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Monologues

Dramatic Comedy

Actor's Choice: Monologues for Teens, Volume 2 continues the Actor's Choice series with a brand-new selection of unique contemporary monologues. From hilarious comedies to moving dramas and everything in-between, this book has you covered. Unlike other monologue books, the source of every monologue is easily accessible -- each play is available through one website (www.playscripts.com), where you can read nearly the entire published script online for free. Whether you're looking for a monologue for classwork, competitions, or auditions, you'll be sure to find a perfect fit in this collection.
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Bekah Brunstetter

Bekah Brunstetter

Bekah Brunstetter's plays include: Oohrah! (Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater, 2009; Ars Nova Out Loud reading series, dir. Leigh Silverman; London, Finborough Theater, May 2009); Miss Lilly Gets Boned (Lark Playwrights Week 2009; Nominated for L. Arnold Weissberger Award); To Nineveh (NY Innovative Theater Award for Best New Full-length Play, 2006); Sick (Winner, Sam French Short Play Festival ... view full profile

Janet Allard

Janet Allard

Janet Allard’s plays include: Vrooommm! A NAScomedy (Signature Theater commission), Incognito (Guthrie commission), Loyal (Guthrie and Children’s Theatre Company joint commission), The Unknown: a silent musical (awarded Jonathan Larson Fellowship), and Untold Crimes of Insomniacs (Guthrie Lab 2004). Producing Theatres: Mixed Blood, The Kennedy Center, Playwrights Horizons, Yale Rep, The Yale ... view full profile

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Liz Flahive

Liz Flahive

Liz Flahive is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dramatic Writing. Her first play, From Up Here (Manhattan Theater Club in association with Ars Nova) was nominated for both Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Play and won the John Gassner Award for Playwriting. Her plays have been produced and developed at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Naked Angels, ... view full profile

Jon Jory

Jon Jory

Jon Jory. As the Producing Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Jon Jory directed over 125 plays and produced over 1,000 during his 32-year tenure. He conceived the internationally lauded Humana Festival of New American Plays, the SHORTS Festival, and the Brown-Forman Classics-in-Context Festival. He was also the Artistic Founding Director of Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut, and ... view full profile

Alan Haehnel

Alan Haehnel

Alan Haehnel teaches high school English and Theater at Hanover High School in Hanover, New Hampshire. He has been involved in theater since college as an actor, director, and writer. His credits include numerous published plays and monologues that have been performed worldwide, the Vermont Playwright's Award in 1993, and several Vermont State Championships for his original one-acts entered in the ... view full profile

Don Zolidis

Don Zolidis is a former high school and middle school theatre teacher and is currently a professor of creative writing at Ursinus College. Originally hailing from Wisconsin, Mr. Zolidis received his B.A. in English from Carleton College and an MFA in Playwriting from the Actor's Studio Program at the New School. He has received numerous honors, including the 2004 Princess Grace Award for ... view full profile

Anne Washburn

Anne Washburn

Anne Washburn’s play, MR. BURNS, was produced by Playwrights Horizons, Woolly Mammoth (DC), and The Almeida (London). Other plays include 10 OUT OF 12, THE INTERNATIONALIST, A DEVIL AT NOON, APPARITION, THE COMMUNIST DRACULA PAGEANT, I HAVE LOVED STRANGERS, THE LADIES, THE SMALL, and a transadaptation of Euripides' ORESTES. Awards include 2015 Whiting Award, 2015 PEN/Laura Pels International ... view full profile

Courtney Baron

Courtney Baron

COURTNEY BARON Plays include: Consumption, commissioned by and produced at the Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis; Not Our Last Hurrah, produced as part of the Australia Project at the Kraine Theatre, NYC; These Three Here, produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville and as part of the 24-Hour Plays, NYC; Earlstreetman as part of the Larson Project at New York Theatre Workshop and at the 2003 O'Neill ... view full profile

Anton Dudley

Anton Dudley

Anton Dudley's Off-Broadway credits include Substitution (Playwrights Realm/Soho Playhouse), Getting Home (Second Stage Uptown), Slag Heap (Cherry Lane Theater), and Honor and the River (SPF/Theater Row).  Regionally, his plays and musicals have been presented at La Jolla Playhouse, Williamstown Theater Festival, Walnut Street Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater, City Theater, Luna Stage, ... view full profile

Eric Simonson

Eric Simonson is a member of Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre, and has been writing and directing for theatre, film and television since 1988. His plays and adaptations, which include Bang the Drum Slowly and Work Song (with Jeff Hatcher), have been performed all over the U.S. and in Japan. Mr. Simonson received a Tony nomination for his direction of the play The Song of Jacob Zulu; and an Academy ... view full profile

Karen Hartman

Karen Hartman

Karen Hartman is an award-winning playwright and librettist whose work has been supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, the N.E.A., the Helen Merrill Foundation, a Daryl Roth "Creative Spirit" Award, a Hodder Fellowship, a Jerome Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship to Jerusalem, a New Dramatists residency, and Core Membership at the Playwrights Center. Her plays, Goliath, Donna Wants, Gum, Going ... view full profile

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Rob Ackerman

Rob Ackerman’s plays include Call Me Waldo (Working Theater, Off-Broadway; and Kitchen Theatre, Ithaca), Tabletop (American Place Theater, Drama Desk Award Winner, Best Ensemble Performance), Volleygirls (American Conservatory Theater, commission and premiere) Icarus of Ohio (NYU's Tisch School of the Arts), Disconnect (Working Theater, Classic Stage Company) Monica Raymund and Sisu Theatricals ... view full profile

Steven Levenson

Steven Levenson

Steven Levenson's plays include The Language of Trees (Roundabout Underground), Seven Minutes in Heaven (HERE Arts Center; Emerging America Festival/Huntington Theater Company), Retreat (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Almost Stuck, and Girls Day. His work has been seen and developed by Roundabout, Lincoln Center Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, Atlantic Theater Company, MCC Theater, Ars Nova, ... view full profile

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David Rush

David Rush

David Rush has had productions of his plays at such theaters as Stage Left, Mark Taper Forum, Geva Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club, and others. His plays have won and/or placed in national contests and received a variety of awards, including Chicago Jeff's and a Los Angeles Drama-Logue. He has had workshops and readings at Utah Shakespeare Festival, Odyssey, Dayton Playhouse, Orlando Shakespeare ... view full profile

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Luis Alfaro

Luis Alfaro is a Chicano writer/performer known for his work in poetry, theatre, short stories, performance and journalism.He is also a producer/director who spent ten years at the Mark Taper Forum as Associate Producer, Director of New Play Development and co-director of the Latino Theatre Initiative.His plays and performances include Oedipus el Rey (Magic Theatre, Boston Court Theatre, ... view full profile

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Lucy Alibar

Lucy Alibar’s essays and stories have been published in Zoetrope, BODY, the Oxford American, and the Wall Street Journal. Her plays have been produced/developed at Joe’s Pub, Williamstown Theatre Festival, HERE Arts Center, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Dixon Place, New Georges, the Avignon Festival, and the Cherry Lane Theatre. Her first movie, Beasts of the Southern Wild (an adaptation with Benh ... view full profile

Trista Baldwin

Trista Baldwin

Trista Baldwin's recent productions include American Sexy (The Flea), Sand (Women's Project), Doe (Santiago a Mil Festival, Chile), Patty Red Pants (Live Girls!) and Chicks With Dicks (Bricolage). A recipient of two Jerome Fellowships and a McKnight Advancement Grant, Trista Baldwin's work has been developed and produced by companies including The Guthrie, Women's Project, The Lark, New Georges, ... view full profile

Ariadne Blayde

Ariadne Blayde

Ariadne Blayde is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Playwriting at Fordham University, where she has written and produced several one-act plays. In fall 2008 she won the VSA Playwright Discovery Award for her play The Other Room, which had its world-premiere at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. She also writes academically and is featured in the volume True Blood and Philosophy, ... view full profile

Joshua Conkel

Joshua Conkel

Joshua Conkel is a playwright, director, and occasional performer. He is the current Artistic Director of The Management, a theater company in downtown New York, and a member of Youngblood, EST's collective of playwrights under thirty.Mr. Conkel's work has been seen in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Baton Rouge. His plays include The Chalk Boy, MilkMilkLemonade, and I Wanna ... view full profile

Melissa Cooper

Melissa Cooper

Melissa Cooper is an award-winning playwright whose plays and adaptations have been commissioned and produced at theaters around the country, including Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Dallas Theater Center, Portland Stage Company, East Los Angeles Classic Theater, San Diego Repertory, Echo Theater (Dallas), Asolo Theater and Coterie Theatre (Kansas City). Plays include Red Badge Variations; NYC ... view full profile

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Jorge Ignacio Cortinas

Jorge Ignacio Cortinas' awards include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation for the Arts; as well as the Helen Merrill Award and the Robert Chesley Award. His first play Maleta Mulata was produced by Campo Santo + Intersection for the Arts in San Francisco. His second play Sleepwalkers was produced by the Area Stage and the Alliance Theatre, and was ... view full profile

Christa Crewdson

Christa Crewdson is the theatre teacher and director at Buckingham Browne and Nichols Middle School in Cambridge. She also directs the Young Adult Company at Un-Common Theatre in Mansfield where she also runs the company's teen improv troupe, Improv Soup. Ms. Crewdson has directed over 60 productions with children and young adults. She has worked for Looking Glass Theatre, NewGate Theatre, Trinity ... view full profile

Bonnie Dickinson

Bonnie Dickinson lives and works in Wilton, Connecticut where she began directing and teaching in 1993. A graduate of NYU School of the Arts, Ms. Dickinson holds a BFA in Acting and her Masters in teaching. She has her 6th Year Degree in Educational Theatre. She created the play Voices in Conflict with her Theatre Arts II class. Ms. Dickinson is very grateful for the love and support of her ... view full profile

Jonathan Dorf

Jonathan Dorf has had his plays produced throughout the United States and Canada, as well as in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Central America, Africa, and Asia. He has been a finalist for the Actors Theatre of Louisville Heideman Award, the Weinberger Playwright Residency, the Charlotte Repertory New Play Festival, and the InterAct New Play Festival. His work has been seen at Playwrights Theatre ... view full profile

Sarah Hammond

Sarah Hammond

Sarah Hammond grew up in Hong Kong, Belgium, and South Carolina. Honors include Actors Theatre of Louisville's Heideman Award, a MacDowell Colony fellowship, a commission from South Coast Rep, and a residency at the Royal National Theatre. Her work has been seen onstage at Trustus Theatre, City Theatre (Miami), Live Girls (Seattle), Tulsa New Works for Women, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, ... view full profile

Marielle Heller

Marielle Heller

Marielle Heller is an actress and a writer in New York. She studied theater at UCLA and at RADA in London. As an author she has written a pilot for ABC titled The Big Apple, a movie for Disney titled Renegade X, as well as multiple screenplays and plays, including The Diary of a Teenage Girl. As an actress, she was in the world premiere of David Edgar's Continental Divide directed by Tony Taccone ... view full profile

Katie Henry

Katie Henry

Katie Henry is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and a member of the New York University class of 2012, majoring in Dramatic Writing. Her plays have won the Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Teen Playwriting contest, Speed Limit 25, and Young Playwrights Inc.'s National Playwriting Contest, and have been performed at the Cherry Lane Theatre, Berkeley High School, Palo Alto High School, and ... view full profile

Chisa Hutchinson

Chisa Hutchinson

Chisa Hutchinson was born in Queens, New York and raised in New Jersey. She earned a BA in Theater Arts from Vassar College and an MFA in Playwriting from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Her works, which include The Subject, Mama's Gonna Buy You, and Sex on Sunday (or How to Make a Man Stay, Beg and Roll Over), have been presented by such venues as the Lark Play Development Center, Vital Theater, ... view full profile

Bobby Keniston

Bobby Keniston has been writing and acting in plays for as long as he can remember. He attended Boston University's School For the Arts to study acting, and graduated from Bennington College, Vermont, with a degree in theater. For the past several years, he has been acting and directing at several theaters in Maine, including the historic Lakewood Theater, and Center Theater in his home town of ... view full profile

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Tim Kochenderfer

Tim Kochenderfer

Tim Kochenderfer is a playwright, comedy writer, and television producer. His plays have been performed across the United States and around the world. A graduate of Michigan State University, Mr. Kochenderfer's work is featured in The Best Stage Scenes of 2006 (Smith & Kraus), Cracked Magazine, various newspapers, and he is published by Playscripts, Inc. Currently, he is a producer for WXYZ, ... view full profile

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Robert Lawson

Robert Lawson

Robert Lawson is a writer, director, composer, screenwriter, and visual artist. Recent work includes: co-author (with director Jonathan Glatzer), co-producer, and 2nd Unit Director for Safety Glass -- an Indie feature with Steve Coogan, Hilary Duff, Molly Shannon, Josh Peck, Max Hoffman, and Olivia Thirlby, slated for 2009 release; co-author (with Glatzer) of Tyler's Gap, a television project ... view full profile

Kimberly Lew

Kimberly Lew

Kimberly Lew is a Hawaii native and graduate of NYU. She is a published playwright with one-acts titled Last Night in London and Retail Rage or How I Spent My Summer Vacation available for licensing with Playscripts, Inc. She also co-wrote (with Gabriella Miyares) the comedy/drama Searching for Candi which received its world premiere with Project: Theatre at Mt. Holyoke College in April 2011. Her ... view full profile

William McNulty

William McNulty

William McNulty is a Resident Artist at Actors Theatre of Louisville where he has acted and directed since 1976. He has worked at numerous theaters throughout the country, including the Cleveland Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the B Street Theatre in Sacramento, and the Public Theater in New York City. He currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky with his charming and beautiful wife, ... view full profile

Michael Mitnick

Michael Mitnick

Michael Mitnick's theatre credits include Sex Lives of Our Parents (world premiere 2ndStage Uptown), Fly By Night (Playwrights Horizons 2014; Dallas Theater Center; TheatreWorks), Ed, Downloaded (world premiere Denver Center Theatre Company), Spacebar: A Broadway Play by Kyle Sugarman (world premiere City Lights; developed by The Lark and Studio 42), Babs the Dodo (world premiere at Washington ... view full profile

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Bonnie J. Monte

Bonnie J. Monte

Bonnie J. Monte has been the Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey since 1990, and during her tenure, has led the company into a new era, garnering national recognition for her highly successful revitalization of the institution. Her leadership has resulted in unprecedented programmatic expansion, critical acclaim, steady budgetary growth and the accomplishment of a major ... view full profile

Charlie Peters

Charlie Peters was a Schubert Fellow in Playwriting at Carnegie-Mellon University. He has had plays produced at La Mama E.T.C., Playwright's Horizons, The Actor's Theater of Louisville, Primary Stages and the Edinburgh Festival, among other places. His movie credits include Blame It on Rio, Passed Away, Music From Another Room, and My One and Only. He lives in Santa Monica, California and ... view full profile

Robert Pridham

Robert Pridham is a writer, teacher and director. He was the founding artistic director of the acclaimed professional theater company Stageworks/Summit, and has served as the head of Kent Place School's award-winning theater program for the past 33 years. His plays and theatrical adaptations -- Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Freud in Vienna, The Graduate, among others -- received their professional ... view full profile

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Marco Ramirez

Marco Ramirez has had plays produced at The Kennedy Center, The Juilliard School, The Arsht Center, and Actors Theatre of Louisville's Humana Festival of New American Plays (where he's twice received the Heideman Award). TV writing credits include FX's Sons of Anarchy. He trained at both NYU and The Juilliard School. view full profile

Mark Rigney

Mark Rigney

Mark Rigney is the author of Deaf Side Story: Deaf Sharks, Hearing Jets and a Classic American Musical (Gallaudet University Press). His short fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and appears in venues such as Witness, The Long Story, Black Gate, The Best of the Bellevue Literary Review, Black Static, Realms of Fantasy, and Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet. Two novellas are due shortly ... view full profile

Laura Schellhardt

Laura Schellhardt

Laura Schellhardt's plays have been produced in New York, Seattle, Chicago, Washington DC, Providence, Minneapolis, Orlando, Sarasota, San Francisco, Los Angeles, North Carolina, Pasadena, Palo Alto, and Provincetown, Massachusetts. Original works include Air Guitar High, Auctioning the Ainsleys (Jeff Award Nominee), The Apothecary's Daughter, How to Remove Blood From a Carpet, The K of D (Jeff ... view full profile

Rebecca Schlossberg

Rebecca Schlossberg

Rebecca Schlossberg. Hailing from New Jersey, Ms. Schlossberg's plays include: Guidance, Cal & Grey, Hands, Punches 3boys, Just Like I Wanted, The Secrets of Aiden Brooks, Merrily3, The Marvels and Wonders of 1001 Nights (adaptation), and Where Did the Bees Go. She is a three time recipient of the Robert Fischer Oxnam Award in Playwriting in conjunction with Ensemble Studio Theatre. She is ... view full profile

Jane Steiner

Jane Steiner is the Theater Arts teacher and Drama Club adviser at Mt. Healthy High School, Ohio. For over three years, she has been writing scenes and monologues for her classes. Ms. Steiner wrote Prom Perfection to accommodate the needs of her students, who are her biggest critics and devoted performers. She plans to continue writing plays, in addition to directing and producing a musical and a ... view full profile

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Alec Volz

Alec Volz is the Associate Artistic Director of Walden Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. view full profile

Brendon Votipka

Brendon Votipka

Brendon Votipka is a playwright, director, and educator who was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. His first play, Common Ground, was a International Thespian Playworks Award winner and is published by Playscripts, Inc. He holds a BA in Theatre Directing from Muhlenberg College and is an MFA candidate in Playwriting at Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. His plays have ... view full profile

Douglas C. Wager

Douglas C. Wager currently serves as Artistic Director and Head of Directing for Temple University. He came to Philadelphia in 2003 to serve as Director in Residence for the Prince Music Theater where he staged It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues; the world premiere of The Great Ostrovsky by Cy Coleman and Avery Corman, for which he received his first Barrymore Award Nomination for outstanding ... view full profile

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