Kids Monologue of the Month
Tips for preparing a monologue:
- Imagine the person you're speaking to. If you're supposed to be speaking to the audience, imagine who they are--friends? enemies? the doorman?
- Imagine where you are and the things that are around you.
- 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.
- If there are stage directions—in parenthesis—in the monologue below, use them or come up with your own. They're just suggestions. If a monologue has ellipses (three dots in a row), act as if you’re listening to someone else responding or speaking to you. But those ellipses might also just mean there's a slight pause. Read through the monologue and see if you're listening to someone or just pausing for effect.
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 Nov. See what unique and crazy poses you can come up with. Have fun!:
Yoga Honor Winner
Thank you so much for having me here today. It’s an honor to be named Creative Yoga Expert of the Year. I know this is the first time that a kid like me has won, so this is a double honor. I’ve been asked to tell a little about myself. I’m ten. I’ve been doing yoga for most of my life, even when I was a baby. I love yoga and I love nature. Now I’m going to show you how I have combined these two things I love. Yesterday I created three new yoga poses. The first one is called seedling-bursting-from-the-dirt. (does a slow-motion action of a seedling coming from the ground and rising; it should be a very big, twisty, and unique action that ends very stretched out; hold; then come out of the pose; bows) Thank you. This second pose is called blue-skies-with-puffy-clouds. (creates a slow-motion action that is big and unique as before; hold; come out of pose; bows) Thank you. The last pose is called wet-dog-shakes-dry. (does motions like a wet dog shaking dry but all in slow-motion; hold; come out of pose) Again, I thank you for this great award, and my book, Yoga and Nature Co-Exist, will be out next month. (bows; exits)