Howdy and welcome back to Monologue Monday! This week’s monologue is entitled Wishing and it is an excerpt from a longer play entitled Ghosts of Detention.
I’m just gonna copy and paste the Amazon summary right here:
“A full length play about young adults (teens / teenagers) who find themselves in trouble at their high school and end up in detention. The script takes place in the 1980s but the students from detention end up performing a 1920’s play within the play. There is a lot of comedy and excellent monologues throughout the script and even some songs. This play has a flexible cast of 11 to 26. This play includes excellent monologues for teen actors including “I Need Detention”, “The Girl Who Broke His Fingers”, “Wishing” and “Big Zero.””
This is the cover art:
The character is PENNY, who is the lead of the play-within-a-play.
If anyone is interested in performing this monologue, it is available straight from the author’s website.
I like this monologue because it’s not about a female relating to a man (a lot of our past monologues had that aspect) and it is a good role for a younger person.
Now I’m looking for stand-alone monologues (not from a play, but a monologue that exists by itself). Also, I’d love to complete a post that runs from A-Z. That’d be cool. If you know any, feel free to comment or message me.
A big hand to all these young actors doing their thing. Incredibly brave.
Great work on all these! Did any stand out? Feel free to comment!
Join us Thursday when Unknown Playwrights will feature Halloween plays!
For a complete list of monologues, check here.