- 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 Sept and one for Oct:
Something in the House
Something in the house is sneaking off with my stuff. Two of my favorite pens are missing from my desk. There’s a space on my shelf where a book used to be next to the bowl I made in art; both are missing. When I looked through my folder for my homework, it was gone. My teacher didn’t believe me that something took my homework. My dad thinks I misplace things just like he misplaces his keys. I know it’s not my sister because she would make me pay to get my stuff back. After looking everywhere for those pens, the book, the vase, and my homework, I’m starting to believe in mean, thieving fairies. Or leprechauns who come under the doors at night with their friends the garden gnomes. I’m so mad they keep taking my stuff that I sprinkled flour all over the floors after the family was asleep. Tomorrow morning, everyone will see the footprints of the little thieves. Won’t they be surprised?
Brand New Shoes
I got brand new shoes. Aren’t they awesome? (looks at shoes) Wait! Is that a scuff mark? I hate scuff marks on brand new shoes. But no prob because I was thinking ahead. (pulls out a wipe) I brought a wipe and just like that (rubs wipe against shoe), my scuff is gone. (looks at shoe) Or I thought it would be. (sits on ground to rub harder on shoe) This is not working. That scuff mark is not disappearing! Maybe if I just…(rubs fast and hard). Oh, good. The shoe is just like new. (stands and looks at shoes) Wait! Is some of the color faded? Oh, no. I wiped away some of the color. I hate faded colors on brand new shoes. I need a marker. (exits)