This dynamic collection of 25 stand-alone scenes and monologues is a perfect resource for classroom, competition, or stage. The diverse material was carefully selected from playwright Bryan Starchman’s most popular shows. From playful monologues, such as “The Lunch Lady Cometh," to the more profound “And I Did Nothing,” this book provides material relevant to teenagers. Scenes include options for two to five, mostly gender-flexible actors, and use minimal sets and costumes. All of the scenes have been deftly edited so that it is not necessary to be familiar with the original play. Some a...
From a new play, "Promedy" by Wade Bradford, this monologue is delivered by the normally bookish Beatrix Holiday, the 17-year old president of the student body. After her "ex-friend" deviously cancels the prom, Beatrix decides to find a way to bring back the end-of-the-year dance. In this monologue, Beatrix explains to her fellow student why prom means so much to her.
Cassie, in her late teens, is fiercely intelligent and very impulsive. She is planning her revenge on a nurse, revenge which includes biting a Barbie, because she doesn't have a needle or voodoo doll in her present residential location. (drama)
A young man waits by a romantic spot at the river for Janice, a young woman he's recently seen and instantly fallen in love with. He thinks it was destiny that they were at the jazz club at the same time. He wonders and hopes, even though he's never called her, will destiny bring them together now at the river?
Four female aliens on a space mission discover Earth and are disappointed in how Man-specifically men-are treating the planet. The aliens' mission is to make contact with other intelligent forms of life. Is mankind intelligent enough to share their wisdom or does the species fall into the "nuisance" category?
The Wright Sisters and Other Important Figures From Herstory By Dwayne Yancey 1 m, 3 w Christina Columbus, Ora and Wilma Wright, Alberta Einstein? You bet, when it's Women's History Month. A teacher wants her female students to have positive role models, so all the girls are presenting reports on famous women in history. Like all boys, Jeremy, the lone male student in class, isn't any good in math or science, so his talk will be on Michelle Angelo.
Zoe, an office assistant, quickly fixes the copier without calling in for repairs, enabling the report to get finished on time, rescuing the important project and ultimately saving the whole company! Not only can she fix a copier, but she knows everyone's passwords, pass codes, account numbers -- and sometimes even the dates of their anniversaries. She's Zoe, office superhero!
Helen is an older woman, clearly well-bred and wealthy. She recalls when women only had their name in the newspaper for their wedding or obituary - a bunch of hooey! She's gonna change that. She's dedicating all her money to improve coverage of women in the media! (drama)
A high school girl wonders why, after being in the chorus for so many previous school productions, she can't get the lead role. She should consider other careers for her future, but she loves the warm lights, the smell of makeup, and most of all, the applause.
Monica, 27, reflects on the lack of love or romance in her life. While her girlfriend has already been married and divorced twice, Monica's dates, when not disasters, lead no where. Her parents still hold hands and love each other deeply. She wonders if she'll find that forever kind of love. (drama)
What bridesmaid has ever liked the color or style of her dress.much less the hat! This bridesmaid may be forced to wear an awful outfit, but someday she'll get married and get her revenge with the bridesmaids' dresses she picks out!