Asher Wyndham

Asher Wyndham

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Asher Wyndham (he/him/his) is an American/Canadian playwright...
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Asher Wyndham (he/him/his) is an American/Canadian playwright specializing in the monologue form. He can be reached at asherwyndham"at"yahoo.com. He's at work on a multi-volume collection titled SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES totaling 24 hours of running time. His plays have been produced and staged read all over the United States, also Canada, England, Costa Rica, Denmark, and Australia. Theatres that have developed/read his work include Theatre InspiraTO in Toronto; Movement Theatre Company in NYC; Wordsmyth Theater Company and Mildred's Umbrella in Houston. In 2010 he was awarded the John Cauble Award for Outstanding Short Play and a fellowship to the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference from the Kennedy Center, and a mainstage reading and the Holland New Voices Award from the Great Plains Theatre Conference in Omaha. He has been a semi-finalist for the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference and a national finalist for the David Cohen Award from the Kennedy Center's ACTF. His short plays are published by YouthPlays, Smith & Kraus, Dramatic Publishing, and Applause. He studied playwriting under the late Lanford Wilson at the Edward Albee New Playwrights Workshop at the University of Houston. He lives in Arizona.

Plays

  • WANDA: A MONOLOGUE WITH A TREADMILL
    ONE-ACT. 15-20 MINS. Wanda, a call center representative, preps herself for her big day tomorrow when the callers are on hold. While on the treadmill or dealing with her laundry piles in the basement.
    PART OF VOLUME 18 OF SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • ELOISE: A MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. ONE-ACT. 15 MINS. Eloise tells you about what happened in the school restroom while waiting for the bus. Part of VOLUME 12 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • DANI Q: A MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. SHORT. Content warning: deals with sexual assault. Dani Q, a 3D artist for a video game company, speaks to HR about an incident in a virtual reality meeting. A monologue for Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 2. 8-9 mins.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 1
    FULL LENGTH. First volume on American themes. YOUNG VETERAN ADAM AMERSON, DON PONZO!!!, MIKE, DISH BITCH, and RANDY.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 2
    FULL LENGTH. Second volume of monologues on American themes. Includes: KAYLA DUNN, MEGAN, DANI Q, LEENA, VALERIE.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 3
    FULL LENGTH. Third volume in a series of adult monologues on American themes.
    This series includes the monologues: BARSHA BADAL, DR. D. NGUYEN SUPERCENTER PHARMACIST, SOME SCHOOL BUS DRIVER, MANNY AQUINO.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 4
    FULL LENGTH. Fourth volume on American themes. This volume contains: PADRE RUIZ, CHARLIE, AMELIA RICARDO, ALEXIS, FAWZIE.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 5
    Work in progress. FULL-LENGTH. Fifth volume in a series of adult monologues on American themes.
    This volume includes (for now, more to be added, contents might change) the monologues COACH BECKY, REF CHET DE YOUNG, SLOSHA, BUTTLOADER, RICHARD, LEE CRAGLE, DORA, and SANDY.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 6
    Work in progress. FULL-LENGTH. Sixth volume on American themes. This volume contains (for now, more items to be added, items may change): WILLIE, CAMERON, DUANE, MAX, SOME FACTORY WORKER, NIGHT STOCKER, NICKY, RENATA.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 7
    FULL-LENGTH. Seventh volume of monologues on American themes. The monologues include (for now, more to be added): GRANNY LOLA, GRANDPA BUDDY, CASEY, VETERAN AMANDA PATTON, EDIE MCDOUGAL, TENANT 12G, YUKI, and BRUCE.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 8
    Work in progress. FULL-LENGTH. Eighth volume of monologues on American themes. This volume contains the following monologues (for now, more to be added, items might change): FREAKIN' AWESOME STEP-DAD, FLYNN FLECK, PHIL, JOSEPHINE, ERIQ, JOCEYLN, REBECCA, KERRY CRUMBLY, CANDYCE, JANEY SMITH.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 9
    Work in progress. FULL LENGTH. Ninth volume of monologues on American themes. The monologues include for now (more to be added, monos may change): OLD COWBOY CHUCK, VICKIE, BLANK GAY PROFILE, DUSTIN, YOUNG BI GUY, QUINN, JAX.
    Other LGBTQ monologues from other volumes include ABILENE WINTERS, BRUCE, GUNCLE EDDIE, PASTOR JOAN HARTLEY, FREAKIN' AWESOME STEP-DAD, PK, DANA, BJ BOVA, and ERIQ.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 10
    FULL-LENGTH. Tenth volume of monologues on American themes. The volume contains (for now, more to be added, items may change): TEACHER MCCLELLAND, PRINCIPAL PALACHEK, CAMILLA CRAWFORD, MISTER MARTIN, ELLA-BELLA THE BOOK FAIRY, ANOTHER FUCKING WHITE DUDE, XANDRA.
    Other education-themed monologues that could be part of a production include SOME SCHOOL BUS DRIVER, SOME AMERICAN DAD, and TEACH. First on...
    FULL-LENGTH. Tenth volume of monologues on American themes. The volume contains (for now, more to be added, items may change): TEACHER MCCLELLAND, PRINCIPAL PALACHEK, CAMILLA CRAWFORD, MISTER MARTIN, ELLA-BELLA THE BOOK FAIRY, ANOTHER FUCKING WHITE DUDE, XANDRA.
    Other education-themed monologues that could be part of a production include SOME SCHOOL BUS DRIVER, SOME AMERICAN DAD, and TEACH. First on Critical Race Theory, the others on school violence/gun violence.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 11
    Work in progress. FULL-LENGTH. Eleventh volume on American themes. This volume contains the following monologues (more to be added): J, FINN, CAMPUS CAMPER, Z-MAN, XARIA, POOPER, NO NAME.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 12
    FULL-LENGTH. Twelfth volume on American themes. Includes the following monologues (more to be added): SOME AMERICAN DAD, TIA MALONE, ELOISE, B.J. BOVA DRAG KING CHAMPION, FIRST-AID INSTRUCTOR, TEACH
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 13
    WORK IN PROGRESS. FULL LENGTH. Thirteenth volume of monologues on American themes. This volume contains the following monologues (more to be added): MORNING PERSON, BAD NEIGHBOR, GUNCLE EDDIE, ABILENE WINTERS, SOME FIREFIGHTER.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 14
    FULL LENGTH. Fourteenth volume on American themes. This volume contains (for now, items may change) the following monologues for kid, pre-teen and young teen actors: NOLAN, MARGARET, JESSE/JESSIE, JOHNNY RIVERS, ALEX, PHOEBE, RILEY, PASHA, JANINE.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 15
    FULL-LENGTH. Fifteenth monologue on American themes for kids, pre-teen and teen actors. The monologues include for now (items may change, more to be added): PAYTON, JOJO, MINI, ADDY, DINO KID, SAM, BLAIR, SHAY, RAMONA, ALYSSA.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 16
    Work in progress. ONE-ACT. Sixteenth volume of monologues on American themes. The monologues include (for now, more to be added): ALBERT(A) GREER, VIVVY, K-CUP SALES SPECIALIST, LIA, RONNIE FELDMAN, DANA.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 17
    Work in progress. ONE-ACT. Seventeenth volume on American themes. The monologues include (for now, more to be added): ALTAR BOY, AARON LOWELL, PK, PASTOR JOAN HARTLEY.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 18
    Work in progress. FULL-LENGTH. Eighteenth volume of monologues. This volume includes the following monologues (for now, more to be added): ULLA, YANIQUE, BLACK VAN DRIVER, #126756R, WANDA.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 19
    Work in progress. ONE-ACT. Nineteenth volume of monologues on American themes. This volume contains the following monologues (more to be added, items might change): THE WORLD'S BEST HUSBAND, THE NEXT MARLON BRANDO, @garth_girth, SMILEY.
  • XANDRA: A SCHOOL BOARD MEETING MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Xandra, a parent and member of the School Board, delivers a speech before a vote - whether or not to remove her for having an Only Fans account. Part of VOLUME 10 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 10 MINS.
  • POOPER: A PhD CANDIDATE MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A PhD student really-reallllllly needs to use the restroom! Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 11. 5 MINS.
  • TEACHER MCCLELLAND: AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. An elementary school teacher just finished a shopping spree before new spring semester.
    6 mins. This monologue has LOTS of props, so it is not intended for audition.
    Part of VOLUME 10 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • CAMILLA CRAWFORD: A CHARTER SCHOOL MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Camilla Crawford, a science teacher at a charter school, is burnt-out.
    Part of VOLUME 10 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 7-8 MINS.
  • MISTER MARTIN: A SPECIAL ED TEACHER MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. Mister Martin, a Special Education Teacher's Aid for troubled kids, nurses a bruised eye and a bloody nose in the teacher's breakroom. 10 -12 mins.
    Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 10.
  • TENANT 12G: A MONOLOGUE
    TEN-MINS. Tenant 12G, a senior living in an apartment high-rise, questions the rent increase on their lease renewal letter. Part of VOLUME 7 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 8-9 MINS.
  • REF CHET DE YOUNG: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Youth ice-hockey referee Chet De Young confronts some parents in the lobby after a game. 8-9 MINS. Part of VOLUME 5 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • LEE CRAGLE: A RN MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Lee Cragle, a registered nurse during the pandemic, releases their frustration out on a vending machine. Any gender. 4-5 MINS. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 5.
  • NIGHT STOCKER: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A grocery store shelf stocker on the graveyard shift reacts to being written up for too many restroom breaks. 7-8 mins. Part of VOLUME 6 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • VETERAN AMANDA PATTON: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Veteran Amanda Patton is looking for her lost Social Security card. 6-7 MINS. Part of VOLUME 7 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • SOME FACTORY WORKER: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A factory worker's boss is trying to persuade them to get to work--during a snowstorm. 3 mins. Part of VOLUME 6 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • PRINCIPAL PALACHEK: A MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. SHORT. Principal Palachek (aka the janitor, Math teacher, morning bus driver, supervisor at detention, cafeteria server) tries to get the kids on their buses while also dealing with crisis after crisis. Part of VOLUME 10 OF SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 4 MINS.
  • "DISH BITCH": A MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. TEN-MINUTES. A guy waits for a night bus after getting fired from dishwashing because of his criminal record. Part of VOLUME 1 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • NICKY: A FAST-FOOD WORKER MONOLOGUE
    TEN-MINUTES. Nicky, a worker in their 50s at Burger Palace, argues for a pay raise during lunch rush. Part of VOLUME 6 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • PASTOR JOAN HARTLEY OF OPEN HOUSE CHRISTIAN IN INDIANA: A SERMON: A MONOLOGUE
    10 MINS. Pastor Joan Hartley delivers an unscripted sermon after a hate act against her church. Part of VOLUME 17 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • ERIQ: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Eriq waits in line with an empty cardboard box. 5 MINS. Part of VOLUME 8 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • RANDY: A BODYGUARD / BODYBUILDER MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. Randy, a bodyguard for a Texas state representative, guides you through a killer shoulder workout in a posh fitness club. 10-12 mins. The play requires the use of dumbbells, multi sets, nearly 100 reps.
    Part of VOLUME 1 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • SOME SCHOOL BUS DRIVER: A MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. A school bus driver, a Bosnian Muslim refugee named Omar, has to take down all his decorations after parents complain to the principal and the school bus company. 20 mins. Part of VOLUME 3 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • CAMPUS CAMPER: A COLLEGE MONOLOGUE
    10 minutes. A college student camping outside really needs help putting up their tent. Part of VOLUME 11 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • VICKIE: A MONOLOGUE FOR A TRANS WOMAN
    ONE-ACT. Vickie, a middle-age trans woman, needs help cleaning her studio apartment on Pride weekend. 20 mins. Part of VOLUME 9 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • ABILENE WINTERS: A RETIREE MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. Abilene Winters tells you about her garden, her life as a widow, and her health issues since retiring early from the factory. 25-30 MINS. Part of VOLUME 13 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • SOME FIREFIGHTER: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. 5 MINS. A new California Fire Captain talks to their crew after a long shift. PART OF VOLUME 13 OF SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • DORA, HOSPITAL FLORIST: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Dora, a hospital florist in the gift shop at a busy hospital, instructs the new manager before retirement. PART OF VOLUME 5 OF SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 9-10 MINS.
  • DR. D. NGUYEN, SUPERCENTER PHARMACIST: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. 7-8 MINS. Dr. D. Nguyen tells you about their scary day at the supercenter pharmacy while warming-up for a volleyball game. A monologue with exercises and also powdered donuts. A monologue for a Vietnamese/Asian actor.
    PART OF VOLUME 3 OF SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • ALEXIS: A MOTEL MONOLOGUE WITH CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
    ONE-ACT. Alexis, a front desk agent at a Georgia motel, sets up the continental breakfast table and makes breakfast for some sick guests. 15 mins.
    PART OF VOLUME 4 OF SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • ANOTHER FUCKING WHITE DUDE: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A Tennessee high school teacher responds to being disciplined in the detention room over his chosen American short stories. Part of VOLUME 10 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 7-8 mins.
  • BUTTLOADER: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. 7 MINS. An employee at a luxury ski resort in Colorado gets high on top of a slope before busy season. Part of VOLUME 5 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • CAMERON: A SICK-TIME MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. Cameron took the day off work because they'd rather experience the summer river-tubing with friends. But now their boss wants an explanation. Part of VOLUME 6 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 15 minutes.
  • GRANDPA BUDDY: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT/7-8 MINS. Grandpa Buddy doesn't have a Go Fund Me page. This monologue combines recorded internal monologue with spoken monologue.
    PART OF VOLUME 7 OF SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES
  • MORNING PERSON: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Does true recycling ever happen in this country? Our character 'Morning Person' has a meltdown when the garbage trucks shows up at their apartment complex. Can be performed with or without sound effects. 4 MINS. PART OF VOLUME 13 OF SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • ALTAR BOY: A MONOLOGUE FOR A SENIOR ACTOR
    SHORT. An octogenarian altar boy hopes he's not let go after another screw-up.
    4 mins. Part of Volume 17 of Some Americans: Some Monologues.
  • Z-MAN, YOUR (FORMER) YELL LEADER: A GRADUATION NIGHT PARTY CRASHING MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Work in progress. Zeke, aka Z-Man, a former high-school Yell Leader, crashes a graduation party. 7-8 mins. Part of VOLUME 11 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • WILLIE: A THRIFT STORE WORKER MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Willie, a disabled thrift store worker with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, sanitizes donated toys in a sheltered workplace. It's not an ordinary day, it's a big day: Willie will meet with the Boss about his/her performance and argue for a raise.
    A monologue about segregated sheltered workplaces for the disabled and the slave labor of disabled workers who make less than federal...
    SHORT. Willie, a disabled thrift store worker with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy, sanitizes donated toys in a sheltered workplace. It's not an ordinary day, it's a big day: Willie will meet with the Boss about his/her performance and argue for a raise.
    A monologue about segregated sheltered workplaces for the disabled and the slave labor of disabled workers who make less than federal minimum wage.
    PART OF VOLUME 6 OF SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • KAYLA DUNN: A MONOLOGUE
    ONE ACT. 10-13 MINS. Kayla Dunn is having a really bad week. PART OF SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 2.
  • PADRE RUIZ: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Padre Ruiz on his last time with an undocumented woman and her daughter before they left for California. This is an oldie from 2009. Part of VOLUME 4 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • TIA MALONE: A MONOLOGUE FOR A SINGLE-MOM
    SHORT. Tia Malone doesn't know how she's going to tell the truth about the death of her daughter's other mom. 5-6 MINS. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 12.
  • KERRY CRUMBLY: A MONOLOGUE FOR A WORN-OUT PARENT
    Work in progress. FIrst draft. SHORT. Kerry Crumbly has a meltdown because their kid won't eat dinner. Part of VOLUME 8 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • CANDYCE: A CASINO-DAYCARE MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. SHORT. Candyce has another busy day attending to babies in daycare while their parents gamble their money away. Part of VOLUME 8 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • YUKI: A CAREGIVER MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. SHORT. Yuki, a caregiver at a memory-care residence for seniors in Alabama, confronts some caregivers about an incident one night in a gym during a tornado. Part of VOLUME 7 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 7-8 MINS.
  • FLYNN FLECK: A MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. SHORT. Flynn Fleck took time finally off work to talk about his work at Show 'n Tell Parents. His visit really got him to think about his work and his relationship with his son. Part of VOLUME 8 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 5-6 MINS.
  • HUMPHREY WORSLEY III: A CEO MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. TEN-MINS. A CEO attends a virtual Town Hall meeting for his company from his private island in the Caribbean. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • DUSTIN: AN ORGY MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. SHORT. Dustin quits the orgy club because it's fucking racist. 4 MINS. Part of VOLUME 9 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • RECRUITER: A MONOLOGUE IN VOICE MESSAGES
    SHORT. A series of voice machine messages from a job recruiter named Sam. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 6 MINS.
  • FIRST-AID INSTRUCTOR: A MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. A First-Aid Instructor speaks to their college students after a week of cancelled classes. Part of Volume 12 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 4-5 MINS.
  • ALBERT(A) GREER: A MONOLOGUE FOR A SENIOR ACTOR
    Work in progress. SHORT. Albert(a) Greer, a senior in public housing in Florida, got scammed. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES VOLUME 16. 5 mins.
  • LIA, SUBWAY CLERK: A MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. SHORT. Lia, a subway railroad clerk in NYC, responds to being reprimanded for reminding certain passengers to wear masks. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES VOLUME 16. 5 mins.
  • VIVVY: A DOG GROOMER MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. SHORT. Vivvy, a volunteer at a shelter for strays and abused dogs, who is also a professional dog groomer, introduces you to what she does. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES VOLUME 16. 5-6 MINS.
  • ULLA: A MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. SHORT. Ulla, a mother of four, wants her tubes tied. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 18. 7 mins.
  • EDIE MCDOUGAL: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Edie McDougal, an early retiree, realizes she needs a job. 6-7 mins. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES VOLUME 7.
  • J: A MONOLOGUE FOR AN UNDERGRAD STUDENT
    Work in progress. SHORT. An undergrad sociology student tells their professor why their essays suck. Part of VOLUME 11 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • RONNIE FELDMAN, CONSTRUCTION WORKER: A MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. SHORT. Ronnie Feldman, a construction worker, questions his work assignment. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES VOLUME 16. 5 mins.
  • AARON LOWELL: A MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. SHORT. Aaron Lowell, a homeless person, needs a night's stay at the church's shelter, but first has some required reading. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • XARIA: A GRADUATE SCHOOL MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. Xaria, the only female writer in her MFA creative writing class, gives some feedback on novels in progress. Part of VOLUME 11 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • BAD NEIGHBOR: A MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. SHORT. Our character doesn't want to take a senior neighbor's trash to the dumpster. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 13. 5 MINS.
  • BLACK VAN DRIVER: A MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. SHORT. An abortion clinic escort via van doesn't like certain kind of passengers. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES VOLUME 18.
  • FINN: A MONOLOGUE FOR AN UNDERGRAD STUDENT
    An undergrad student confronts their fake-ass friend in I-HOP at 2 in the morning. PART OF SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 11. Formerly known as Chicken Tenders. 7-8 MINS.
  • DANA (DENTAL HYGIENIST): A MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. SHORT. Dana, a dental hygienist and LGBTQ+ ally, has riled up some bigots. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES VOLUME 16. 6-7 MINS.
  • B.J. BOVA, DRAG KING CHAMPION: A COLLEGE PROTEST MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. ONE-ACT. B.J. Bova, a drag king champion, tries to sell tickets to his next show on a campus to help raise funds for charity. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 12.
  • #126756R: A MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. Content warning: deals with rape.
    A guy in front of camera. Part of Volume 18 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 7-8 mins.
  • MARIA: A MONOLOGUE SET IN AN AUTO PARTS STORE
    Work in progress. SHORT. Maria, a new hire at an Auto Parts Store, responds to accusation against her by a male worker. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME AMERICANS, Volume 19. 5 MINS.
  • DUANE, AUTO MECHANIC: A MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. SHORT. Duane, an auto mechanic in Louisiana, is being guilted into giving money toward the dealership owner's lavish birthday gift. Part of VOLUME 6 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • PK: A MONOLOGUE
    Work in progress. SHORT. PK (Pastor's Kid), recently outed, has difficulty with Bible Study at her girlfriend's apartment. 5 mins. Part of VOLUME 17 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • SMILEY: AN EX-PRISONER MONOLOGUE
    WORK IN PROGRESS. ONE-ACT. Smiley misses his dog. 20-25 mins. Part of VOLUME 19 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES
  • THE NEXT MARLON BRANDO: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. This is an oldie from 2007. A young man waits for a bus hoping to get to his next audition in Hollywood. Part of VOLUME 19 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • @garth_girth: A MONOLOGUE FOR ADULTS ONLY
    Work in progress. SHORT. Newbie sex performer on OnlyFans videoing by day, EMT at night. Part of VOLUME 19 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • PASSWORD SHARING: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. The character tries desperately for passwords for TV apps.
  • SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES
    Recommendations for each monologue in the collection are on NPX: BARSHA BADAL, YOUNG VETERAN ADAM AMERSON, VALERIE, DON PONZO!!!, and MANNY AQUINO.
    SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES is my first collection of monologues of American voices.** Rural and urban, low-to-middle class, comedic and dramatic, active and physical, some with audience participation. The monologues take place at a motel in Nebraska, a...
    Recommendations for each monologue in the collection are on NPX: BARSHA BADAL, YOUNG VETERAN ADAM AMERSON, VALERIE, DON PONZO!!!, and MANNY AQUINO.
    SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES is my first collection of monologues of American voices.** Rural and urban, low-to-middle class, comedic and dramatic, active and physical, some with audience participation. The monologues take place at a motel in Nebraska, a Knights of Columbus in Iowa, a Cosplay convention, a Renaissance Fair, a front yard in Arizona. The characters have political, cultural, sexual and racial differences, but they all have something in common: they are Americans struggling, questioning, and dreaming, and hoping for a better life.

    **Since then there have been several volumes and monologues collected here are in other volumes.)


  • SOME AMERICAN WOMEN: SOME MONOLOGUES
    FULL-LENGTH. Work-in-progress. Ever expanding. A volume of monologues for female actors. This volume includes monologues from multi volumes of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. More to be added. Monologues are available for reading on my NPX page. The collection for now includes BARSHA BADAL, VALERIE, RENATA, MEGAN, SANDY, COACH BECKY, ELLA-BELLA, NICKY, CAMILLA CRAWFORD, JOCELYN, REBECCA, WANDA, BLACK VAN...
    FULL-LENGTH. Work-in-progress. Ever expanding. A volume of monologues for female actors. This volume includes monologues from multi volumes of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. More to be added. Monologues are available for reading on my NPX page. The collection for now includes BARSHA BADAL, VALERIE, RENATA, MEGAN, SANDY, COACH BECKY, ELLA-BELLA, NICKY, CAMILLA CRAWFORD, JOCELYN, REBECCA, WANDA, BLACK VAN DRIVER, ULLA, VETERAN AMANDA PATTON, JOSEPHINE, ABILENE WINTERS, TEACHER MCCLELLAND, K-CUP SALES SPECIALIST, AMELIA RICARDO, ALEXIS, KAYLA DUNN, XANDRA, POOPER, ELOISE, MANDY BREWSTER, PK, LEE CRAGLE, LIA, MARIA, XARIA, DANI Q, YUKI, VIVVY, DORA, GRANNY LOLA, VICKIE, EDIE MCDOUGAL, TIA MALONE, KERRY CRUMBLY, CANDYCE, JANEY SMITH, LEENA, PASTOR JOAN HARTLEY, and FAWZIE.
  • YOUNG VETERAN ADAM AMERSON: A MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. Adam Amerson, a young veteran, tries to sell his dream house at his local Knights of Columbus. A monologue with pictures. 15-20 minutes. This is part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 1.

    Selected for the William Inge Festival 2020.
  • DON PONZO!!! A MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. Don Ponzo, a postal worker, attends a Renaissance Fair dressed up as a brave knight. It's a way for him to deal with the death of his soldier brother in Afghanistan. It gets complicated when Klingons show up. 15 minutes. This is part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 1.
  • MIKE: A TRUCKER MONOLOGUE
    SHORT - 10 MINS.
    This is an oldie, from 2007 with a few tweaks.
    Mike, a trucker that hauls Bibles to Christian bookstores, has a lot to say.
    Part of Volume 1 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • VALERIE: A COSPLAY MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. This year Cos-Player Valerie isn't taking $!$& from the male participants at the convention center. 15-20. minutes. This is part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 2.
  • MEGAN (MOMMY): A LIFETIME FITNESS MONOLOGUE
    TEN-MINS. Megan, a working mom, thinks about cancelling her gym membership. A monologue with a few Zumba moves.
    Part of Volume 2 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • LEENA: A PRISON INMATE MONOLOGUE
    10 MINS. Leena, a prison inmate in Florida, welcomes the new girls.
    Part of Volume 2 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
    10 minutes w/ sound design.
  • CHARLIE: A SCHOOL JANITOR MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Charlie, a middle-school janitor with Down syndrome, doesn't want to trash unclaimed Lost 'n Found. Part of Volume 4 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 6 minutes.
  • BARSHA BADAL: A MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. BARSHA BADAL, an Indian immigrant, comes to terms with her new life in the United States, doing laundry in a motel somewhere in Nebraska. 20 minutes. This is part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 3.
  • AMELIA RICARDO: AN IMMIGRATION LAWYER MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Immigration lawyer Amelia Ricardo's clients (undocumented immigrants) are going off radar after not being able to pay the fees for the appeal to not remove them. How can funds be raised -- before more are taken into custody by ICE or worse?
    2-3 mins. Part of Protest Plays Project's #TheatreActionImmigration. Go to www.ProtestPlays.org for more info. Also Part of Volume 4 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • MANNY AQUINO: A MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. An immigrant taxi driver entertains his son and Winnie-the-Pooh before leaving for work. It doesn't go well. 20 minutes. This is part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 3.
  • FAWZIE: A HOTEL CHAMBERMAID MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. Fawzie, a chambermaid, is having a hard time not being angry during Ramadan now that the hotel is hosting an Alt-Right/White Nationalist conference. A comedy. Part of Volume 4 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 20-25 mins.

    Selected for the William Inge Festival in Kansas, 2019.
  • SANDY: A SUPERCENTER EMPLOYEE MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. Sandy, a full-time employee working the graveyard shift at a supercenter, introduces the newbies (the audience) to the business, while struggling to come to terms with her life after college. A monologue with audience participation. 20-25 minutes. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 5.
  • COACH BECKY: A LITTLE LEAGUE T-BALL MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Becky, a coach for Little League T-Ball, responds to a parent critical of her coaching -- minutes after a game. A comedic monologue on 'helicopter parenting' -- on and off the field -- and its negative impact on children. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 5. 3 minutes.
    There is a shorter version for audition under Script Sample.
  • SLOSHA: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Sasha (aka Slosha) attends another hotel conference drunk on cheap wine and horny.
    Gender-neutral.
    Part of VOLUME 5 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • RICHARD: A NIGHT WORKER MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Richard, a homeless man, rides a downtown "Christmas" bus while telling you about his night job.
    5 minutes.
    Part VOL 5 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES
  • MAX: A SOUP KITCHEN COOK MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Max, a former homeless person, now a soup kitchen cook, struggles to keep their job after admitting to the boss that different ingredients were added to the homeless meals and even entirely new meals inspired by Rachel Ray and Giada de Laurentiis were made.
    The monologue focuses on America's dependency on food additives and chemicals and their harmful effects on its consumers, especially the...
    SHORT. Max, a former homeless person, now a soup kitchen cook, struggles to keep their job after admitting to the boss that different ingredients were added to the homeless meals and even entirely new meals inspired by Rachel Ray and Giada de Laurentiis were made.
    The monologue focuses on America's dependency on food additives and chemicals and their harmful effects on its consumers, especially the homeless. 6-7 minutes. Part of Volume 6 of Some Americans: Some Monologues.
  • RENATA: A POST-MATERNITY MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. System developer/tester Renata has been back at work from Maternity Leave for a month, and she wasn't invited to a major meeting. Don't interrupt her! Part of Volume 6 of Some Americans: Some Monologues.
    A 2-minute script sample is also included.
  • GRANNY LOLA: A MONOLOGUE
    TEN MINS. Granny Lola doesn't want to babysit this weekend.
    Part of Volume 7 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • CASEY: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT.
    Casey is on the telephone with their elderly father who's bored with small-town life. Part of VOLUME 7 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 5 MINS.
  • BRUCE: A MONOLOGUE FOR A GAY SENIOR 70+
    SHORT.
    Bruce confronts some senior-shaming gay guys in a bar during his birthday party.
    6 to 8 mins.
    PART OF VOLUME 7 OF SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES
  • FREAKIN' AWESOME STEP-DAD: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Perfect for audition or a festival on queer themes.
    Part of VOLUME 8 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • PHIL: A MONOLOGUE FOR A SINGLE-DAD
    SHORT. Phil just returned to work from delivering a special surprise lunch to his son at school.
    5 mins.
    Part of Volume 8 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES
  • JOSEPHINE: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT.
    Josephine, a young mother, struggles with a distant young son at home and her veteran husband serving in Afghanistan.
    This is from my experiment MONOLOGUES IN SO MANY WORDS. For a complete description of this experiment see that play on my NPX page.
    Also part of VOLUME 8 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 4-5 minutes.
  • JOCELYN: A CHRISTMAS MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A homeless young mother talks to her little girl before falling asleep.
    Recommended for audition during holiday season or for inclusion in a holiday showcase. Or just for reading.
    It's also a part of Volume 5 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • REBECCA: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Rebecca is a month behind in rent and today she's paying it. Takes place now, during the pandemic. PART OF VOLUME 8 OF SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 3-4 minutes.
  • JANEY SMITH: A FOOTBALL FAN MONOLOGUE
    SHORT/10 MIN. Janey Smith is a Vikings fan and she's ready for Super Bowl week. An entire week of sex in houses around Minneapolis. She wants to make sure she gets paid what she deserves--so she can provide for her baby.
    This monologue can be revised by the playwright whenever there's a new Super Bowl.
    Part of VOLUME 8 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 10 minutes.
  • OLD COWBOY CHUCK: A MONOLOGUE FOR A GAY SENIOR
    TEN-MINS. Chuck, a gay senior, has a difficult time dealing with homophobia at his home for senior citizens, especially during Pride month.
    A monologue for a gay senior 80+. Can be played by a younger senior actor.
    Part of Volume 9 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • BLANK GAY PROFILE: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A gay guy attempts to create a sexy photo album for a hook-up app.
    Perfect for a festival on LGBTQIA or gay themes. Part of Some Americans: Some Monologues, Volume 9.
  • YOUNG BI GUY: A MONOLOGUE
    Also titled YOUNG BI GUY.
    A young bi guy confronts Bi-phobia in a bar. Perfect for audition and a festival on queer themes.
    3 MINS. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 9.

    Upcoming performance in China.
  • QUINN: A MONOLOGUE FOR A QUEER ACTOR
    SHORT. Perfect for audition or a festival on LGBTQIA themes.
    Quinn, a non-binary individual, just wants to pick up grandpa at the Senior Citizen Home; however, the front desk person is making it difficult.
    2 minutes. This was written specifically for the website "Non-Binary Monologues." https://nonbinarymonologues.wordpress.com
    Part of VOLUME 7 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • JAX: A MONOLOGUE FOR A TRANS MALE ACTOR
    Not available for audition/competition at this time.

    SHORT. Jax, a trans male student at Electrician's School, explains yesterday's absence.
    5 MINS. PART OF VOLUME 9 OF SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • ELLA-BELLA, THE BOOK FAIRY: A CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN MONOLOGUE
    ONE-ACT. Ella-Bella, the Book Fairy welcomes you to the Children's Library! C'mon, kids, cross the "magic threshold" (to quote former President Obama). During the monologue the audience (the kids) will write Letters of Recommendation in crayon, while the Book Fairy encourages the audience to consider her book suggestions. A monologue on ignorance and hate in the Age of Trumpism, and the...
    ONE-ACT. Ella-Bella, the Book Fairy welcomes you to the Children's Library! C'mon, kids, cross the "magic threshold" (to quote former President Obama). During the monologue the audience (the kids) will write Letters of Recommendation in crayon, while the Book Fairy encourages the audience to consider her book suggestions. A monologue on ignorance and hate in the Age of Trumpism, and the power of books to make us better citizens.
    Part of Volume 10 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 15 minutes.
  • NO NAME: AN ADJUNCT PROFESSOR MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. An adjunct professor waits in line in five-below-zero. 5 to 6 mins. Part of Volume 11 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • SOME AMERICAN DAD: A MONOLOGUE
    A father explains to some neighbor kids why his kids can’t come out to play.
    A Gun Control monologue. PART OF SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 12. 3 Minutes
  • TEACH: ANOTHER MONOLOGUE THAT I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO WRITE
    SHORT. A high school teacher in handcuffs, blood on the tie
    Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES VOLUME 12.
  • GUNCLE EDDIE: A DRAG SHOW MONOLOGUE
    ONE ACT. Formerly known as/performed as Miss Understood. Guncle Eddie performs for some moms at his nephew's fireman-themed birthday party in Flint, Michigan. Part of VOLUME 13 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • NOLAN (SOME BOY WITH A NECK BRACE): A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Nolan, 13, has a neck brace, oouch.
    4 minutes, perfect for competition. Part of VOLUME 14 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • MARGARET: A MONOLOGUE FOR A SMART GIRL
    SHORT.
    Margaret tells her mom about an incident in the playground. 4 mins. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 14.
  • JESSE/JESSIE: A Short TYA Monologue
    SHORT. Perfect for competition. This is published as DREAM HOUSE by Dramatic Publishing in ORIGINAL MIDDLE SCHOOL SCHOOL SCENES AND MONOLOGUES.
    Can be played by any gender identity. Part of VOLUME 14 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • JOHNNY RIVERS, AMATEUR FASHION CORRESPONDENT, LIVE ON ELECTION DAY: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A middle-schooler who happens to be an amateur fashion correspondent, kind of like Joan Rivers on the red carpet, reports on fashion, live from the voting line on Election Day. 3 mins.
    Written for Get Out the Vote - an initiative for Protest Plays Project.
    Part of VOLUME 14 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • ALEX: A RECESS MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Alex, a middle school student, confronts a bully after a lockdown drill. Part of VOLUME 14 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • PHOEBE (GOES BONKERS NEAR THE EDGE OF THE GRAND CANYON): A SUMMER VACATION MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Phoebe, a 14 year-old girl, is not having a fun time on her summer vacation with her social-media obsessed parents. Part of VOLUME 14 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • RILEY: A SUMMER (THERAPY) CAMP MONOLOGUE
    10 MIN. Riley, a teen with a serious addiction to videogames, attempts an escape from summer therapy camp. Part of VOLUME 14 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • BLAIR: A MONOLOGUE FOR A KID THAT LIKES TO TALK A LOT
    SHORT.
    Blair, a middle-schooler, has something to say to their parents outside the grocery store. Part of VOLUME 14 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 5-6 mins.
  • PASHA: A MONOLOGUE FOR A PANSEXUAL TEENAGER
    NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. SHORT. Pasha, a 9th grader, explains to students what it means to be pansexual.
    7-8 mins. Part of VOLUME 14 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • JANINE: A MONOLOGUE WITH A FANNY-PACK
    SHORT. Janine, a middle-schooler, confronts bullies that make fun of her fanny-pack. 6 MINS
    This was written during the month of February 2019, part of a writing challenge, one monologue per day, with Matthew Weaver. Part of Volume 14 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • PAYTON: A BACK-TO-SCHOOL MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A child doesn't want the shoes with LED blinking lights. For an actor 6-8 or a child that can come across any age between 6-8.
    Part of 'Playwrights Say Never Again to School Shootings' curated by playwright Rachael Carnes.
    PART OF SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • JOJO: A RECESS MONOLOGUE WITH JUMP-ROPE
    SHORT. JoJo loves jumping rope with friends during Recess.
    For a kid actor in grade two. 2 minutes. Part of VOLUME 15 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • ADDY: AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Addy, an elementary school kid, waits for their mother to show up. 4 MINS. Part of VOLUME 15 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • MINI: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Mini, a Mexican-American girl, tells you (her classmates) why she recently moved to California from Arizona. Perfect monologue for a girl 7-10.
    Published as Mini's Yard Sale in One on One: Playing with a Purpose, Monologues for Kids 7-15, edited by Stephen Fife, from Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, 2013.
    Part of Some Americans: Some Monologues, Volume 15.
  • DINO KID: A MONOLOGUE WITH T-REX, STEGOSAURUS, BRONTOSAURUS, TRICERATOPS AND A FEW OTHER DINOSAURS
    SHORT/TYA. A child's ride home from school didn't go well. A monologue that addresses bullying on school buses. 3 minutes or so. Part of VOLUME 15 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • SAM: A MONOLOGUE FOR A MIDDLE-SCHOOLER
    SHORT. This is a version of the monologue SAM KNOWS HOW TO USE THE COFFEE MAKER that is Covid-themed. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • SHAY, JUNIOR SCIENTIST: A MONOLOGUE FOR A TRANS GIRL
    SHORT. Shay, a trans girl in an Advanced Placement Science class, stops roll-call.
    4 to 5 mins. Part of VOLUME 14 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • RAMONA, A ZOMBIE NAZI ARMY KILLER WHO HAPPENS TO BE A PRE-TEEN GIRRRL: AN ARCADE MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Ramona, a tween, loves the movie theatre arcade. 5-6 minutes.
    Perfect for competition. Part of VOLUME 14 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • ALYSSA: A MIDDLE SCHOOL MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Alyssa, a middle school student, crashes a teacher-parent meeting. Part of Volume 15 of Some Americans: Some Monologues. 5 MINS.
  • THE WORLD'S BEST HUSBAND: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Husband spent most of his Saturday doing chores! 4-6 minutes. Part of VOLUME 19 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • MANDY BREWSTER: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Mandy Brewster's boyfriend has a freeride through college because he signed up for the National Guard. She doesn't know what to do: accept it and stay with him or break up with him.
    Great for audition monologue for a young female actor. 5 minutes.
    This monologue can also be produced for a festival on issues of war.
    Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
  • ZOEY: A HIGH SCHOOL MONOLOGUE (IN THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE)
    SHORT. Zoey is in the principal's office wearing a big, ugly sweater that looks like it's made of cat hair. Part of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES. 6-7 minutes.
  • YANIQUE (SOME GIRL ON A PHONE CALL): A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. YANIQUE is on a phone call with her best friend. She has something important to say. Listen.
    Not appropriate for those under 17. PART OF VOLUME 18 OF SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.
    6-8 minutes.
  • K-CUP SALES SPECIALIST: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. 2 1/2-3 Mins.
    A Customer Service Representative at a K-Cup call center gets an Amber Alert.
    Written with the title BZZZZZZZ! for Samuel French Bookstore in Hollywood, CA for Mayday Monologue festival, 2017. The theme was 'Emergency.'
    A great monologue for audition for a woman of color.
    PART OF SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES VCLUME 16.
  • TEEN SCHEMES: 12 MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 1
    LONG ONE ACT. First volume in a series of monologues capturing voices of teenagers.
    Written for performance and scene-study. Some are great for audition. Includes tween monologues.
    Includes the monologues Janine, Shannon, Mick, Jesse/Jessie, Sam, Riley, Nolan, Zoey, Phoebe, Shay, Pasha, and Zombie Teen.
  • TEEN SCHEMES: 12 MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 2
    LONG ONE ACT. Second volume in a series of monologues capturing voices of teenagers.
    Written for performance and scene-study. Some are perfect for audition. Includes tween monologues.
    Includes the monologues Ramona, Alyssa, Alex, Spencer, Kip, Frankie, Blair, Quincey, Mandy Brewster, Yanique, Diver, and Quinn.
  • SOME KIDS: SOME MONOLOGUES, VOLUME 1
    ONE-ACT. First volume in a series of monologues for kids 12 and under. Perfect for classroom study and performance. Some are perfect for audition and competition. The monologues include: Vulture Girl, Alex, Francis/Frances, Turtle Kid, Cris, Octopus Kid, Janine, Shannon, Nolan, and Frankie.
  • SPACE ALIEN KID: A BIRTHDAY PLANNING MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Space Alien Kid plans for an unusual birthday party. 4 MINS.
  • VULTURE GIRL: A HALLOWEEN MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A girl doesn't want to wear angel wings or a crown for Halloween.
    3 mins.
  • TURTLE KID: A NEWBIE ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A kid in a ninja turtle costume attempts to save turtles in a park from bikers.
    A monologue perfect for competition.
  • UNICORN KID: A RECYCLING MONOLOGUE
    SHORT/TYA. A middle-school student in a unicorn costume with an overactive imagination and a love for Planet Earth encourages kids during Lunch Period to recycle. For ages 10-11.
    5-6 mins.
  • ZOMBIE TEEN: A HALLOWEEN MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. ZOMBIE TEEN doesn't want to be late for work. 6-7 minutes.
  • OCTOPUS KID: A BEACH MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Octopus Kid teaches some beachgoers a lesson.
    5-6 mins.
  • DOLPHIN KID: A MONOLOGUE (POOLSIDE)
    SHORT. Dolphin Kid doesn't want to swim at the local swimming pool.
    Perfect for auditon/competition.
    4 MINS.
  • DIVING PRACTICE: A TEEN MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A high-school diving champion has a hard time getting ready for practice.
    5 MINS. Perfect for competition.
  • SOME KID: A MONOLOGUE (NOT REALLY, IT'S MORE LIKE A PLAY TITLED "ELECTION DAY" STARRING TOY FIGURES AS AMERICAN CITIZENS)
    SHORT. Written as a submission for Protest Play Project's call for non-partisan plays encouraging people to vote in the Election. No, I wasn't drunk when I wrote this, but I had a sugar high.
    A kid in line on Election Day makes a play titled "Election Day" starring some toy figures. One actor, but with the toy figures, it's really 4 or more characters, but not really. A monologue...
    SHORT. Written as a submission for Protest Play Project's call for non-partisan plays encouraging people to vote in the Election. No, I wasn't drunk when I wrote this, but I had a sugar high.
    A kid in line on Election Day makes a play titled "Election Day" starring some toy figures. One actor, but with the toy figures, it's really 4 or more characters, but not really. A monologue play, but not really.
    The text includes pictures of Playmobil figures selected from my big collection.
  • EARTHWORM KID: A MONOLOGUE PLAY FOR AN ACTOR'S INDEX FINGER
    SHORT. A play for elementary school kids. An earthworm's first day above ground.
    The actor playing the worm with the index finger wears a cloud/sun headdress. Optional roles: bumblebee, dandelions, bird, and butterfly.
  • QUINCEY: A MONOLOGUE FOR A HIGH-SCHOOLER
    SHORT. A monologue for a highschooler, grade 9. Quincey gets a text message from the girl of his dreams.
    4 MINS.
  • KIP: A KID MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Kip has some explaining to do. 5-6 mins. This is for a middle-school actor, grade 6-7.
    Gender-neutral.
  • FRANCIS/FRANCES: A SUNDAY SCHOOL MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A child at Sunday School tells the teacher the meaning of the Flood story.
    2 and a half minutes (more if the kid eats animal crackers).
  • MICK: A MIDDLE-SCHOOL MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Mick, a middle-school student, gives his guy friends a lesson on successfully asking a girl out. Because he's a professional at it.

  • FRANKIE: A MONOLOGUE FOR A KID WHO HATES CIGARETTES
    SHORT. Frankie confronts their parents for smoking.
    4 mins. Perfect for competition.
  • TROY: A JUNIOR ALLY MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Troy, a middle-school student, addresses his classmates in a playground.
    4-5 MINS.
  • SHANNON: A MONOLOGUE FOR A SMART GIRL IN A SNUGGIE
    SHORT. Shannon confronts her mom who's obsessed with losing weight after Christmas.
    3 MINS. Perfect for competition.
  • SAM KNOWS HOW TO USE THE COFFEE MAKER: A TYA MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Sam acts out a conversation before their father enters the kitchen. A monologue perfect for competition.
  • MONIQUE: A MONOLOGUE FOR A GIRL IN MIDDLE-SCHOOL
    SHORT. Monique tells her Dad about something that happened in the school yard. 3 minutes.
    Might not be appropriate for all audiences.
  • CRIS: A KID MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Cris doesn't want to hug. 3 MINS.
  • SPENCER: A KID MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Spencer just finished climbing the trellis to scare their parents.
    5-6 mins.
  • WHAT SOME GIRLS DO FOR MALL GIFT CERTIFICATES
    SHORT. Published by Smith & Kraus, 2016.
  • FATIMA & MAAMA: A Ten-Minute TFY Play
    SHORT/10 MIN. Fatima, a 15-year old Iraqi-American girl, wants to attend her Homecoming Dance so she can impress some bullies --with her HARDCORE KRUMPING! Her traditional mother says No.
    National Semi-Finalist for the Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival's Ten-Minute Play Festival, 2009.
  • WACKY JACKIE AND AUNT EVANGELINE: A ONE-ACT PLAY
    ONE-ACT. Unproduced. An aunt and niece clash behind Walmart at midnight in Tucson. Aunt Evangeline wants to know why Jackie left the store without letting her know, but Jackie wants to just leave for the bus stop so she can get home. Jackie's disobedience forces Evangeline to make a terrible decision that will change their lives forever. 10-15 minutes.
  • OPERATION SNIFF 'N SNUGGLE
    SHORT. A group of comfort dogs - a leader and some dogs that recently graduated from training school - comfort a nurse in a hospital room. A gun-control play in one-minute.
  • SUMMER (CONCENTRATION) CAMP COLORING CLUB
    SHORT. Federal immigration employees make some art work before the arrival of the First Lady.
    A play with pictures.
    Part of Protest Plays Project's #TheatreActionImmigration. Go to www.ProtestPlays.org for more information.
  • FUCK BUDDY: THE MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A 20-something confronts their (former??) fuck buddy. Perfect for audition or a monologue competition (maybe not bc it's R-rated). Perfect for festival on sex/modern relationships. Enjoy!
    4 mins.
    There's also a sequel Fuck Buddy #2
  • HAPPI IN IOWA
    ONE ACT. Becky, a transgender aunt, has returned to Iowa from Japan to try to reunite with her nephew. It's difficult because her nephew just got out of jail for a childhood crime against a gay kid.

    Selected for the William Inge Theater Festival's New Play Lab, 2018.
    National Semi-Finalist for the Kennedy Center's American Theatre College Festival's Ten-Minute Play...
    ONE ACT. Becky, a transgender aunt, has returned to Iowa from Japan to try to reunite with her nephew. It's difficult because her nephew just got out of jail for a childhood crime against a gay kid.

    Selected for the William Inge Theater Festival's New Play Lab, 2018.
    National Semi-Finalist for the Kennedy Center's American Theatre College Festival's Ten-Minute Play Festival, 2010.
    The longer version is attached. There is a ten-minute version.
  • FUCK BUDDY # 2: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. This is the sequel to the first FUCK BUDDY monologue. If you haven't read that monologue, read that one first. First draft.
    6-7 mins.
  • SLEEPYHEAD: A GAY MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. This is the gay male (R-rated) version of SLEEPYHEAD. It's about four minutes.
    There's a shorter version that's not gay-specific and is available on my NPX page.
  • SLOB: A MONOLOGUE (with wrinkles)
    SHORT. A 20-something slob attacks!
    6 minutes or so.
    Feel free to cut from it for audition.
  • SLEEPYHEAD: A 2-Minute Monologue Play
    SHORT. A hilarious monologue on laziness. Perfect for competition or audition.
    Note: You can find the gay male version of this monologue on my NPX page.
  • THE WORLD'S WORST THEATERGOER: THE WORLD'S WORST MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Intended as an intro to a comedy showcase of short plays, 5 minutes or so before showtime. It takes place in the audience, not on stage.
  • CHEESE ADDICT: A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. Written during a month-long writing challenge, one monologue per day, February 2019 with Matthew Weaver.
    Intended for any festival on food or any comedy solo festival.
    4 mins.
  • LEAVING PARADISE VALLEY
    ONE-ACT. A series of monologues on the plight of an undocumented immigrant woman in Arizona.
    People touched by her life struggle to come to terms with her and her daughter leaving Arizona.

    Part of Protest Plays Project's #TheatreActionImmigration. Go to www.ProtestPlays.org for more information.
  • ENCORE (WITH VIOLIN): A MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A woman with a violin. A monologue with awful music. Perfect for audition.
    This is an oldie from 2007!
  • ZOMBIE BABY ATTACKS! A BLOODY MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. You really want a synopsis? Read the title. A bloody f-d up monologue with absolutely no reedeming social importance.
    7 MINS.
  • SOME KIDS: SOME SCENES
    SHORTS/ONE-ACT. A collection of short scenes for kids, pre-teens and teenagers, each a minute long. Perfect for performance on stage or in the classroom or even the cafeteria. I'll add more scenes to this collection later on. The goal is 100 scenes for kids!
    Most scenes for any gender, any size, any race. One scene for Latinx kids, the rest any race; one scene for non-binary/trans/or Queer....
    SHORTS/ONE-ACT. A collection of short scenes for kids, pre-teens and teenagers, each a minute long. Perfect for performance on stage or in the classroom or even the cafeteria. I'll add more scenes to this collection later on. The goal is 100 scenes for kids!
    Most scenes for any gender, any size, any race. One scene for Latinx kids, the rest any race; one scene for non-binary/trans/or Queer.
    The 9 plays are:
    PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT (2 Latinx kids), THE CAFETERIA SERVER (2 kids), HEY EMILY DICKINSON I GOT A CHEESESTICK! (2), HOMEWORK (3, two roles for non-binary/trans/or Queer kids), ICE CREAM FOR DINNER (2), STARGAZING (2), RUFF! RUFF! RUFF! (2), BLACK HOLE!!!(2+), A DRAGON & A KNIGHT: REHEARSAL #12 (3).
  • A DRAGON AND A KNIGHT: REHEARSAL #12: A One-Minute Play for Three Kids
    A one-minute play. Free to produce. Share with drama teachers and kids. Kids can perform this in their backyard theatre or at school.
  • THE CAFETERIA SERVER: A One-Minute Play for Two Kids
    A one-minute play. Free to produce. Share it with drama teachers and kids. This can be performed in your backyard theatre or actually in a cafeteria.
  • RUFF! RUFF! RUFF! A One-Minute Play for Two Kids
    A one-minute play for two kids. Free to produce. Share it with drama teachers and kids. Kids can do this in their backyard theatre and bring their friends!
  • BLACK HOLE!!! A One-Minute Play for Kids
    A one-minute play for kids. Share with drama teachers and kids. Free to produce. Contact me before producing.
  • PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: A One-Minute Play for Two Kids
    Part of Protest Plays Project #TheatreActionImmigration. Go to the website www.ProtestPlays.
  • LIFE | DEATH: OPEN-TEXT (#1)
    open-text for devised theatre
  • SPACE ALIEN WITH SMARTPHONE: A MONOLOGUE WITH EMOTICONS AND EMOJIS
    Contact playwright for script. PDF can't be attached because too many MBs.
    A Space Alien communicates to earthlings through emoticons and emojis.
    A monologue that becomes a magic show and dance party with broccoli and donuts.
    Requires audience participation and the use of media design (maybe projections).
    A monologue for a kid or adult.
    5 mins+
  • NOPE, THIS ISN'T AUTOFICTION: A MONOLOGUE
    A funny monologue about sucking at life during social isolation. 3-4 minutes.
  • MONOLOGUES IN SO MANY WORDS
    An experiment. I choose random words and write a monologue really quickly. Inspired by Walter Abish's story 'In So Many Words' in his collection 'IN THE FUTURE PERFECT.'
    The first monologue 'example' is JOSEPHINE.
    More to be added!
  • CHAD: A MONOLOGUE (from THE PLATYPODES)
    SHORT. Chad, a 20-year old, tells you about his trip to a grocery store near Mount Rushmore. 3 mins.
    This is from my full-length THE PLATYPODES.
  • THE PLATYPODES
    FULL-LENGTH. 86 pages in play text. Has never received a professional production. Seeking development.
    THE PLATYPODES is about Ally Gray, a pregnant woman, who's making a difficult decision for herself and her brother who has Down syndrome. Complicating matters is that her entire city knows that she is pregnant. This political play deals with current restrictions on reproductive rights.
    ...
    FULL-LENGTH. 86 pages in play text. Has never received a professional production. Seeking development.
    THE PLATYPODES is about Ally Gray, a pregnant woman, who's making a difficult decision for herself and her brother who has Down syndrome. Complicating matters is that her entire city knows that she is pregnant. This political play deals with current restrictions on reproductive rights.

    RECOGNITION ON NPX:
    'Highly Recommended and Not Yet Produced', list by Brian James Polak, 2019.
    'Passing the Bechdel Test', list by Danielle Ozymandias, 2018.

  • HEY, EMILY DICKINSON, I GOT A CHEESESTICK! A One-Minute Play for Two Kids
    A one-minute play for kids. Free to produce. Share it with drama teachers and kids. Kids can do this in their backyard theatre or in the park or the schoolyard!
  • FUZZY, FORMER POLICE K-9 PUPPY: A KID MONOLOGUE
    SHORT. A former K-9 puppy is surprised by their new home. 2-3 minutes. It's all right if this is performed by an adult for kids.
  • DAVEY, DEATH-BRINGER: A PIRATE MONOLOGUE
    Davey the pirate lost the election. 4 mins.
  • DARCY: A TEEN MONOLOGUE
    Darcy, a 13 year-old boy, doesn't want to go to his own birthday party at the bowling alley. Work-in-progress.
    6-7 mins.