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Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors: 52 High-Quality Monologues for Kids & Teens

Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors: 52 High-Quality Monologues for Kids & Teens

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By the author of the best-selling Contemporary Monologues for Young Actors

Following the smash success of Contemporary Monologues for Young Actors, award-winning NYC playwright Douglas M. Parker has created a new volume of unique monologues that allows young actors to explore a broad range of characters, emotions and situations.

Fantasy Monologues for Young Actors offers 52 fun, accessible and inventive monologues that will tap into every inch of an actor's creativity. Featuring appealing, instantly involving pieces ranging from the comedic to the heartfelt, every monologue is written in contemporary and accessible language. Created specifically for actors and acting students ages 7-14 and for the teachers, directors and acting coaches who work with them..

These monologues feature:

  • A broad range of unique circumstances and emotions: comedic, inspirational, heartfelt, lonely, curious, etc.
  • Gender-neutral, so every monologue could be performed by a boy or a girl
  • Emotional arcs and strong outcomes to challenge your actors and keep audiences engaged
  • Modern day topics with contemporary language that really relate to kids today
  • Perfect for auditions, as short performance pieces and for use in the classroom

Here are two sample monologues from the book:


There's a scene in Peter Pan where Peter teaches the kids to fly. And the way he does it is, he tells them to think their happiest thoughts. And they do it, and they just start flying. I mean, it tells you right in the book how to do it So I thought - if they can fly, I bet I can too. So I just started thinking about all the things that made me the happiest. Like the day we picked up my new dog, Rex, from the kennel. And the day I beat my dad at chess - which is also known in my house as the day my dad let me beat him at chess. Or the time my sister gave me a birthday present, when it wasn't even my birthday. Or when my mom says she loves me. And by the time I was finished, even though I was still lying in my bed, I was flying so high I thought I'd never touch the ground again. And I could look down and see everyone and everything in my life and they were all looking up and smiling and waving back at me . . . I don't know if there really is a Peter Pan or an island filled with lost boys and pirates and Indians, but it doesn't matter. Because I know one thing for sure . . . I know how to fly.


(Your character is either Jack or Jill from the well-known nursery rhyme.)

You make one mistake and people never forget it. Seriously. I mean, yeah, Jack or Jill] and me went up the hill to fetch a pail of water. And, yes, one of us fell down and broke his crown and yeah, yeah, the other one came tumbling after. And no - we did not bring back any water. We did not succeed in our mission. And, if I was to be totally honest, we also lost the bucket. But come on. It wasn't like we went up the hill to save the planet from an alien invasion. There wasn't a baby up there about to be eaten by a bear. It was water. We fell down. We didn't come back with a pail of water. Someone else got up out of their chair, got a bucket, climbed up the hill and fetched a pail of water. Big deal. Life will go on. And just to set the record straight, I am perfectly capable of fetching water. I personally have fetched hundreds of pails of water, both before that incident and after. So has Jack or Jill]. It was one time. Sheesh. Maybe it's time we all moved on.

Author: Douglas M. Parker
Publisher: Beat by Beat Press
Published: 09/03/2015
Pages: 76
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.25lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.16d
ISBN: 9780692527566

About the Author
DOUGLAS M. PARKER is an award-winning playwright and lyricist. His works include the musical, "Life on the Mississippi" (book and lyrics), based on Mark Twain's classic autobiographical coming-of-age tale; "BESSIE: The Life and Music of Bessie Smith," based on the rise and fall of the great American blues singer; "Thicker Than Water," a drama based on the Andrea Yates tragedy; "Declarations," a Young Audience historical drama drawn from the letters of John and Abigail Adams from their earliest courtship through the summer of 1776; and "The Private History of a Campaign That Failed," a Young Audience comedy based on Mark Twain's true, humorous memoir of his time as a lieutenant in the Confederacy's least accomplished, most forgotten regiment. He can be reached at

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