6 Great Plays for Halloween

If you’re looking for an eerie, creepy or thriller play in the spirit of Halloween, check out these plays that just might give you a chill or two! From the witch in that gingerbread house, to a mysterious heart, a domineering bingo chip, a lust for human hair—and more—enjoy these uniquely dark (and sometimes comedic) plays by Tara Meddaugh…

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Dramatic/Thriller monologue: Shelley Knows

If you’re searching for a dramatic/thriller (in time for Halloween!) 1-minute monologue for a female (or could be male) actor, check out Shelley Knows. In this monologue, Louise, riddled with guilt after murdering Shelley in a fit of passion, fears this friend may be coming for her, from beyond the grave…

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New dark comedy/thriller monologue: F For Friendship

If you’re searching for a dark comedy/thriller monologue that is only 1 minute long, for teens to young adults, check out this monologue, F is For Friendship. In it, Michelle, holding a gun in her hand, rates the friendship of fellow mean-girl, Alicia. And Alicia is not scoring well…

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New dramatic/thriller monologue: Buddy's Mommy

If you’re searching for a dark, dramatic or thriller monologue for a female (in time for Halloween!), check out Buddy’s Mommy. In this 2-minute monologue, amidst the sounds of sirens drawing near, Cali imparts her final motherly words to her young son, Buddy. She hopes he will remember her for the strong love she has for him, not for the gruesome murders he’s going to soon hear about…

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New dark comedy/dramatic monologue: Rachel's monologue from Seventeen Stitches

Check out this newly released dark comedy/dramatic monologue for a teen/young adult, from the one-act play, Seventeen Stitches. Rachel and Peter are standing in a kind of vortex-like line, Rachel recounts Peter, how she first met him. It all started at the teeter-totter…

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New dark comedy/thriller monologue: Remove the Rock, Please

Keeping in line with my month of Halloween/eerie drama, here is a newly released monologue of mine, Remove the Rock, Please. What happens when a reasonable request made by a good upstanding citizen is repeatedly ignored by the town mayor? A Banana Republic dress gets blood on it, apparently. Check out the dark comedy/thriller/dramatic monologue below, for a female actor.

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Now available: Seventeen Stitches, a one-act dark comedy thriller for 2 actors

In this one-act dark comedy/thriller, Rachel and Peter meet in a vortex-like space between opposing lines of people. While Rachel is simply passing the time before she returns to her place in line, Peter has stepped out of his line in protest. As the lines begin to close in on them, he must make a life-altering decision by choosing to continue forging his path in his father’s line, or join the haunting allure of Rachel’s line, the “line of diamonds.”

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New Comedic Halloween Monologue for a male actor: A Dad's Defense

Okay, parents, Halloween is quickly approaching…You’re going to make, buy, rent or borrow your child’s halloween costume, you’re going to traipse around town in the dark, carefully monitoring your child so s/he doesn’t get lost in the shuffle of dressed-up children mobs. You’re going to tend to sugar-high meltdowns, freak-outs when…

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Eight Great Monologues Dealing with Bullying

Part of the beauty and magic of theatre is that we can use drama to give voice to an emotion, challenge or experience we might not otherwise express. Below are eight monologues that center around the idea of bullying in some capacity. Whether it is covering your ears in the shower, imagining you’re a shark, or instructing teddy bears to jump out a window, these dramatic, comedic or darkly comedic monologues show different ways people cope with the effects of bullying. ..

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Children/teen comedic Halloween monologue: My Missing Skittles

Okay, kids, we’re a month away from Halloween and a 9-year-old just told me he read 90% of parents steal some of their kids’ Halloween candy! Do you think your parents are in that majority? Or is your mom or dad in that elite angelic 10%? And parents, do you think it causes no harm to skim a little Reeses Pieces from the tip? …

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New comedic teen / YA monologue: Not Just Derivatives and Functions or Whatever

Check out my new comedic 2-minute monologue for teen or young adult female actors called Not Just Derivatives and Functions or Whatever. In this “mean-girl” type monologue, Angelina makes her case why Dawson’s prom date choice is wrong. It’s all about that brain…

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New dramatic/comedic monologue, The Statistics Aren't Real

The Statistics Aren’t Real monologue comes from Jumping The Wind, a 10-minute comedic/dramatic play perfect for competitions, classrooms, festivals and productions. There are 2 great roles with a flexible gender and age cast, and very minimal set. Two pieces of pollen (yes, pollen!) must make the treacherous jump from a dying flower to a fresh flower - before the cat comes around that night to destroy what is left of the flower these pollen have always called home…

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New teen/preteen dramatic monologue: A Life Spurred into Meaningful Adventure

Check out my new dramatic teen/young adult monologue, excerpted from the play A Life Spurred into Meaningful Adventure. Goldilocks and Little Bear have set off, away from the bears' home, to start an adventure of their own. But as they realize they don't know where they are going or even how to make a shelter, Goldilocks wonders if she did the right thing in pulling Little Bear away from his loving family.

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New Dark Comedy Teen Monologue: Tiramisu Vaping

Check out Tiramisu Vaping, my new dark comedy teen monologue for a female (or male) actor. This runs 1.5-2 minutes, on average. In the monologue, Emma makes a case to her mother of why vaping is actually a far less selfish habit than previous generations, and how her generation has taken serious steps to think of others, as well as the whole planet.

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New Comedic Children's monologue: Written by 8-year-old guest playwright

Let me tell you about a talented little boy. He's a member of the Chess Club and Computer Club at his school, participates in Engineering and Swim classes, researches the mysteries of outer space, loves to ride his bike, do gross food dares during school Lunch, read like a fiend, go on hikes, and has a blast writing and illustrating his own comic book series called "Tommy Tom Tom, Mike and Joe."...

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December Newsletter

Has anyone else watched a "Hallmark Holiday" movie this season yet? Okay, they're cheesy and predictable, but there's kind of nothing like wrapping presents at midnight, while watching a feel-good Christmas movie where a jaded journalist travels to a snowy land and either meets Santa--or a prince! Snacking on chocolate-covered peppermint "jo-jos" helps too.

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