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.
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.
Handy monologue and scene searching tool for plays, movies, television and books.
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.
Handy selection of theatre monologues for teens.