Teenage Monologues

Good teenage monologues are hard to find. Below is our selection of teen monologues for girls and boys we've come across in plays and movies.

Each comedic and dramatic teen monologue teen monologue comes with a short description, age range, how long the monologue is and when it's a good choice for auditions.

Some of these monologues work for both boys and girls, so read through the whole page. And check back often, we'll keep adding to the list as we discover new material.

Teenage Monologues for Girls - Dramatic Teen Monologues

Juno

Age Range: 15-17 years old.

Where to find it: Rent the 2007 movie Juno directed by Jason Reitman (character: JUNO). This teenage monologue is 1h03 minutes into the movie. You'll have to edit out Bleeker's lines.

Starts with... "I'm not mad."
Ends with... "...cooler than going to the prom with you."

You can also add the Juno's lines at the beginning and end of the scene to make the monologue longer.

Description: Juno is 8 months pregnant. When she finds out that Bleeker, the guy responsible for her pregnancy, is taking another girl to the prom, she confronts him about it.

Length of monologue: 1 minute.

Why we Like It: This is a great dramatic monologue for a teen because it allows the actress to show emotion and deal with a serious subject while still showing the youth element casting directors like to see in young adults.

Oleanna

Age Range: 18-21 years old, but can work for 16-24 for auditioning purposes.

Where to find it: Get the David Mamet play Oleanna - Act III (character: CAROL). You will have to edit out 2 lines to turn this into a monologue.

Starts with... "The issue here is not what I feel".
Ends with... " You worked twenty years for the right to insult me. And you feel entitled to be paid for it."

Description: Carol, a college student, has filed a complaint with the school's tenure committee about the way a male college professor has treated her during a private conversation about her grades. Having lost his tenure and about to lose his job, her teacher asks her into his office to try to reason with her, but she only responds with anger and indignation at his entitlement and misuse of power.

Length of monologue: 2 minutes.

Why we Like It: This is a good choice for theater auditions for older teenagers and young adults who will have to work with heightened prose. It's not an easy monologue, but it's a good audition piece for those who can portray both the anger and vulnerability present in many teen theater roles.

Teenage Monologues for Girls - Comedic Teen Monologues

It's A Boy Girl Thing

Age Range: 16-18 years old.

Where to find it: Get the 2006 movie It's A Boy Girl Thing (character: NELL). This monologue is 8 minutes into the movie.

Starts with... "Oh, that's OK, please don't apologize."
Ends with... "...encounters with your friends behind your back."

Description: Nell has had it with Woody, her obnoxious next-door neighbor who likes to play loud hip-hop music at night while she studies Shakespeare. This morning, Woody deliberately plashed her with his car on their way to school. When she catches up with him and his cheerleader girlfriend, she gets back at him by giving him a glimpse of what his loser adult life will be like.

Length of monologue: 1 minute.

Why we Like It: This stereotypical monologue may just be what a girl needs to be considered for the nerdy/overachiever high school type in teen comedies.

Juno

Age Range: 15-17 years old.

Where to find it: The 2007 movie Juno directed by Jason Reitman (character: JUNO). This monologue is towards the end of the movie.

Starts with... "You know, I've been thinking."
Ends with... "You're just golden, dude."

Description: A pregnant teen who has decided to give her baby up for adoption declares, in her unique quirky way, her love for her classmate, who also happens to be the father of her unborn child.

Length of monologue: 1:30 minutes.

Why we Like It: This very honest monologue can be used as a dramatic or comedic piece, so it's a good choice for auditions that leave you the choice of genres. It's a good girl monologue for teen actresses who excel at delivering an honest, "not fake" performance. With so many angry teenage monologues out there, it should also be refreshing for your audience.

Teenage Monologues for Boys - Dramatic Teen Monologues

Before and After (1st monologue)

Age Range: 15-17 years old.

Where to find it: The 1996 movie Before and After starring Meryll Streep and Liam Neeson (character: JACOB). This monologue is about 57 minutes into the film. You will have to edit out the flashback scenes.

Starts with... "If I tell you what happened..."
Ends with... "... when I see her in the school hall."

Description: Teenager Jacob flees when he is accused of murdering his girlfriend. When the police find him at a friends' apartment, he is released on bail awaiting the trial but refuses to speak to his family. In this monologue, he finally opens up to them during dinner and tells the truth about what really happened.

Length of monologue: 4-5 minutes (can be edited down to 2-3 minutes).

Why we Like It: A unique monologue about a regular teenager in an impossible situation. There is a lot going on here for a talented teen actor to work on. Jacob is recalling a horrific event that changed his life forever while monitoring his parents' reaction and trying to decide how much to say and how to say it. At the same time, he tries to come to terms with happened to him.

Before and After (2nd monologue)

Where to find it: This monologue is about 97 minutes into the film. The monologue works fine with all the dad's line edited out.

Starts with... "I came here to tell them the truth..."
Ends with... "I never knew how much you loved me."

Description: Jacob tells his dad he has decided to tell the truth to the police and asks him to sign his statement. His father refuses to try to protect him, but Jacob convinces him that nothing can separate them.

Length of monologue: 1:30 minutes.

Why we Like It: This can be a good teen audition monologue for many dramatic and indie films where the teen movie roles often have a coming of age character arc. In this monologue, Jacob has grown through his tragic experience and is now making his first stand as a man, so it's a very powerful short acting piece where a good actor can portray that transition. This monologue also displays the loving relationship that connects the character to his family, something casting directors want to see for family shows.

Crazy Stupid Love

Age Range: 13 years old.

Where to find it: The 2011 movie Crazy Stupid Love starring Steve Carell and Ryon Gosling (character: ROBBIE WEAVER). The monologue is towards the end of the movie at 1h43.

Starts with... "Welcome, class of 2011."
Ends with... "There is no such thing as one true love."

Description: Until recently, Robbie was a romantic middle schooler no one could stop. But after watching his parents split up and the love of his life, his babysitter, fall for an older man, he is disillusioned. The monologue takes place during his graduation speech, where he tells his fellow students growing up is not all it's cracked up to be.

Length of monologue: 1:30 minute.

Why we Like It: This is an honest simple teenage monologue that can be appropriate for many auditions. It is a good choice for a child actor who excels at being earnest and open. This is the typical monologue of a pre-teen trying to make sense of life.

Teenage Monologues for Boys - Comedic Teen Monologues

It's A Boy Girl Thing

Age Range: 16-18 years old.

Where to find it: Get the 2006 movie It's A Boy Girl Thing (character: WOODY). This monologue is at the end of the movie (starts around 1 h 25 minutes).

Starts with... "Should I compare thee to a summer's day...".
Ends with... "I'm just a stupid quarterback. I don't have the right words."

Description: Through their body switching experience, the jock and the nerd have fallen in love. Woody has just walked away from the homecoming queen to greet Nell, who's arrived at the dance looking stunning, and tells her how he feels.

Length of monologue: 1 minute.

Why we Like It: This short teenage monologue is both romantic and cool, which makes it a good choice for lead types who need to show both colors. Being able to play love well is a huge plus for actors, and this is a good monologue to show that skill. Plus, how often do you get to say a line like, "I'm no Shakespeare, but Romeo wasn't much of a quarterback either"?

Hope you find what you need among our teenage monologues!

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