Monday, April 24, 2017

"Never Meet Your Heroes" free acting monologue for male or female actor

"Never Meet Your Heroes"
1 minute monologue
by D. M. Larson

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***


Never meet your heroes. Heroes are more of an idea than a fact. We believe in them, but they do not believe in themselves. They are flawed, imperfect and damaged like the rest of us. Their greatness grows in our minds and evolves into a myth that we recite over and over until we believe it without question.

The best heroes are the dead ones. They never disappoint us. We can believe all we want about them and it’s less likely that we’ll learn the truth. Their glorious stories begin to cement in our minds and the darkness of their lives fade into the dawn of our expectations. Heroes are never born; we create them. They spring from our minds and are given power by our imaginations.

A living hero will never be what we need, never good enough. That’s why you must die. 

  END OF MONOLOGUE


***

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

"Digital Soul" free dramatic acting monologue for male or female actor 1 minute solo series

"DIGITAL SOUL"
1 minute monologue
by D. M. Larson

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***


There are too many difficult choices in life. I’ve given up changing the world. I spent too many days barking up those trees. Now, I’m content to pay the bills and care for my family. But part of me still cares deeply for those causes I cried about in my youth. My heart still bleeds a little when there is an attack on my young values.


Can I work somewhere that does war with the ideals I once held dear? They destroy the very life I cherish, and claim they do no wrong. They show no regrets. They justify what they do. I try to ignore it. I know I shouldn’t. I know I should take a stand. But somehow the fight is all gone.

What happened to me? When did I become all about numbers? Somehow my soul turned digital... mechanical… unfeeling... and cold.


END OF MONOLOGUE

***



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Saturday, April 22, 2017

"Burn His House Down" free acting monologue for male or female actors

"BURN HIS HOUSE DOWN"
monologue
by D. M. Larson

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***


I often wonder why some countries around the world hate my country so much. I’m not even sure what we’re doing wrong. And that’s the problem. I have no clue what my country is doing. What has my country done to make people so angry?

I know the arguments. If we take care of problems in other countries, then we won’t have problems here. That’s kind of true, but is it the right thing to do? If I burn down my annoying neighbor’s house, I don’t have to worry about him playing his music too loud or having his dog poop on my lawn. But I destroyed his home in the process. I might have even killed someone. And I made all the other neighbors anxious and nervous. Is that the kind of neighborhood I want?

At some point, someone needs to take a step back and say, if I do this now, will it create more problems later. I might stop a problem now, but am I make a worse problem later. If I fight the parents, do I teach their children to hate me? Whatever happened to love your enemies? Nothing. That’s the problem. I’m not sure anyone has loved their enemies yet. I wonder what would happen if we started? Maybe if we’re kinder to our enemies, we won’t have so many enemies anymore.

END OF MONOLOGUE

***

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Friday, April 21, 2017

"Politics" serious acting monologue for male or female actors

"Politics"
dramatic monologue
by D. M. Larson

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***
Our affections bought and sold on the black market of politics. Duped and dumbfounded, we feed on the news, stuffed on nuggets of nothing. Empty calories of hopes crammed down our throats, and somehow, we believe it will be different this time. Maybe this time, this one is for real. We can believe in this one, this time. But our dreams are tricked and traded in some back alley deal. Our knight in shining armor rides off with his helmet full of gold, where retires on the lakeside, ignoring the promises sinking in the quicksand before him. His carefree smile shines over our sadness.

Everything is some planned pageant, paraded before us, allowing us to participate by casting our cares into the ballot box, where they are lost forever in the endless void of politics. 
 

END OF MONOLOGUE

***

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

"What's So Funny?" dramatic monologue for male or female actor

"WHAT'S SO FUNNY?"
dramatic monologue
by D. M. Larson

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***

Why is everyone laughing? I don’t understand. What’s so funny?

Stop laughing, please!

Screams of laughter! It’s like you’re all screaming at me. You’re hurting my ears.

It’s not funny. Please stop. Please stop hurting me.

It’s only funny if we all understand the joke.  Except nothing is funny to me anymore. I can’t remember the last time I smiled. Maybe a forced smile or two, but no natural, sneak up on your face, smiles.

The last time I smiled was when I heard a little girl giggling at a picture in a book. She’d turn the page and laugh. She’d turn to the next page and then she’d turn back to the picture again, and giggle the cutest little giggle.

Who was that little girl? I don’t remember who she is.

END OF MONOLOGUE


***

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

"Don't Be A Hero" free acting monologue for male or female actor

"DON’T BE A HERO"
monologue
by D. M. Larson

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I don’t have a weapon. I’m unarmed. Put your gun away. I’m listening, okay? I’ll do whatever you want. Here’s my wallet. Is that what you want? Take it. Take it!

I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to yell. I’ve never had this happen before. I’ve never had a gun pointed at me. I didn’t know what it was like.

I thought I could handle something like this. I thought I was brave, but… I know I’m not.

“Don’t be a hero,” must be my motto. You hear that and think… but maybe I would be. Maybe I could face danger and stand up and do something no one else would do.  

I won’t. No, no. Don’t worry. I won’t. I’m not a hero. I’ll do whatever say. Just, please, don’t shoot me.

END OF MONOLOGUE


***

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

"THE CUBICAL" free monologue for actors by D. M. Larson

"THE CUBICAL"
free monologue*
by D. M. Larson

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I am sick of living in a cube! Why do I come here day after day? I don’t even see the point to what I’m doing. I spend each day getting pushed around by all of you. And all of you are getting pushed around by someone else. Do we even know why? Do we even care?


As long as we get our paychecks, and as long as we get our vacation days, and our sick days, that’s all that really matters. Oh, and our retirement, which may not be there when we get old, and our medical insurance we can’t even use, because we can afford the bills it won’t pay.


This is insane. Being here is an act of insanity. Day after day, doomed to repeat ourselves. Do we ever move forward? Do we ever make any progress? Does anyone really care what we do here? I know I don’t.


I don’t care anymore. I’m done. I’m tired of putting my life on hold hoping for something they may never happen. And who knows if I can enjoy life later anyway? What if I’m sick? What if get hurt? And I would look back at this time in my life and see this. This emptiness. This dead end. This abyss. So I’m giving my two weeks notice!

END OF MONOLOGUE


***

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