Monologues to Avoid


(courtesy of The Julliard School of Acting, NY, NY)

This is a list of plays which contain monologues that are not suitable for college or professional auditions.
Not that these plays aren't great, they’ve just been done, and done, and done, and done.

'dentity Crisis
'Night Mother
A Chorus Line
A Girl's Guide to Chaos
A...My Name is Alice
Ah, Wilderness!
Amadeus
An Actor's Nightmare
and How It Can Work For You
Assassins
Baby with the Bathwater
Betrayal
Butterflies are Free
Calm Down Mother
Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad
Getting Out
Harvey
Hold Me
House of Blue Leaves (don't use "Ronnie")
I Oughta Be in Pictures
Identity Crisis/'dentity Crisis
in the Universe
Is There Life After High School
It's Called the Sugar Plum
Juvie
Laughing Wild
Lend Me a Tenor
Marat/Sade
Marco Polo Sings a Solo
More Fun Than Bowling
Nuts
Odd Couple
Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung you in the
Old Times
Old Wicked Songs
Oleanna
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Our Town
Pfiffers People
Quartermaine's Terms
Quilters
Red Noses
Rhinocerous
Runaways
Shivaree
Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All to You
Six Degrees of Separation
Soap Opera
Spell #7
Star Spangled Girl
Steel Magnolias
Swimming to Cambodia
Talk Radio
Talking With
The Belle of Amherst
The Colored Museum
The Handmaid's Tale
The Line That Picked Up a Thousand Babes
The Marriage of Bette and Boo
The Matchmaker
The Miracle Worker
The Nerd
The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life
The Typists
The Woolgatherer
Uncommon Women and Others
Voices 2000
Voices from the High School
You're a Good Man Charlie Brown