- Create a set by using real objects that are handy--chairs, benches, fake tree, etc.
- You can use real objects for props, too--book, wallet, football, etc.
- Be expressive--get mad or happy or sad or just have some attitude as you perform your monologue.
- Movement & Gestures--use them. Don't just stand still while doing a monologue.
Break a leg! (That's theater talk for "good luck." It's bad luck to say "good luck" in the theater so you say "Break a leg!")
Here is a monologue for Mar:
(enters finishing up popcorn) Lucky I found that ten-dollar bill on the ground. I was hungry! Especially after running around the zoo all day. I don’t think I missed a thing. I saw the tigers that never do anything but lie there. I saw the apes that never do anything but stare at you. The elephants were great! But I would hate to be the one to clean up their mess. Let’s see: hippos, bears, wolves, elk, birds, blah, blah, blah. Yep, I saw it all. Too bad I haven’t seen my grandparents for three hours. They should have kept up with me. (calling) Has anyone seen a couple wearing matching t-shirts and dorky hats? (to self) Guess not. I wonder what I can get at the gift shop for eight dollars. I’ll wait for my grandparents there.