In the theatre, a monologue is a speech delivered by a single character. “Monologue” is derived from the Greek words “monos” (single, alone) and “logos” (speech, word). Monologues are typically performed in the presence of other characters and are often directed towards them. A monologue differs from a soliloquy in that it is delivered either out of earshot of other characters or not in their presence at all, often divulging a character’s inner thoughts. Monologues from plays are typically used for acting auditions. This selection of resources and monologues will prove useful for young actors and drama students, alike.– Justin Cash

A huge collection of theatre monologue resources from Monologue Archive with comic, dramatic and classical speeches for men and women from some of the world’s most famous plays. The majority of monologues in this collection are from historical ‘out of copyright’ works and are accompanied by useful related links.

Hundreds of stage play monologues with a useful search tool The Monologuer from Backstage.

Great collection of monologue instructional videos for students from Sydney’s Belvoir St theatre company, accompanied by an excellent student worksheet.

Handy tips on how to audition properly with a monologue.

Selection of monologues for actors divided into helpful categories.

2022 audition monologues for the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama) at Flinders University, Adelaide.

Collection of 2022 classical and contemporary theatre monologues for audition entry into Federation University, Ballarat.

Handy monologue and scene searching tool for plays, movies, television and books.

A comprehensive selection of male Shakespearean monologues amd female Shakespearean monologues from all of The Bard’s plays. Links direct the user to the appropriate scene from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s online Shakespeare texts, in which the chosen monologue lies.

Great selection of audition monologues used to gain entry into WAAPA, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts: 2021 Monologues2020 Female | 2020 Male | 2014 Female | 2014 Male.

Extensive collection of theatre monologue resources for men, women and young people from StageMilk.. Great set of monologues from famous televsion shows and movies too.

Acting isn’t something you do. Instead of doing it, it occurs. If you’re going to start with logic, you might as well give up. You can have conscious preparation, but you have unconscious results.

Lee Strasberg, The Actor's Studio

Handy selection of theatre monologues for teens.

Audition monologues for the Victorian College of the Arts: 2021 | 2020 | 2019.

Selection of audition monologues for the Bacelor of Fina Arts, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA): 2021 | 2020 | 2019.