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Monologue Recommendations for Introductory HS class?

  • 1.  Monologue Recommendations for Introductory HS class?

    Posted 12-11-2020 09:20
    Hi everyone,

    Teaching a semester-long high school theatre arts class. Any quick recommendations on accessible (non-classical) monologues? Thanks in advance!

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    David Morrison (he/him)
    English/Theatre Teacher
    Bolingbrook IL
    morrisondb@vvsd.org
    www.thebrooktheatre.org
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  • 2.  RE: Monologue Recommendations for Introductory HS class?

    Posted 12-11-2020 09:41
    The Monologue Show (From Hell) by Don Zolidis (Playscripts) might work for you.  Also, for longer monologues you could look at The Right to Remain Silent by Mark Fauser and Brent Briscoe (Eldridge Plays).

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    Jerry Seeger
    Director of Theatre
    The Sagemont School
    Plantation FL
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  • 3.  RE: Monologue Recommendations for Introductory HS class?

    Posted 12-12-2020 10:42
    August Wilson monologues. There is an annual competition and a documentary.
    https://www.playbill.com/article/giving-voice-a-documentary-about-the-august-wilson-monologues-competition-heads-to-netflix-december-11

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    Amy Sando
    Minden NV
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  • 4.  RE: Monologue Recommendations for Introductory HS class?

    Posted 12-13-2020 09:02

    These might help:

    https://www.dramanotebook.com/monologues-teenagers/

    https://www.theatrefolk.com/free-resources/monologues-for-girls


    https://www.theatrefolk.com/free-resources/monologues-for-guys

    https://www.youthplays.com/monologues.php



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    Julie Hanisch
    English/Drama Teacher
    Mukwonago WI
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  • 5.  RE: Monologue Recommendations for Introductory HS class?

    Posted 12-14-2020 15:36
    Some Thoughts on Monologues:  https://www.educationalclassroomplays.com/craft-of-writing-monolouges

    Lawrence McCullough
    P.O. Box 60103, Pittsburgh PA 15211
    (732) 306-7859
    www.educationalclassroomplays.com






  • 6.  RE: Monologue Recommendations for Introductory HS class?

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  • 7.  RE: Monologue Recommendations for Introductory HS class?

    Posted 12-15-2020 11:47
    David, there is a wonderful book of monologues with directions by Jon Jory. It is called The Audition: Monologues with Direction. It can be found on the Stage Partners' website: https://www.yourstagepartners.com/

    You will need to create an account with Stage Partners to see the book, but the account is free. All of the monologues are age-appropriate for high school, and Jory gives some specific directions at the end of each monologue. Hope this helps.

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    Stanley Coleman
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  • 8.  RE: Monologue Recommendations for Introductory HS class?

    Posted 12-15-2020 12:30
    Theatre Folk also has specific instructions for script and character analysis on specific monologues. 


    Amy Sando
    Drama and English Teacher
    Douglas High School
    Douglas County School District
    775-782-5136 x1772/1775

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  • 9.  RE: Monologue Recommendations for Introductory HS class?

    Posted 12-16-2020 08:21
    Edited by Stephen Benjamin 12-16-2020 08:25


    Actor's Choice: Monologues for Teens

    50 African American Audition Monologues

    In Performance: Contemporary Monologues for Teens



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    Stephen Benjamin
    Director of Theatre Arts
    Garfield Heights City Schools
    Garfield Heights, OH   44125
    sebenjamin@ghbulldogs.org

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  • 10.  RE: Monologue Recommendations for Introductory HS class?

    Posted 18 days ago

    I have many of these books, and have found them to be fantastic resources.  I'm still in a bit of a pickle though...

    Since my students are all still remote, I have no way to distribute books to them in any kind of a timely manner--and I certainly don't have multiple class sets of these monologue collections.  I need to direct my students to online resources.

    Does anybody have any recommendations for high quality online monologue resources for high school students in an intro to theatre class?



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    Jason Coats
    Shawnee Mission Northwest HS
    Thespian Troupe #888
    Shawnee, KS
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