of a High School Roninp. 3 Inside GirlFemale - Character introducing herself to audience
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Begets: Fall of a High School Roninp. 65 - 66WalterTeenage - male - Walter confesses his love to Patrick
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Beggars in the House of Plentyp. 50-51JohnMale - Powerful, challenging, deeply emotional (some profanity but easily edited)
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Big Tim and Fanny
"I knew a number of them from the neighborhood"
KathleenFemale
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Black Butterfly, Jaguar Girl, Pinata Woman and Other Superhero Girls, Like Me
DoloresFemale - Dolores joining a chorus of girls sharing moments of great change in their lives by talking about her father's death
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Blood at the Root (Dominque Morisseau) monologues throughoutSeveralMale and Female - Several monolgues, mature content, recounts events of the Jena Six
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The Breakfast ClubDetention Confession AndyTeenage - male
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Brighton Beach Memoirs
"Okay! Here goes! I'm going to be in a Broadway..."
NoraFemale
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Brighton Beach Memoirs"That's what they have gutters for"EugeneMale
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Can't Judge a Book By It's Cover"I feel really sorry for Julie"VictoriaFemale
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Clarkston (Samuel D. Hunter)p. 137ChrisLate teen/early 20s - male - Chris attacks Jake for his strong opinions on Chris' relationship with his mother. *some harsh language that can easily be cut
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Class Actionp. 79DeniseTeenage - female - a girl describes her battle with a chauvinistic teacher.- strong female - comedic when fully committed
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ClevelandDaughter writing in her diaryDaughterFemale
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The Colored MuseumThe Party monologueTopsyFemale - energetic and sassy
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Common Ground"I've been trying very hard to put into words..."TeenagerMale or Female
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Confession: Kafka in High School"I'm not a hero"ConnorTeenage - male
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Convicts"I came out here from Harrison in June"HoraceMale
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Daddy Long Legs"It was so dim coming in from the brightly..."UnisexMale or Female
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The Days and Nights of BeeBee Fenstermaker"It's funny. On the one hand I believe..."BeeBeeFemale
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Death Comes to Us All, Mary Agnes"Oh Herbert, we had good times, didn't we?"VivienFemale
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Defying Gravity"The day my mother actually left..."ElizabethFemale
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Dentity Crisis"When I was eight years old, someone..."JaneFemale
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The Diary of Anne Frank"The air raids are getting worse..."AnneFemale
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The Diary of Anne Frank"Look Peter, the sky."AnneFemale
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The Dream of the Burning BoyRachelTeenage - female - sister of deceased young man describes how she's now a straight A student, as everyone assumes she's traumatized, and is overly sympathetic - entertaining speech- contemporary language - quirky
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Eat Your Heart Out
"If there's one thing I can't stand in the theatre..."
CharlieMale
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The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The Moon Marigolds"He told me to look at my hand"TillieFemale
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Ever Wish You Could Control Your Dreams?"Ever wish you could control your dreams?"UnisexMale or Female
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The Fantasticks"This morning a bird woke me up"LuisaFemale
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Feeding on Mulberry Leaves"Hello? Anybody out there?"JebTeenage - male
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FencesAct 1, Scene 3 CoryTeenage - male- Almost age appropriate, powerful
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Ferret Envy"I know you think I murdered your ferret..."JyotiFemale
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Fires in the Mirror: Crown Heights, Brooklyn and Other IdentitiesLook In The MirrorAnonymous GirlFemale - Relevant themes, contemporary text, age appropriate
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Geek!Playing with Purpose MONO bookHoneyTeenage - female - very humorous, relatable, challenging
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Girl"I didn't cry at all today"HannahFemale
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The Glass MenagerieScene 3TomLate teen/early 20's - Fun, challenging, a classic
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The Glass Menagerie"No Mom, please"LauraEarly 20's - female - A classic, almost age appropriate, girl talking to her mother
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Goodbye CharlesIt's Terrible Being NiceCynthiaFemale - Funny, challenging if done well
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Gruesome Playground InjuriesScene 4KayleenTennage - female - Powerful, moving, but also requires major editing for profanity
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High School Musi-pocalypse"And let me tell you guys, it's not going to be..."MariaFemale
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High School Musi-pocalypse"I had all the Barbies"AlejandraFemale
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The House of Blue Leavesp. 35-37RonnieTeenage - male- Hilarious, great character work (would need to be edited down)
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I Remember Mama Opening MonologueKatrinFemale- Girl reminiscing about her family
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Jerry Finnegan's Sister"This is it. Like in The High and Mighty"BrianMale
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Jewish Girlz
"I can relate to great heroines. My Bat Mitzvah..."
FemaleFemale
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Kid-Simple: A Radio Play in the Flesh"I will get you for this, Garth"MollFemale
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The Laramie Projectp. 60 "It Happened Here"Zubaida UlaLate teens/early 20's -female- college student talks about Matthew Shepard aftermath
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The Laramie Projectp.. 26 "Angels in America" Jedediah SchultzLate teens/early 20's - Young college student talks about his audition for college that caused tension with parents
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The Last Night of the Ballyhoo"I had Xmas trees my whole life."SunnyLate teens/early 20's - female - Monologue addresses anti-Semitism
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The Less Than Human Clubp. 136ClintonTeenage - male - dramatic good cut length. approx 60 sec.
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Lewiston (Samuel D. Hunter)p. 29-31MarnieEarly 20s - female - Marnie argues with her grandmother, Alice, about buying what's left of her property. Assemble the monologue by removing Alice's lines and streaming-lining her argument. *some harsh language, easily cut*
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Like Dreaming, Backwards"I dropped her off, that night, about a quarter..."NatalieFemale
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Little Women"Ma Chere Mama!"AmyFemale
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The Long View"I didn't mean it..."TravisTeenage - male
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Luna Park"We were about to dive..."FlacoMale
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Luna Park"Wishing is elemental. Like breathing almost"DanielMale
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Marisolp. 28-29JuneFemale
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Mauritius"You come in here...."JackieFemale
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Milk Like Sugarp. 57KeeraTeenage - female - Almost age appropriate, powerful, challenging
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Mirror Mirror"Fine, be that way"LaurelTeenage - female - Girl confesses her love to Hoyt, her best friend
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The Moonlight Room"What do you know?"SalFemale
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A Most Curious Phenomenon"What do you mean I can't go out..."DixieFemale
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My Secret Hiding Place"I need time to think. Why can't people..."FlowerFemale
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Night Luster"I don't know. I get this feeling sometimes..."RomaFemale
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Night Mother"Mama, I only told you I was going to kill..."JessieFemale
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Nutsp. 82-83ClaudiaFemale - Powerful, challenging
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Our TownAgriculture School decisionGeorgeTeenage - male - Sincere - simple and honest delivery required
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Our Town"I can't bear it. They're so young and beautiful"EmilyFemale
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Peter Pan"Who is that? Wendy and the boys...!"PeterMale
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The Piano LessonAct OneBoy WillieTeenage- male- Boy Willie stands up to his friends and Uncles
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The Piano Lesson"You ain’t taking that piano out of my house."BerniceFemale
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Pipeline by Dominque Morisseaup. 39- 41 (Scene 5)JasmineTeenage- female- mature language edit to reflect on Jasmine's view; good piece because it has a strong imaginary receiver*
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Pipleline (Dominique Morisseau)p. 36-37 (Scene 5)Jasmine Teenage -female - student recounts the challenges of a private school, where life is more challenging that back at home - contrasting her parents' view of the "safety" of the private school environment. *Cut for some harsh language
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Pipleline by Dominique Morisseaup. 80-82OmariTeenage - male - Omari confronts his absent father Xavier and addresses why he caused an incident in class
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Prodigal Son "Why is it your school..."Jim Teenage - male - Talks about going against school admin, bias against NYC kid
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Promedy"That's not true. Young women need the prom."BeatrixFemale
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Punch Drunk"When I go to the zoom I go for one reason"Alpha MaleMale
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Punk Girls"How can you be so calm? I'm in crisis here"Green PunkFemale
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Raisin in the SunAct III, Scene 1BeneathaFemale --defends her current emotional state to her boyfriend, and debated with him about the flaws of being an 'idealist' in this corrupt and power hungry world
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Redwood Curtain"I'm not tired, dammit."GeriFemale
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Reindeer Soup"I wasn't meant for this world"JulieFemale
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Richard Fisher's Funeral"You don't get it. I've been afraid..."DrewFemale
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Saint Joan (GB Shaw)p.112JoanLate teens - feamle - Joan stands up to the men who condemn her
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Sammy Carducci's Guide to Women"...So I'm standing there in the cafeteria"SammyTeenage - male
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School Girls by Jocelyn BiohPaulina and/or EricaFemale
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Second ClassScene VIIILeonTeenage - male
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She Kills Monstersp. 80-81 AgnesTeenage - female - Agnes reminisces about her sister
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Sparks in the Park"All right.. give me a break."BarryTeenage - male