- 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 December:
I'm in Charge of Dinner
The holiday season has begun. Fortunately, or unfortunately—I’m not sure which—Mom likes to make Christmas gifts, and she starts right after Thanksgiving, which means I’m in charge of dinner for the next month. I’m not complaining about her home-made gifts; she makes great gifts, but my home-made dinners don’t come out so good. This week, I’ll start simple and make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, turkey sandwiches with the leftovers from Thanksgiving, peanut butter and honey sandwiches and I’ll put a tangerine on our plates, then peanut butter and banana sandwiches with raisins on the plate. And after that, we’re going to be sick of sandwiches! It’ll be time to pour a can of chili in a pot and heat it up. I can put out chips. I managed to save a little bit of money just for this occasion, so we’ll have pepperoni pizza delivered on one night and cheese pizza delivered the next. Only three more weeks of me in charge of dinners after that. (groans and exits)