Major Contemporary Monologues For Auditions

Here’s a list of major contemporary monologues from plays, originals and we’ve added historic speeches for good measure…just because.   =)  Enjoy!

Monologues From Plays:

  1. Anna Christie by Eugene O’Neill
  2. A Question of Sex by Arnold Bennett
  3. Krogstad Monologues by Henrik Ibsen
  4. Chamberlain Monologue by Henrik Ibsen
  5. Dr. Stockmann Monologue by Henrik Ibsen
  6. Madelon Monologues by Moliere
  7. Sonya Monologue by Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya
  8. Treplev Monologue by Anton Chekhov
  9. Don Juan Monologue by George Bernard Shaw
  10. Student Monologue by August Strindberg

Monologues That Are Original:

Contemporary Monologues

Comedic Monologues for Men

  1. There He Is
  2. Nutter
  3. Can I Use Your Toilet?
  4. Side Effects
  5. Upon My Return
  6. YO
  7. Average Asshole
  8. Bird In My Ass
  9. Crash Cab
  10. Piss Power

Comedic Monologues for Women

  1. Crappy Pants
  2. Just For Laughs
  3. Flicker
  4. Phone Calls
  5. Next In Line
  6. Just One Thing
  7. The Girls
  8. Little Critters
  9. Color & Style
  10. Just For Laughs

Dramatic Monologues for Men

  1. Top Shelf
  2. Two Shades Away
  3. Wasted Talent
  4. Shadows Of My Mind
  5. Addicted
  6. You Can Do Better
  7. Before You Go
  8. ‘Til Death Do Us Part
  9. Reach For The Stars
  10. Stand Up

Dramatic Monologues for Women

  1. Stepping Mat
  2. Second Look
  3. No Veer
  4. Going Vegan
  5. Touch Me Gently
  6. Can I Be A Mother?
  7. Protective Shield
  8. Nothing Is Ever Lost
  9. Spirit Forward
  10. I Can’t Win

Teen Monologues (comedy/drama)

  1. Real Dad
  2. One Thing
  3. Stacy’s Eyes
  4. Get Settled
  5. Cider, Baby
  6. ‘Tis Pity He’s A Brother
  7. Can I Tell You Something?
  8. Lick My Wounds
  9. Never Been Kissed
  10. Mind Trick

Historic Speeches:

The Ancients

Conquerors and Kings

The Gladiators

The Rights Of Man

Civil War

Lincoln’s Era

The Rights of Women

War and Revolution

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Joseph Arnone

Joseph Arnone is the founding editor-in-chief of Monologue Blogger. In addition to running MB, Joseph is a filmmaker/producer who has had his films premiere at Festival de Cannes - Court Metrage and Tribeca Cinema's Big Apple Film Festival. He can be reached at