It is easy for an actress to find a good, old fashioned tragic monologue. The very nature of dramatic writing tends to put female characters in harm's way. Whether the monologues are from ancient Greece or from the Ibsen's modern theater, there's a lot of emotional dreariness to choose from.
However, finding a comic monologue for a female actress is not an easy task. And free comic monologues are even more difficult to discover. Some monologue collections are sold in books, but the speeches are often offered with little to no context.
With this in mind, I present 7 Comedic Female Monologues. Each one is from a published or work-in-progress play by yours truly. Students, drama teachers, and actresses are free to use this as an educational resources or even for auditions.
If you are a writer and would like to share a monologue or two-person scene from a play of your own, visit our Plays/Drama Forum. Visitors can share their work, and each month a different playwright's work will be promoted.
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