ACting Repertoire

Each of your auditions will ask for specific kinds of monologues. We're here to help you find the right one for you! Click on each of the links below to see lists of plays from each era with age appropriate characters, as well as lists of pieces that are identity specific. Explore away!

Unsure of where to begin? Start with our step by step guide for choosing a monologue here.

These are monologues from plays typically written within the past 20 years. This is a category that grows every year as new plays are always being written. These monologues contract well with Shakespeare and Classical monologues. 

These are monologues from plays typically written between 1970 and 2000. Some authors in this category include: Beth Henley, Sam Shepard, and Adrienne Kennedy. 

These are monologues from plays typically written between 1940 and 1970. Some authors in this category include: Arthur Miller, Susan Glaspell, and Tennessee Williams. 

These are monologues from plays written prior to the 20th century. Specifically, this category contains plays from 1870-1899 written by Henrik Ibsen and Anton Chekhov. 

These are verse monologues written by William Shakespeare. Shakespeare wrote in both verse and prose. "Verse" means that there is a distinct rhythm (or meter) to the text. Verse monologues are easy to point out because the lines are usually shorter on the page than lines prose. 

These are monologues from plays written specifically about and for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) performers. They are about experiences that are unique to individuals who identify as BIPOC and should only be performed by members of the appropriate communities.

These are monologues from plays written specifically about and for LGBTQ+ performers. They are about experiences that are unique to individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ and should only be performed by members of the appropriate communities.

Couldn't find a Monologue you really love? Contact us at ghostlightauditiongroup@gmail.com and we can help point you in the direction of more resources!

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