Saturday, April 22, 2017

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

by D. M. Larson

Copyright (c) 2017 All Rights Reserved
For permission to use this monologue, contact


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.



Find Free Stage Play Scripts at

Freedrama offers free stage play scripts, monologues and theatre games at no cost to actors, directors, teachers and students for the classroom or acting performances. Find tons of resources for teaching and learning acting, speech and communication skills.

Important Copyright Notice

These scripts may be used for FREE but PLEASE do NOT repost the TEXT of any script online in any way. Students, actors, teachers and student may use the scripts for acting or classroom activities and even videos, but do NOT repost them on the internet. Please link to the scripts on the website. We love that! But these scripts are published and protected by copyright (c) 2001-2017 so do not upload the entire text of a script. Performing the scripts for an audience or on a video is totally okay. Just be sure to credit the author and our website ( Thank you!

Blog post on how copying our scripts without permission hurts us as writers


POPULAR Free Stage Play Scripts

Free MONOLOGUES for 1 Actor

Free Monologues for one TEEN Actor

Free One Act and Full Length Plays for TEEN Actors

Free SHORT Stage Play Scripts and SKITS

Short Monologues

Free FUNNY Short Stage Play Scripts and COMEDY Skits

Funny Comedy Monologues  

Free DUOLOGUES for 2 Actors

Free ONE ACT Plays

Free One Act and Full Length Plays for CHILDREN

Free Monologues for KIDS

Short Plays for CHILDREN

Full Length Plays

Small cast plays for CHILDREN

Short FILM scripts for video

Free Online ACTING School and Tips for New Actors

IMPROV Theatre Games

MadScripts Fill in the Blank Classroom GAMES

Classroom Ideas for TEACHERS

No comments:

Post a Comment

Request Scripts Here (PLEASE include TITLE OF PLAY in your request)


Email *

Message *

Popular Posts