- 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 August (sorry for having to skip June and July):
The Shampoo of Death
Mom! Mom! Mom!...Don't come in! I'm in the shower!...I'm yelling because I got shampoo in my eye and it's stinging!...No, I don't want you to come in and help me! Just tell me what to do!...Okay, I'll let the water run over my face! (screams) Aa! Now both eyes are stinging!...No! Don't come in!...When you told me to let the water run over my face, there was still shampoo in my hair!...Well, I know that now. Next time I'll rinse out my hair first--with my eyes closed!...Yes, now all the shampoo is out of my hair! But my eyes are stinging!...I can't open my eyes! What if more shampoo runs into them?!...Okay! I'll try to open my eyes slowly, but they still kind of sting....Okay, I'll wipe my eyes with my washcloth. (screams) Aa! There was soap on the washcloth!