10 Female Monologues From Love-Sick Characters

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Competition and audition season is quickly approaching! Have you found your monologue yet? If not, we have you covered. Below are 10 monologues (5 dramatic and 5 comedic) from love-sick female characters who have a bone to pick with love.

A monologue from Your Swash is Unbuckled by Jeff Goode  

(Comedic – Teens, 20s)

This piece is from the shorter play, “Lewd Loves of a Lusty Laundress” within Your Swash is Unbuckled. Molly, a young laundress with two “manly” stepsisters and a “manly” stepmother, is repeatedly berated and teased by her step-family. She dreams of being whisked away by a handsome, strong, and/or wealthy man riding any kind of horse and going to any location other than where she currently is. In this scene, her step-sisters and step-mother have dropped more laundry on her and are forbidding her from going to the fair. The women leave, and as Molly goes through the laundry, she finds various shirts belonging to high-ranking individuals and fantasizes about who they belong to.

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A monologue from What the Well Dressed Girl is Wearing by Arthur M. Jolly

(Comedic – Teens)

Teenaged Sandra has been helping her best friend choose an outfit for her date…with Jimmy, the guy Sandra yearns for. After Sandra’s friend asks her if she is mad about Jimmy, Sandra becomes upset, mildly at first. Sandra then begins to recount how she felt on several different occasions when her feelings for Jimmy weren’t returned…especially when she saw her friend and Jimmy dancing together at the spring formal…

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A monologue from Stay by David-Matthew Barnes

(Comedic – High School, 20s)

Rindy, a young aspiring hairstylist who lives in a small Southern town, confides in her best friend Alison that she spent the night with her boyfriend, unbeknownst to her unstable mother. Rindy is terrified that her mother will find out about last night’s romantic rendezvous, and she can’t wait until he gets off work at 4 o’clock. Rindy is extroverted, unfiltered, and Southern. (*This monologue contains adult language and talk of sex.)

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The Reason I’m Single by Tara Meddaugh

(Comedic – High School, 20s)

Kelly has been pressuring Rebecca to fess up: why doesn’t Rebecca have a boyfriend? Rebecca explains that, even though boys are always attracted to her and asking her out, she won’t accept any of their offers. The reason she doesn’t have a boyfriend is because she loves Kelly. (*This monologue is a standalone piece and contains talk of sex.)

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Swap by Barbara Lhota

(Comedic – 20s)

Kate and Nina’s apartment. Nina and Kate are roommates and good friends. Recently, Kate has begun dating Nina’s former boyfriend, Josh. Nina explains to Kate why she broke up with Josh in the first place…and now why she wants him back. (*This monologue is a standalone piece.)

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A monologue from The Princess of Caspia by Ricardo Soltero

(Dramatic – 20s, 30s – 40s, 50s – Older)

Simon and Taylor are married, and Simon is having an affair with Rhonda. Taylor, trying to get the attention of her husband, has just broken Simon’s prized Dudamel baton in half. He tells her to pick up the baton off the floor where she left it. She refuses, and he keeps demanding that she act according to his orders. When she says, “Or else what?” he doesn’t respond. Here, Taylor responds and tells Simon that she is the only one who will fight for him like this. She loves him, but not the person who he is right now.

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A monologue from [Catherine (The Great] Dictionary Girl) by Alex Kump

(Dramatic – High School, 20s)

Catherine talks about being in love with Patrick Yorland, the boy who rides her bus. She defends her love, which she knows probably comes off as childish, by describing what it’s like to love someone and want to take care of them. She is almost giddy in her affections, and her feelings consume her.

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A monologue from Pendragon County Ghosts by Don Nigro

(Dramatic – Teens, 20s)

Jimmy is in love with Jessie, and has been trying to win her hand throughout his adolescence and early adulthood. In this monologue, she is trying to convince Jimmy that he should leave her; it is selfish for her to keep him so near when she knows in her heart of hearts that they will never be anything more than friends. She is attempting to push him away to protect his own feelings, yet does not want him to leave her side for her self-centered reasons.

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A monologue from House of Angels by Jennie S. Redling

(Dramatic – Teens, 20s)

New York, 1914. Autumn appears to suffer from what has yet to be classified as an illness – manic depression. She is on the verge of a manic episode right before a tea party planned for her sister Helen’s fiancé, whom she secretly loves. Autumn inherited her illness from her father who killed himself, and with whom she felt a natural kinship she cannot share with her mother, Amelia, and her sister. When Autumn comes upon them discussing Amelia’s social ambitions, Helen lies and says they were just saying how sad that their father wouldn’t be present at Helen’s wedding. Autumn begins on a dreamy tirade and speaks of how their father would have presented Helen like Aphrodite to her new husband. Her speech is somewhat malicious.

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A Monologue from John Singer Sargent and Madame X by Rosary O’Neill

(Dramatic – 20s)

Paris, 1882. Amelie, a beautiful model living in Paris, seduces John Singer Sargent to get married in New Orleans. She describes in vivid detail the journey she dreams of having with him, including the trip by boat to America, their arrival (to thunderous applause) in New Orleans, and their evenings spent whispering low to each other in the summer months.

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