When I had actors try the Demons monologue, several selected one sad or angry emotion and used it throughout which made it a boring performance. The best performances were the ones who selected different types of emotions for different parts of the script. Even though the whole monologue is sad, there are elements of anger, fear, hurting, desperation, madness and even love. The actors that found different emotions to use in different parts were the most interesting and enjoyable to listen to.
"A Thing for Nerds" - monologue FEMALE COMEDY (2-3 minutes).
For the quirky actress, a fun comedy solo script about a girl who prefers the comedy of nerdy guys.
"It doesn't matter how pretty you are, just the fact you're female and like something nerdy makes you very attractive to them. Other kinds of guys could care less about me... But to nerds... I was hot."
"Forget About Me" - Longer Dramatic Monologue adapted from the monologues The Not So Perfect Child, Staying Power and Wishing - Female (4-7 minutes)
"Wishing" - A Romantic Monologue for a Young Woman with a range of emotion from dreamy to serious with hints of a hidden secret - Female (1-2 minutes) from the published play "The Ghosts of Detention" "I always make the same wish, but I can't tell what it is. Then it might not come true. I really want it to. It would change my life."
"Hope" - Short Dramatic Monologue from Published Script- Female (1 minute)
"Nervous" - Short Dramatic Monologue for Female (1 minute)
"Tearing Me Apart" - Dramatic Monologue adapted from the monologues Staying Power and Wishing - Female (2-4 minutes) - link goes to Freedrama blog
"The Wishing Star" - Dramatic Monologue adapted from the monologues Staying Power and Wishing - Female (2-3 minutes) - link goes to Freedrama blog
*Freedrama scripts are FREE to use in a classroom, audition, competition, or workshop. But ALL mentions and printouts of the script should include the author (D. M. Larson) and the source (Freedrama.net). You may add links to the scripts on your website, but do NOT repost the text of this script online, even for educational use. For more information, please see my blog post “How Plagiarism Hurts Authors.”