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Dramatic Monologues

A strong dramatic monologue is critical to the success of your audition. Choose a piece that resonates with you to show your range as an actor. Well-written dramatic monologues give you the opportunity to delve deeply into the well of your talent and show your unique ability to become the character you are portraying. Allow the words to guide you and enjoy flexing your acting muscles!


  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    11-16
    YEARS OLD
    It’s been a week since Zach dumped me. I have to stop thinking about him. He could do this thing with his eyes, this little squinty thing that made me fall head over heels in love with him - argh. STOP. (big breath) I’m over him. I am over him! In fact, I’m surprised at myself for ever thinking I loved him. A boyfriend, as far as I’m concerned, should be three things: Number one, nice. If he weren’t, he would be a complete waste of time. Number two: h.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    7-14
    YEARS OLD
    Last night I heard my mom and dad talking about Roger. He’s been my very best friend since I was born. He is always happy to see me. He licks my face as soon as I get home from school. I used to take him outside every day, but he doesn’t want to go for walks anymore. When I get his leash and say, “Come on, boy, let’s go for a walk” he still gets excited. He wags his tail and looks at me, but th.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    40-60
    YEARS OLD
    I’m cooking pasta, like I always do on Thursdays. It’s been a tradition ever since James was little I’ve made spaghetti with garlic and he’s always loved it. I’ll ask about school; he’ll ask about work. It’s nice. The water is bubbling and I have this idea. This fleeting thought, for just a moment, that James needs me right now, and I decide to check on him. I walk down the hallway to his bedroom. From outside the door, noises. Subtle, but definitely a movement. I figure it’s a new feature on some sort of videogame or social media or something. I can’t keep up with technology. Kids these days don’t understand real interaction, human connection. They don’t read books, or magazines. Everything is co.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    16-18
    YEARS OLD
    We had just won the state championships and we all went to Bill’s apartment to celebrate. I was with Lucy, my girlfriend. One minute she’s there and the next minute she’s gone. It’s a crazy party with too much booze and then I remember that I left my jacket at the gym. On the bleachers. Now, school’s only two blocks away from Bill’s but I’m tired. Really tired. I just played my heart out in this game and I want to go to sleep. But you see, there’s something really special in my jacket. A ring for Lucy. It’.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    9-16
    YEARS OLD
    Well, I think that went pretty well. I mean, I don’t think I was actually brilliant, but I think I did okay. There were four more people than they need for the team. Those are pretty good odds. Aren’t they? Only four of us will not make the team… What if they don’t pick me? Maybe I did totally suck! How embarrassing to be one of only four that doesn’t get picked. Only four!! I really wish hundreds of kids had come to the try-out. It would be way le.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    20-60
    YEARS OLD
    I was staring into my coffee-cup. The steam hypnotizes me and I begin ruminating over us – disagreements, missed opportunities, sex that's always missing something, you pulling away first when we hug - or screw, for that matter. Feeling unheard, misunderstood, missing each other in the air so often that we eat and breathe quiet frustration and contempt. I realized I’ve been here repeatedly, trying to construct a new path for us, a way to start over, get that spark back or make it work. But we can’t make more tha.......
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  • MALE
    Dramatic

    18-50
    YEARS OLD
    In a roundabout way Mrs. Warren, my high school teacher, helped me discover my passion for anatomy. Well, her and a lot of bad luck. Yeah, I was “that” kid. Since I was a toddler I’ve been breaking bones from sports, goofing around, not paying attention, you name it. I’ve broken, torn and pulled more bones and ligaments than I knew I had! Every time I’d get a new injury I’d Google it to see where it was located and what it was attached to. I’d strain to see the X-Rays my doctor was examining and attempt to interpret them myself. I broke my collarbone playing hockey – it was worth it, by the way, I scored big ti.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    1min
    20-50
    YEARS OLD
    Any moment with you. Before you asked me, "If I had to relive one moment over and over again for eternity, what would it be?" I'd pick any moment with you. Any one. I don't care if I'm crying or you're breaking my heart… I could live in a moment for a th.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    21-35
    YEARS OLD
    I went over the hill once. A.W.O.L. for a week. The Shore Patrol found me sprawled out in a Topless Bar downtown. I was blind on gin and attacked one of the dancers. Some S.O.B., if I ever catch him I’ll kill him, sneaked up behind me and cracked a beer bottle over my head. It took thirty-three stitches to close up my scalp. I got thirty days in the Brig, which counts as bad time against me, added to my hitch. I gotta get out of here. At least if I had a decent job. This is sissy’s work I’m doing. I’m like some damn maid. If I was working up front in the E.R., .......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    12-17
    YEARS OLD
    I can’t believe that Tyler is being so good about this. I have the most understanding, amazing boyfriend. I’m so relieved that he is willing to forgive me…. Actually, though, why did I need to be forgiven? How could I have known what Matt was going to do when he pinned me against the lockers? And why was it my fault that he pinned me in the first place? I wasn’t flirting with him. I didn’t invite him to hold my hands above my head and touch me. How is it that any time a guy does something to a girl, it’s always the girl’s fault? And then Matt’s fr.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    1min
    35-55
    YEARS OLD
    Returning home made me feel like I would never live a normal life again. I was 29-years old…back in this dead end town…living with my mother who drove me crazy…and I felt like I was going no place fast. I just couldn’t escape the place…so…Somebody called it in. It’s weird, you know, I was the only one home so that never m.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    20-40
    YEARS OLD
    Yesterday was the worst day ever. You know how broke I am, right? Well I got this brainwave to sell off my old books and CDs to make some extra money. I’ve heard other people talk about doing it on eBay. So I drag out all my books, which I really shouldn’t be carrying, put them in a paper bag and go to work. Then after work I haul them all the way down to Strand Book Store only it rains on the way. Who knew we’d have a flash flood on the one day I want to sell my books? So I’m juggling these books with the busted bag and I finally get to Strand and the guy is a real jerk. Says they don’t buy books after four. I just lost it. I started screaming at him. I don’t know why. He just got to me. He was real.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    30-50
    YEARS OLD
    Hit me one more time and you’re a dead man. I mean it, Al. I will take this stick and I will bash your brains in. I’ve had it. I cannot take one more minute. Oh, you stand there all high and mighty like you’re someone, but we both know you’re a poor excuse for a human being. What kind of sick bastard have you become? Does it make you feel powerful to swat me so hard I go flying across the room? I’ve had a bruised kidney, broken ribs, countless concussions. Remember the last time? You knocke.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    11-17
    YEARS OLD
    I just really can’t believe it. Steph and Zach. My best friend and my boyfriend are going out. Oh gosh, I thought I loved him. How stupid was I? And Steph – I remember that she was there, being happy for me, when Zach and I first kissed. I’m not actually angry, just extremely sad, and feeling betrayed. I feel like killing myself, really. That woul.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    14-18
    YEARS OLD
    Food doesn’t make me happy. But that doesn’t mean I can’t stop eating. My Dad says I should exercise more. What he’s really saying is why don’t I look like his twenty-five year old Russian model girlfriend? You know my Mom’s an alkie. Sorry, alcoholic. But I don’t think vodka makes my Mom happy. But vodka’s not food is it? Do I think I’m fat? Well, I think if I lived in Omaha, Nebraska, I would be just fine. Healthy is what they would call me. A big booming girl. But here, on the Upper East Side of ManhattanÖDid you know I f.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    1min
    20-40
    YEARS OLD
    My mother taught me how to be a woman. Well, I had several mothers. They would dress me up like their little doll. I’d prance around in shoes too big while draped in silks. I felt so beautiful. It’s from them I learned about love, learned how to love. (Beat) My first love paid me. You see, we had t.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    1.5min
    13-18
    YEARS OLD
    You a dog with your bow wow face. What you doing on my block, dog? This street is for pretty people. You ain’t pretty. You ain’t nothin’. What you going to do about it? You so scared you can’t even speak. You a skinny little thing. You look like a string bean. And I hate string beans. I hate all kinds of vegetables. You a vegetable. Do you know that’s what you are? You gay, too, I bet. You gay, aren’t you? You so gay you turn green like a string bean. Gay string bean. That yo.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    24-40
    YEARS OLD
    I want to talk about what happened yesterday. When I tried to take Joey to the supermarket. It nearly killed me. It nearly killed Joey. You all know autistic kids are hell. That’s why you’re here. He was banging his head so hard against the floor that I thought he would have a concussion See, Joey really wanted a box of Trix cereal. But the A&P didn’t have any more Trix cereal left. So, I gave him Cheerios instead and he totally lost it. Threw himself onto the floor. He was kicking so hard I thought the floor tiles would break. The store manager tried to help but Joey bit him. I .......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    30-55
    YEARS OLD
    My introduction into the teaching profession was rough at best. I was twenty-one years old and fresh out of college when I landed a position teaching elementary music in a northern mining town. I was terrified, but I told myself, “Just get through the first day. You’ll be fine.” Kids had always liked me, and I really had no idea what to expect. Well, the first day turned out to be bedlam in the office and when I went to the school secretary to get my class lists, she was buried under a barrage of parents. She threw a list in my direction and pointed me toward a photocopier. I’ve never been very good with machines and this one was no exception. I hit the “on” switch and impatiently waited for it to warm up. Worried that my class would arrive before me, I quickly made an almost illegible copy and gave the original back to the secretary. My first class was grade six. They were intimidating, to say the least. One kid stood in a corner spinning in circles while another named Brian Good who I later dubbed “Bri.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    1min
    15-17
    YEARS OLD
    I’m such an idiot. I really thought he loved me. All that, “Oh baby, you’re so beautiful, you’re so great” crap. Lies. Everything. Every present, every text, every phone call. I can’t believe I fell for it. That lying, cheating scum. I was actually thinking of going all the way with him. Thank God I didn’t. Which is probably why he dumped me. And for Kelly Leffords of all people. Really? He couldn’t have better taste.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    35-50
    YEARS OLD
    COLLEEN: I tell you Nora, if I don’t kill Flibbertigibbet-Dana she’ll kill me. Look at her out there, slinging clothes over the line. They’ll never dry. You watch, she’ll be up here looking for a glass of wine – pour me a glass, will ya? She drives me crazy. Why Howie married her I’ll never know. He was in love with you – still is. Why didn’t you marry him? Then you could be my sane sister-in-law. She’s of no use to me. And those heels. It could be the dead of winter and out of the house she comes in her heels. Christ, I was wrapping Dad's arm at the hospital this morning. His arm is useless. The lymph edema. There I am wrapping his a.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    15-18
    YEARS OLD
    So you want to know what happened? Ok, I’ll tell you. Tonight was the homecoming dance. I went, I danced. Happy? (Beat) Oh you want to know about the murder? Ok fine. I came home to find out my boyfriend was brutally murdered. It’s a funny thing you know? Death. My boyfriend was a good guy. He was captain of the football team, straight A student, debate team. You name it, he did it. Maybe a little too much. You’re not really buying this are you? All right then, tonight I came back from the dance to find my boyfriend with three drunken cheerleaders, one who might have possibly been a bleacher bound stoner succubus, and Let’s just say I wasn’t happ.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    15-19
    YEARS OLD
    (African American – Cockney equivalent) ESI: Born, April 19, 1993 n DC 6 lbs. Mother went to jail for drug addiction. 1995. 1996, mother got out of jail. 1999, 7. Me and my sister got raped by my uncle. I am 10 years old and trying to make things work. 11, I move with my father. It’s not working out. 12, I move with my granma: she give me a turtle. All is well, all is well. I growed up. Got a bad charge, go to detention. 16. I’m in Hillside while my mother is dyin’a’AIDS. I am doin’ well. I don’t know how to be sad, but I can be mad. Sittin’ here in confinemint cuz .......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    13-16
    YEARS OLD
    So will you do it? It’s not like I’m asking you to rob a bank or anything. Just tell your mom I’m going with you to the movie. It’s not totally a lie. I’ll probably see you there. I mean, if I can take my eyes off Jason. Can you believe the hottest guy in our class asked me out?! OMG, what am I going to wear? Do you think I’d look cuter in a dress or jeans? You know, the ones I have with the sequence on the pocket? Definitely jeans, right? I don’t want to look like I’m trying too hard on our first date. Can I borrow your blue top? I think it would .......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    1min
    30-65
    YEARS OLD
    What's the city gonna do? Lock me up for hangin’ out with these people? These are my friends. I tell ya, I was born during the day but it wasn't yesterday. It takes me back. Thirty years. Thirty years! This is really messed up. I'm tryin’. I'm tryin’ real hard. But y'all.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC

    30-50
    YEARS OLD
    She calls to me. I ignore her. She persists. I refuse. She stubbornly invades my thoughts without permission. Again I block her. Like a lioness looking for a mate, she purrs at the challenge, stalking her prey. She seeps her way into my consciousness in a wispy feathery dream. She sprinkles soft kisses on my pillow and blows a gentle breeze in my hair. She knows it’s a matter of time. Strengthening my resolve, I push her out. She’s restless. I sense her. She wants to play. I want to take her right there, show her whose boss, but I resist. I always resist. In her sprite-like way she tickles my lips sending ripples of pleasure through my body. She taunts me again, whispering sweet unmentionables in my ear. I .......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    8-10
    YEARS OLD
    I can read, eat and dance at the same time. Do I get extra allowance for that? You gave extra to Jason just for getting his homework done by 9:00. And he didn’t even get all the answers right. He’s not very good at math. Maybe you should get him a tutor or something. And he only did one thing. I’m doing three. I know it’s not homework or anything, but it could be. I could be reading my story from Mrs. Mills’ class if I wanted to. It’s ju.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    1.5min
    25-40
    YEARS OLD
    You got a homeless guy on your block? I got a homeless guy in my house. And he's got keys! It's my brother! That mofo's the laziest ass guy you ever wanna meet. Let me tell ya, he gives new meaning to the word lazy. He brings the definition to an all time low! He pays my nephew to change the channel on the big ass.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    18-30
    YEARS OLD
    Dear Mom & Dad, I’m not in Jersey City anymore. I’ve been sitting in front of the computer trying to think of colorful things to write about this colorful city I am living in now and all the colorful people I am living with so bare with me a while as I try to put together something articulate for Dad and you to chew on. The last thing I want you to do is worry about me. In order for that to be the case I have to be careful what I say and how I say it which means the risk of me not saying much at all is a distinct possibility as you both know. .......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    12-17
    YEARS OLD
    Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend must’ve been doing some wild drugs. They’re just a bunch of shiny rocks stuck in some gaudy ring or necklace. It’s not like you can actually do anything with them. They won’t create world peace or feed a bunch of starving kids in developing countries. Well, maybe they could feed someone if you pawned them, but then they’d be gone and you wouldn’t have them anymore, would you? Did you ever see those rich ladies with the leather tans that wear lots of them? I don’t really understand why, but they seem to like them a lo.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    38-59
    YEARS OLD
    Honestly, I don’t know what I believe anymore, Ray. First you say you worked late, then you left on time, but stopped by the club to say hi to Tommy. Which is it, huh? And if I call up Tommy to verify your story will he get all the details right? Did you prep him beforehand or are you pulling this stuff out o’ your ass as you go? You think I’m a moron? I see, Ray. I have eyes. You’ve been screwin’ that slutty lookin’ secretary, haven’t you? Don’t bother to deny it. You’ll only dig yourself a deeper hole. Did you know you’.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    COM./DRAM.
    2min
    20-70
    YEARS OLD
    I know I’m fat. “Chubby,” say the fake and timid. I’m not thin, athletic or fluffy-but-really-cuddly-with-a-stunning-face and magnetic eyes. I’m not magazine-cover-HOT, even when I’m almost thin. I have a problem, an obvious, socially and legally acceptable addiction, one that my brain associates with survival because I HAVE to eat. I’ve been eating too much for so long that my dopamine, serotonin and endorphin levels DEPEND upon me over-indulging. My brain DEMANDS that I eat more, even when I’m trying to abstain. My appearance makes people uncomfortable, incl.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    30-65
    YEARS OLD
    Greetings neighbor! That's a very nice fence you've erected between our properties. You certainly didn’t skimp on the materials. Only the finest of everything. That fence was built to last. Yes, it will keep our livestock separated very nicely, indeed. And you erected it so quickly - all in the short time my wife and I were up country visiting her dear, sick sister. Normally, we wouldn't be away a whole week but family comes first. I'm sure you know about that. You've spent your whole life toiling in the fields, as have I. All to make a better li.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC

    50-70
    YEARS OLD
    (moving a chair) Jesus, the last damn thing I want said about me is, “They got to the Col,” or, “He chickened out. Broke down and talked.” Some private or corporal hear that and say, “If he can’t take it, how the hell am I supposed to?” I won’t talk. (pause) There’s enough broken glass in this cell to slash my wrists. There’s been enough shit littering my days and nights in Iran to tempt Jesus. (standing on the chair) Hey Buddy, you knew you were gonna walk up that Mount, gonna have a few nails pounded into ya. That’s same as takin’ your own life. You made a choice. I seem to have a few options here. Slit my wrists, swallow some glass, bash my brains out on the wall. I think I prefer the old Spani.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    20-45
    YEARS OLD
    I’m drunk. I’m at the greasy-pizza-and-hope-there’s-no-hangover stage. It’s not a bad thing. Tonight it’s released me from the gnawing hole in my solar plexus that you put there. I’ve just flown 3000 miles across the country away from the man I love; away from the one person who fills my soul with the sheer joy of life itself. It wasn’t easy stepping on that plane. And probably not wise, in light of our final night together. Interesting how the night is the witching hour. The whole world goes into hang-time during those hours. That’s why it’s my favorite. No obligations, no outside white noise; just the real, honest, raw, naked and perhaps vulnerable me. And maybe the vulnerable you as well. Do you have.......
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  • FEMALE
    COM./DRA.
    2min
    18-35
    YEARS OLD
    So, I’m plus size. More to love, right? Why is it that too little of something is seen as glamorous, just enough is a step below adequate, but too much is considered monstrous? Fat. F A T. I hate that word. If you put a PH in front of it, people think you’re hip. I just think you sound like you got hooked on phonics but refused the rehab. I won’t lie to you and say that I haven’t dreamed of what it would be like to live a day in the life of a “skinny girl”.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    30-70
    YEARS OLD
    (Lights on a man. He wears a baseball cap. He takes off his baseball cap and holds it out to the audience.) This is what it’s come to…underground…hat in hand…Saturday afternoons crowd rushing up and down…to catch the “A”…to catch the “E”…the “C” or “L”…on their way to some God awful Hell…banish the thought…I wish no one ill will…standing still….at the top of the stairs…hat in hand…hat always in hand… …bent slightly…ever so…a twinkle in my eye…trace of a smile…the sound of coins land in my hat…there is hope… accumula.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    1min
    30-50
    YEARS OLD
    I hate holidays. Everyone at this time of year is gearing up for family gatherings and Mom’s homemade cookies, while I’m trying to find ways to get out of it all. “I twisted my ankle walking down the stairs, so I can’t walk anywhere; Doctor’s orders,” or “I must have eaten something really weird last night. I can’t keep anything down.” Don’t get me.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC

    30-45
    YEARS OLD
    Have I tried? Have I tried? I’m on an express train to nowhere and I’ve missed my connection. I’m not sure how it even happened. Twenty years ago I was the up-and -coming star. Youngest bank manager in the country. Wow! Was I hot stuff! Invincible. I was on the fast track, with nowhere to go but up…or maybe just nowhere to go. Hitting the glass ceiling before you’re thirty gives you a headache like you can’t believe. So I said screw it. Who needs security? There’s a raging artist inside me just waiting to come out… Yeah, right. Twenty years later, all that’s left is the rage. I was cocky. I’d made it in the business world in less than a decade. How har.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    17-25
    YEARS OLD
    You understand? No, you think you understand. Just because you have a Ph.D. doesn’t mean you can magically feel anyone’s pain. Have you witnessed someone you love turn into dust? Were you on the phone with him, when when he screamed for his life? No! So don’t sit here and tell me that everything is going to be okay because it’s not. My boyfriend, my best friend, the only person who knew me better than I knew myself, is dead. He’s gone! It’s only been a week and it feels like years. I try to stop myself from crying every night because I don’t want to accept it. I need him. I mi.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    40-50
    YEARS OLD
    NORA: I am going to fling you right out of this hammock, Colleen Foley. You’re not taking my bed under the stars. You can’t have it. I wanted some goddamned apple pie and there was none to be had. It was you, wasn’t it? You ate the other half. No wonder you’re fat and out of shape and a mess. I wanted that pie because I was terrified. Terrified I’ve made a mess of my life. Nothing to show for a day of it. Not a real home, a pet, a MAN, a child. I could have been a chiropractor and studied the healing arts. I was hired you know, almost, but then on the third intervi.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    14-18
    YEARS OLD
    I've done something. I need help. I've really, really done something. I...hit Kaitlin. I hit her pretty hard, I think. I hit her three times in the face, I think, as hard as I could. She fell down. She was crying, and I just stood there and watched her cry and I felt like...nothing. Like a sense of peace or something. She was just crying on the floor in my living room and I just stood there and felt nothing, but it was good. And then she got up and left, and I took one of my Dad's beers and drank it and watched Game of Thrones. I drank .......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    10-17
    YEARS OLD
    So! I like the way you raise your hand in Miss O’Connor’s class every time she asks a question. You seem to know the answer for everything. You’re a very smart girl and Miss O’Connor has praised you as a good example for the rest o’ the class in how you always hand your homework in on time. Oh, and how neat you write. “Good penmanship,” Miss O’Connor said. You are definitely the brightest student in the class. So! I have chosen you to do my homework. You’re the lucky duck I picked. You’re gonna meet me in front of the dollar store each and ev.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    35-50
    YEARS OLD
    I’ve lost hope. It sounds self-indulgent to say it out loud, but I have. I came here fresh and wide-eyed like all the others. I was different. I was going to change the world. But guess what? Nothing has changed, except me. I’m 13 years older and I don’t believe I can change shit. Have you ever had a dream? I mean a real dream? Something you just can’t stop holding onto? Something more precious than anything else you hold dear in life? I’ve been a dreamer since childhood. Maybe even before that. It’s in every cell of my existence. Its tentacles are so embedded in my DNA it’ll never let go. I want to act! And I want to be the best in the world! Oo, even as I say it, I wince. To the outside world it must sou.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    18-21
    YEARS OLD
    I can’t breathe. But it’s not the physical breath I can’t seem to inhale, it’s everything else. I don’t know what I’m doing anymore. I just want to be normal. A normal person wouldn’t cry if they eat ten more calories than they originally planned to eat the day before. A normal person wouldn’t have to exercise three and a half hours a day at full intensity because anything less equals loss of self-control. (beat) Aunt Lana, I need to know how you got through. Mom told me when you were my age that for an entire year you ate.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    COM./DRAM.
    1.5min
    18-25
    YEARS OLD
    Think of everything we did this year. Think of how much fun we had. Think of moving in. And how awkward it was. And unpacking our stuff. And not knowing what to do the first night. Think of the hypnotist show. That dumb hypnotist show where nobody was really hypnotized but we all pretended to be hypnotized because we’re freshman in college.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC

    16-19
    YEARS OLD
    LARKIN: So what? All of a sudden you’re too stupid to know how to be a friend? No, worse, you don’t know how to be the brother I never had. My Ma takes you in because I ask her, she feeds you, she lets Rosie stay, hell, she’ll probably raise your kid and you can’t help me look at my Dad? I wanted to be where my Dad was and I needed you to be there with me. (pause) White tiles and steel tables and basins, and scalpels, saws, hammers, picks, every kind of tool for prying a man open, and scales to weigh a brain or a kidney or a rock-hard liver. It’s unho.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    35-50
    YEARS OLD
    COLLEEN: I’m back. I’m here now. It’s late, but I need to sit with you. I need to talk to you, Dad. I’m sorry. I am. I don’t know where I thought I was going, like some little snotty-nosed kid running away. But you can’t blame me. I don’t want to see you like this. I don’t want to be your nurse. I don’t want to put you deeper and deeper into sleep until you stop breathing, so I left. I guess I trudged along about a half a mile, fists jammed in my pockets, shoulders up around my ears. Every step I pushed you, this house, and Wittenberg Road behind me, hea.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    1min
    30-70
    YEARS OLD
    I got some news for our Father who art in heaven. He left this world in awful shape. Yes he did. I see how people treat each other. They're scared o’ one another. That's not good. If I fall and splat blood all over the place, not one human being is gonna pick me up. Well, maybe one. Yo.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    13-30
    YEARS OLD
    I’m nine. I’m at the pharmacy with my mother buying aspirin. I say we should walk down the aisle with all the bottles of things – you know, shampoo, lotion, stuff like that – but she says she doesn’t want to, that we don’t need any of that. I walk down it anyway and she follows me. Then she starts talking to a man. He has big fingers and my mother is laughing and no one is looking at me. Right in that moment, I become invisible. I fade into the background of the stories happening around me and I’m watching the stories but I’m not in .......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    18-30
    YEARS OLD
    You know what, Jody? Just go. It’s what you’ve always been good at…walking away. Best friends for life? You are such a selfish miserable human being and I am so sick of being your target. I’m done. You wanted to get over Barry so you thought you’d find a new guy to make him jealous…okay...decent plan. But did you have to pick Dave? You knew how I felt about him. You were there when he broke my heart. How could you have even thought twice about bringing him into this? No!!! Don’t you dare even try to say a word, I’m not finis.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    13-16
    YEARS OLD
    CHRISSY: One-one-thousand, two-one-thousand, three-one-thousand. I gotta get up. I’m gonna sit over there, on the rock, by the fence. Okay. I’ll be quiet now so I can see your world while we wait for the hummingbird. (She sits) Okay. This is good. This is nice. I can sit here. I can sit here for more than a minute. I’ll pipe down. silence I try. I really do. Please let me talk to you. Let me talk and then when I’m all talked out, I’ll stop. When you’re not around I try and I can’t. To sit. But as soon as I sit I look at another spot and things look better in that spot.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    1min
    17-25
    YEARS OLD
    They say, "If you love something let it go. If it comes back to you, it’s yours forever. If it doesn’t, then it was never meant to be." But what if you love something so much that you don’t want it to come back? Because if it comes back, it’ll feel so much worse. I knew that if he couldn’t be everything I wanted him .......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    14-17
    YEARS OLD
    I can't believe your mom is just like seriously gone all night screwing some dude! That's (fuckin') awesome! I thought I'd be like hiding out in someone's garage for the next...I dunno. I dunno how long I'm gonna be gone. (Shit), Man! I'm about to (fuckin) explode! I'm gonna mail this letter to her tomorrow, and I'm like...Aaah! Ya know? I mean, why can't she just...like not be like that? Jesus! I gotta read you this thing. I gotta just like get it out there or I'm gonna explode! Ok? Ok. (opens letter). “Dear Mom, Yeah, that's right, I'm gone, because you have made it perfectl.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC

    18-21
    YEARS OLD
    I was kinda messed up as a kid. Got into lots of trouble. My parents didn’t know what to do with me. I got in with this gang, called themselves UPC. Some moron named it after the universal price code cuz he worked in a grocery store, but I didn’t know that back then. Anyway, I thought it was cool to run with them. They had this great tag and we used to spray it everywhere – abandoned warehouses, corner delis, billboards. You should have seen me. Hangin’ upside down off a billboard over the freeway with a .......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC

    18-40
    YEARS OLD
    The instant I heard “Livin’ On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi it shook my soul. I had discovered rock ‘n roll and I knew I was in love. I guess that sounds cliché. Every guy with a guitar in his hands probably has the same feeling, but mine was real! Since I was young I’d been playing classical music on the piano. It taught me a lot but it just didn’t stir my passion. But with rock music I felt liberated! I had this new musical freedom that could take me wherever I dreamed of going. I traded in my piano for a beat up Stratocaster and practiced singing high notes in the shower.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    18-30
    YEARS OLD
    It’s so still on the prairies. Eerie. Like God didn’t want humans trespassing on his domain so he designed the prairies as a gigantic “Do Not Disturb” sign. People who were born here say there’s nothing like that big prairie sky. Me, I just see bleak, barren desolation. Like I’m at the end of the earth and no one will ever know I’ve just faded into the landscape. It’s not so hard to do. I can see for miles, but there’s nothing to see. Driving down the highway is hypnotic in its austerity. My eyes play tricks on me. I keep hoping to find civil.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    30-40
    YEARS OLD
    MARE: You think you can take care of a kid? You think bein’ an Aunt can make you his mother some way? You couldn’t handle a kid. Your life is so fuckin’ neat. You think you can come here and take my kid and raise him? You have white rugs! White rugs for Chris’sake. You made us eat in the yard last time those torch citron bamboo lantern jungle things with and we got bit anyways. Had red bumps for days. Lark had huge welts for a week cuz you have white rugs. You kept repeating over and over again, “the best way to the bathroom is through the kitchen,” boys piss outside anyways and all because you didn’t wanna get that w.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC

    16-20
    YEARS OLD
    PETER: I remember Mom sitting alone in the dark. “Your Dad’s gone,“ she said. “He won’t be coming back.“ (Pause) Didn’t even say goodbye. (Pause) Then I stole some sweets from Walmart and a few other shops, smashed in a couple of windows. Mom couldn’t cope. She sent me to this… home. (Pause) And at Christmas I was given this little kitten. Sandy. Only I didn’t ask for a kitten. I didn’t want anything alive. Only it was OK after a bit. Sandy relied on me, you see. Needed me to play wit.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    18-25
    YEARS OLD
    My parents really cursed me. In fact they fucking ruined me. Jeffrey is a piece of shit scumbag and I wish my parents would’ve left him in that mental facility and threw away the key. He’s not right. All my life I wished for a big brother I could look up to, a guy who would show me the way. Instead I got a drug addicted, mentally ill fucking liar whose been nothing but grief to me and my sister Candace. We’ve spent the better half of our early adult lives having to keep aft.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    16-27
    YEARS OLD
    How can I be so young and feel so alone? Nothing seems to interest me anymore: not my books, not my friends, not my PC. I don’t even like to go out anymore. I wish I could tell someone the way I feel, but I know they won’t understand because I don’t understand myself. My pain is choking me. It’s unbearable. Sometimes I cry all night. Other times I can’t find any tears. I’m full of emptiness. My feelings don’t exist anymore. I wish it would run away. I do. I spend everyday locked in my roo.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    20-40
    YEARS OLD
    Dick. Oh Dick. Why does this happen? Why? I love you! Yet it does. It happens. But why? Why does it have to? I remember the night we met. I had broken off with Tom who had let me know the night before he was gay. The thought of his body, and how could any man’s be as soft as mine. Then you came along, with your chipped front tooth, and tiny hands. Up and down that bar. The nerve of you. Flopping yourself down at my table. Then you offered me that drink. The first of many. I was certain what was on your mind. Did I refuse? I could have. But there you were. Looking like a fool. Your chipped too.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    19-25
    YEARS OLD
    She walks like she has a fishing line connected to her shoulders, that’s connected to the sky, that’s connected to angels. The arch in her back is a Greek temple and it moves like the Pacific Ocean and I only sat behind her in one lecture but I knew I loved her. I mean, that’s what college is about, right? Mystery, and love, sex, and questions, and mystery love sex questions, or, something. It was a science class, probably something tedious and biology-based. She was science, too, made entirely of boxes of light and depleted by lif.......
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  • FEMALE
    COMEDIC/
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    30-40
    YEARS OLD
    When my parents divorced there was a larger custody battle over the cappuccino machine than there was over me. When I read Romeo and Juliet in ninth grade, the dog dropped it in the fireplace. I don’t believe in love. But today, I’m at the supermarket in the sweatpants I’ve been wearing for four days, standing in the frozen foods section looking at waffle varieties. And then it happened, this totally weird paralyzing vortex of unfamiliarity occurred when a hand touched mine as we both reached for the same frozen veggie pizza with pepperoni. There’s nothing glamorous about frozen pepperoni—which I’ve heard is made of p.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    COM./DRAM.
    1.5min
    20-30
    YEARS OLD
    Mikey. You are such a good man. And I love our little adventures and I love when you got stuck on the zipline and I laughed so hard that the pain in my stomach was overbearing and I love seeing you when I get home from work and I love eating all the random shit you cook and I love hearing you pronounce the name of the shit you cook. And is it a party every day, bein.......
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  • FEMALE
    COMEDIC/
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    18-40
    YEARS OLD
    Sometimes in singing competition TV shows they’ll show the tragic backstory of some wide-eyed hopeful contestant and they’re like, “I’d never been on a plane before but I left my small town in Iowa for a chance at the dream.” Then it turns out the auditions are in Iowa so they didn’t even have to take a plane. They didn’t actually lie. They just used words to get around saying, “I’m not good enough on my own, so I need some sob story so you morons will vote for me,” or whatever. That’s what Sammy did. He said he had to go to L.A. to do movies or something. Sa.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC

    30-50
    YEARS OLD
    Listen you little punk, without me, you’d be nothing. You’d still be a two bit hood hustling on the streets playing Three Card Monty. I cleaned you up and gave you a straight job when you needed me and I put you in a pinstriped suit and made you respectable. I got you off smack. That’s not easy. You think I just did it to be charitable? I invested in you. I coulda picked any other junky on the street, but I chose you. I saw your potential when nobody else gave a damn. I put you in.......
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  • MALE
    COMEDIC/
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    18-50
    YEARS OLD
    I would set an extra place at the table; two forks, because Percy hated getting pasta sauce on his vegetables, and no napkin, because Percy always wiped his dirty hands on his mustard yellow shirt. Percy loved music and dreaded rain and enjoyed microwaves and Percy didn’t die when my father died, so I kept setting the place for Percy, because nothing had changed. That’s not what they thought; not my mother, my sister, doctors, not anyone. They called it post-traumatic psychosis at one point, which, in retrospect, is fucking insane. I had an imaginary friend. I was strange. My dad died when I was in third grade. Novembe.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    30-65
    YEARS OLD
    Homeless Man: You know, I am a man of words myself. Like to play around with them. See some music in my head and say some words. And it ain't no churnin' dreams school boy shit neither. But hey! You wrote that BS! If it came from your soul, then you have to own it! Ya dig? And if it ain't, well, you shouldn't let no low level bullshit come out your mouth when a man asks you for poetry. I wanna hear something deep. As for me - I jump into snake pits! Drink their blood. Eat that snake and s.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    20-30
    YEARS OLD
    Last week, I went on a date. We went to the museum and we were at the butterfly exhibit, and there were caterpillars next to the butterflies and I go, "Why are these two things next to each other? They seem so unrelated." And the girl was like, "Caterpillars become butterflies." And I was like, "Right, yeah. I was just fucking with you." (Beat) But I wasn't fucking with her. (Beat) I’ve been spending a lot of time at my parents’ house. I'm gradually remembering how go.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    25-45
    YEARS OLD
    I work full time at a hospital, I make $9.00 an hour and I’m one paycheck away from being homeless. After I pay all my bills, I’ve got $30.00 a month left over to buy food. I’ve thought about calling Child Services to come and take my daughter because she doesn’t deserve to live this way but she wouldn’t let me. I’m such a failure. I can’t even afford to take a day off of work to look for a better paying job because my present boss will think I’m not reliable and I can’t afford to lose the job I have. I lost my last one. I broke my wrist and I had no health care. I still have no health care. I make too much to qualify for assistance, so I accrued all these medical bills. I lost my job because I couldn’t work and I didn’t qualify for Worker’s Comp. Within two months.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    18-45
    YEARS OLD
    You sent me a text on July 2nd and I saved it, preserved it like some rare artifact or precious gemstone. It seemed like a sign at the time. Of course, when you’re hopelessly in love, you read things into the tiniest moments and your rose colored glasses cleverly filter out any unwanted red flags. Must be a color spectrum thing. You probably don’t even remember what you wrote, much less that you wrote it at all and I know you don’t realize the significance of the date because you never took time to ask. Come to think of it, you haven’t asked much about me at all, like when’s my birthday, what kind of ice cream do I prefer, do I .......
    Price $3.99


  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    15-17
    YEARS OLD
    Yesterday Mr. Carlson told me I looked nice when I asked him about why he gave me a B on my paper. He said he liked my necklace and then he took it - like he picked the stone up off my chest and looked at it real close. His face was like inches from my chest! It was kinda hot. I mean, like Mr. Carlson is totally hot! And you know, Ashley and Vanessa are in that class with me and they think he's hot too and I know they saw him do that as they walked out of the class and were totally jealous! I stuck out my chest too, ‘cause I knew they were watching........
    Price $3.99


  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    18-45
    YEARS OLD
    When no one else is in the car with me I listen to the sixties station. The voices seem pure, and there’s that crackling under the track that makes you think of a needle on vinyl and right then, only then, I miss my grandfather. Everyone knows he was a bad guy, I mean, Jesus, my dad changed our last name and everything. But I have this picture in my head, it’s—it seems stupid, I know, but it feels like something. We’re under the staircase in my childhood house, I’m about five, and we’re dancing. I’m standing on his feet, my hands are around his waist and my ear is pressed against his belly. .......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    1min
    6-9
    YEARS OLD
    There’s a fairy under my pillow. There really is! She doesn’t talk or anything but I hear her wings flapping at night. Mom says it’s just a fly cuz they make noise when they buzz around close to my light, but she doesn’t know. Adults don’t see fairies. Only kids. I .......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    16-21
    YEARS OLD
    Fort Lauderdale and it’s five minutes to midnight, New Year’s Eve. Girls wearing stiletto heels and too much eyeliner teeter across the boardwalk like acrobats. Strobe lights from clubs wash our faces with green and red lights, and someone in an alley is already throwing up. Josh, the boy I love, is walking six feet ahead of me with another girl, Claudia, whom he just met at the hotel pool. Claudia looks like Julie Christie from an old movie I saw on the p.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC
    1.5min
    15-17
    YEARS OLD
    Vodka was my first science experiment. I was seven. Nine. I can’t remember. I was a kid. It was winter. My father and I were at the kitchen table and he handed me a bottle of Stoli. That’s what Russians do to stay warm, you know. Drink lots of vodka. We moved to Brooklyn when I was two but in some ways it’s like they never left. So, he hands me the bottle and says, “Max,” he says, “put it in the freezer. Wait two h.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    6-10
    YEARS OLD
    I wish I didn’t have to sleep in my parents’ room. I mean, they don’t make me or anything, but I always end up there. I have my own room down the hall. Mom calls it lavender but it’s really purple. I got to redo it after my brother moved into a bigger room. And I have this way cool mural on the wall with ballerinas and mermaids and an awesome quilt on my bed with a picture of Ariel on it. She’s so beautiful. I want to look like her when I g.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    18-28
    YEARS OLD
    I had my first speaking roll on a T.V. show today. Can you believe it? Me! I was sooo nervous! I hardly slept last night! I was terrified my alarm wouldn’t go off, so I kept waking up to check it. Then I was terrified I’d forget one of my three lines or mix up the names or something and call Mr. Dawson Mr. Mason and Mrs. Mason Mr. Dawson. My stomach was doing flip-flops all morning. I even arrived an hour early, which never happens. I was so excited to go to hair and make-up and sit by the stars. But when I got there, my tongue felt like it was covered in peanut butter and I didn’t say a word. It’s kind of a strange feeling because everyone just assumes you know what’s going on, so you have to keep asking questions, like “Are you the hair person?.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    20-40
    YEARS OLD
    DEE: I love the beginning of a new day. I try to pretend it's the beginning of everything. This is the very first day, I tell myself. The first and last day of my life. Like one of those insects. The Mayfly is it? I read about it in a book. They are born, live and die in twenty-four hours. Perhaps time moves differently for them, do you think? Perhaps they live eighty years in those twenty-four hours. Today is a new day and I have to live it to the full. Do all the things I ever wanted to.......
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  • MALE
    COMEDIC/
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    20-55
    YEARS OLD
    I’m on the corner of ninth and fifth…twenty fifth avenue…in the Village…where I live with Donna…when I see Donna and this guy I don’t know or want to know, walking down the street…and there’s this vibe between them. You know…So they stop and Donna introduces me…I say hi…and then she goes on to say how she was sitting in Washington Square Park and so-and-so invited her to go sailing on his boat,.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    25-45
    YEARS OLD
    I was journaling today about crumbs and selling myself short. I got into all the usual “poor me” stuff. You know how you do? Well, maybe you don’t, but I sure do. I was trying to figure out where I went wrong when, all of a sudden, I had this childhood memory that I’d totally forgotten about. It was about my father. He was a real bastard when we were growing up. He’s sober now; so’s my Mom. But then? Whoa. He used to clock me in the head when I said something he didn’t like. I mean so hard it made my head spin. I told my mom and she didn’t believe me, said I was making it up. Well, that made it worse. Now I was ostracized by both of them. I was determined to .......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    1min
    16-22
    YEARS OLD
    You don’t get it! I’ve been afraid of my father all my life. Trying to understand why he did it to my sister, trying to feel her pain and wishing it would go away. I remember my mother in the hospital… Now it was just me, my dad and sister. Everything seemed fine until he put us to sleep that night. I remember hearing my sister scream; I opened my eyes and saw.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    30-60
    YEARS OLD
    Damn teenagers baring children. Why some people bother I’ll never know. They come in here full. Proud of their bellys. Carrying suitcases for their brief stay. Holding onto their husband’s hand. Sweating and nervous. You don’t need a stethoscope to hear their hearts beating away with every second. I’ve seen so many come and go through here, like there was a sale in a department store, and they had to beat the crowd to get their first. Young and irresponsible. Can’t wait to grow up. Getting married. Hopping into bed. In such a rush it’s pathetic. Barely able to take care of themselves. It amazes me, how they expect to take care of an infant with all the.......
    Price $3.99


  • MALE
    DRAMATIC

    18-30
    YEARS OLD
    I’m busting my chops trying to make a decent living for us. No matter what I do we never seem to get ahead. Something always manages to bring us down. And that’s what a child would do to us now. Put us in so much debt. Ever since you got this bug in your head about having a kid you’ve been jumping my bones the minute I walk through the door. And it’s driving me up the wall. I’m scared. The responsibility is terrifying. I get my hands on a little kid, there’s no telling what I may do. I’ve got my father’s.......
    Price $3.99


  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    18-35
    YEARS OLD
    The first shoes I recall owning were not Jimmy Choos or Prada or even Kenneth Coles. I wore brown hand-me-down orthopedic oxfords. Everyone else was sporting these cute little paten leather Mary Janes and I’d come clunking along in my orthopedic oxfords. And not just sometimes. They were the only pair of shoes I owned. My mother was a product of the depression and there was nothing wasted in our house. Two pair of shoes were simply out of the question. No sneakers, no cute little black sporty numbers for a change of pace. Just standard issue basic brown orthopedic oxfords. You can imagine how attractive I felt going to church in them with my blue pleated mini skirt and my canary yellow stockings. I don’t think I would have minded so much if there had been a purpose to this exercise, but as far as I can glean to this day, I got them because my sister needed them. Therefore, it somehow followed that I must need them too. My sister was born toeing in.......
    Price $3.99


  • MALE
    DRAMATIC

    16-18
    YEARS OLD
    Overtime shootout. It’s up to me to keep us in the game and the playoffs. Stick handling the puck toward the goalie, I pull a deke. Drop the shoulder…shoot…CLINK!!! Vulcanized rubber hits solid steel. I hit the post. The other team jumps off the bench, victorious, while I hang my head and slowly skate over to my team. I mumble a sad, “Sorry guys,” and look over at the college recruiters talking to some of the athletes on the other team. If only I’d shot half an inch to the left! Then maybe those scouts would be over here. I slink.......
    Price $3.99


  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    1min
    50-75
    YEARS OLD
    I don't have any pictures from when I was young and in the theater. When I was almost thirty and thought, "Oh, enough of the arts. Let me get a job that actually pays," I found a job...And the woman in charge was such an aggressive bitch - excuse my language - and companies would work with her for about three months and then say for.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    16-18
    YEARS OLD
    It can’t be positive. The test must be wrong. No, no, no! Not me. This stuff happens to other girls like Tara or Melissa, but not me! They’re always hanging around with the bad boys, going to parties and telling their parents they’re studying together. I’m the good kid. I get straight A’s on everything – math, science, history, you name it. I take piano lessons and go to dance class. I sell Girl Scout cookies every year. I’m even learning Chinese. Mandarin, to be exact. Do you know how .......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    20-50
    YEARS OLD
    My cousin died today. She was 44 years old. 44. I don’t know…as I say it, it sounds older than it is. When I was a kid, I thought 40 was ancient. Well, I’m not a kid anymore and believe me, it goes by in a heartbeat. We grew up together; laughed and ran on the beach with her dogs, first Samson, then Moxie. She was a city girl and didn’t like getting her feet scratched on the rocks, so she always wore sneakers or sandals, even in the water. I remember thinking it was weird. How is it possible that she was so alive and full of energy then and now in a blink, she’s gone? Will anyone r.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    25-45
    YEARS OLD
    Thanks, Molly. Some single moms should’ve kept their knees together, right? Don’t interrupt. I’ve tolerated your unsolicited advice, the staring, eye rolling, and you parenting my kids in front of me. I notice the assumptions that I’m irresponsible, disorganized, and even undesirable. You spew stories about your sister, Meg, whose house is never messy, who’s never late, and who is always put-together like she stepped off a Good Housekeeping-had-a baby-with-Vogue magazine. Meg-the-“single-mom” is engaged to an actual h.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    30-50
    YEARS OLD
    I remember him like it was yesterday, sitting there on that bus. I had to admire his spunk. He knew he was the laughing stock of the group, but he just stared out the window and pretended he didn’t notice. He must have been lonely. I don’t ever remember him having a friend. “Rodney-the-Toad.” I first came across Rodney when he was in tenth grade. He was smaller than the other students and quite stout. He wore thick glasses to correct his poor vision and he was quite unkempt. An avid reader, on his lunch break he liked to sit cross-legged on the floor engrossed in the weirdest, most obscure SciFi he could get his hands on. He did give the impression of being toad like. Thus, the nickname. He spoke with a pronounced lisp, but always with great authority and animation. Yep – Rodney was a walking target for humiliation. It didn’t seem to bo.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    30-50
    YEARS OLD
    My cousin died today. She was 44 years old. 44. I don’t know…as I say it, it sounds older than it is. When I was a kid, I thought 40 was old. Well, I’m not a kid anymore and believe me, it goes by in a heartbeat. We grew up together; laughed and ran on the beach with her dogs, first Samson, then Moxie. They were beautiful Labradors. She was a city girl and didn’t like getting her feet scratched on the rocks, so she always wore sneakers or sandals, even in the water. I remember thinking it was weird. How is it possible that she was so alive and full of energy then and now in a blink, she’s gone? Will anyone remember her? Did her struggles in life really matter? I hear she’s being cremated. So her body won’t even be left behind. It’s so strange. Surreal. Whe.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    16-18
    YEARS OLD
    I have never been so nervous in my life! Mom and Dad got me this tutor and she comes to the house once a week and helps me cram all this stuff into my head. I was doing okay at first, but now everything is just a jumbled mess, like I turned dyslexic overnight or something. I can barely focus. I’m breaking into a cold sweat. My whole world is riding on this on.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    1min
    30-60
    YEARS OLD
    I don’t know…I just had a funny feeling. It’s hard to explain…you experience it sort of. I’ve always had odd feelings tell me things. It’s the schizophrenia. I’ll go into this place in my mind, where you experience this special feeling…everything is deep purple…almost black…and I feel so high I think I’ll faint........
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC

    8-13
    YEARS OLD
    I love baseball. I love everything about it. I think I know every stat on every player ever! I especially love going to the ballpark with my dad. We’ve been going to watch the Yankees since I can remember. We have our own jerseys and everything. Dad’s says Rodriguez on the back cuz he’s a big A-Rod fan and mine, of course, says Jeter. We wear our ball caps and I take my glove incase I catch a ball that flies into the stands. I came close once but I wasn’t tall enough and this big guy by my dad caught it. I love when we first walk inside Yankee Stadium with the smell of the hotdogs and popcor.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    11-18
    YEARS OLD
    Why is it that every time I think I have an answer for something, I don’t. My mother told me that Aunt Cindy was depressed and I should spend some time with her. I thought that shopping would be the perfect thing to cheer her up. We could try on clothes, she could buy me something - just like when I was little. Turns out that there are things that shopping can fix, and things it can’t. We used to have so much fun. She was not fun this morning. Finally, we stop for lunch. I decide to take t.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    18-23
    YEARS OLD
    Beauty is more than skin deep. I mean, it’s great that people want a person’s heart to count for more than what is on the outside…I get that. I do…but what about the people who have nothing else? I know you think my dropping out of law school to study cosmetology seems crazy to you guys, but Mom, Dad…it’s what makes me happy. Makeup makes me happy. Applying makeup to people makes me happy. We live in a society where human beings judge their fellow inhabitants first and foremost on what they look like; you know, what color their eyes are, does their hair color match their skin tone, is the color nail polish they’re wearing an in.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    1.25min
    35-65
    YEARS OLD
    It could be lonely, laying in bed on a Friday night, just drunk enough not to be awake, just sober enough that sleep's impossible. Especially lonely because I'm in bed alone. But it doesn't feel that way. Because the window's open, and outside the city throbs -- the random squeals of traffic, small packs of people wobbling to and from the bars. Well, I say people, but I mean kids. Freshly printed drivers licenses ready to be.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    35-55
    YEARS OLD
    I don’t want to be stuck, crusty, hard-hearted or angry. (to self) Am I bitter? I’m bitter. I am. I am. NO! Help, God! I am a bitter, almost-middle-aged woman who is barely lady-like because I’ve gotten tough. Hard, and not in the take-on-the-world good way. Uuuh. But I want to be one of those sweet people who well up with tears when someone tells me something beautiful or sad. I want to believe people when they take vows before God in stunning dresses, perfectly gelled h.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    8-16
    YEARS OLD
    I have fifteen dollars and twenty-seven cents in my piggy bank at home, Celia. You can have it all right now if it’ll help. I like the apartment. It’s a little dusty, but it’s really not that bad. I’ve lived in worse places before I got placed with Mr. and Mrs. Welles. They’re super nice to me, not the way the Tiernos were last year. It’s like we’re becoming a real family, like the way you, me, and Mom were before she died. You know, I still have the mark on my arm from the oven incident. You know that time Mr. Tie.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    1min
    30-45
    YEARS OLD
    I was cooking dinner on the stove when I heard him walk in. I didn't turn to look at him. I wasn't sure if it was going to be a good night or a bad one. The next thing I knew, he was pressed up against my back, the smell of whiskey strong on his breath. He says, "Spaghetti again?" and knocks the pot off.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC

    40-60
    YEARS OLD
    KIRKLAND: Colleen needs to talk with you, Nora. If you stay we could go up to my house tomorrow. I want her to see how light and airy it is up on the hill. I’ve got to get her out of her father’s house. There’s nothing but bad dreams there and she keeps sleeping. If you stay the night... Look, (beat) tomorrow I’ll pack us a picnic lunch. Salmon and cucumber sandwiches, a bottle of Chablis, some hard-boiled eggs, we’ll roll them in salt, eat, walk the property, all 60 acres. It will do you.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC
    1.5min
    12-19
    YEARS OLD
    I dreamed I could fly and put my hands through walls. It felt so real to me. And it felt so good. Being special like that. I thought how popular I would be. I’d be like a star. And girls would follow me around. Perhaps. Perhaps my life will change for the better. I would like that. I would like to have a good life. I haven’t totally given up on the idea. No. The idea of living a long life appeals to me more and more. I’m taking better care of myself, too. I am. I’m .......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    10-14
    YEARS OLD
    I thought this year would be different. Some of the other girls developed over the summer. And some of them are stuffing their bras now. But they are all still just teasing me. (pause) What nobody understands is that I like to flirt just like everyone else. I’d never actually do anything with a boy. But, I don’t think I’m a tease. What am I supposed to do when guys flirt with me? I guess I just assumed that they wanted to hang out with me, whethe.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    14-21
    YEARS OLD
    My mother is dead, not physically dead, but dead to me. I don’t know what it feels like to have a mother anymore; someone who’s supportive, who you can trust and is always there for her child. The woman who gave birth to me is nothing like the mothers I see on TV. She’s negative in every way. She has a nasty attitude and treats me like I’m garbage. She would never ask if I ate dinner or how my day was. I don’t remember the last time she told me she loved me. I feel her rage trying to get into my soul. She works hard to make me feel bad abou.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    20-35
    YEARS OLD
    I'm tired. I feel like low-sodium chicken broth. Literally - like I am the base of a soup, but not yet that soup. Just waiting in the box in the fridge. Waiting to be poured out. Waiting to become the soup I will become, but completely unaware of the plan of the cook. And who the hell is the cook? I don't know. I went to Jackie's baby's christening this weekend. That was a mind trip! I saw her breast-feed her child. I mean...I saw her BREAST-FEED HER CHILD. I can't wrap my mind around it. It was way too adult..........
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  • MALE
    Dramatic

    18-30
    YEARS OLD
    Fly, precious songbird. Fly like the wind and fetch my father before it is too late! Don’t tell him what I’ve done. He’ll find out soon enough. He’ll be so angry when he sees the mess I’ve created. I’ve broken the code. I’ll be taken off of mortal duty for eternity. But who could resist such perfection? She’s certainly worth the affections of royal stock, is she not? Her creamy white skin, as velvety and luxurious as the finest rose; those eyes of cut glass blue; they’re intoxicating! If I didn’t know better, I’d mistake her for an elemental. And those beautifully formed cherry lips. I merely wished to brush against them, to taste their sweetness for the tiniest of moments. And now look what I’ve done! How could I be so irresponsible? Father has warned me since childhood that mortals cannot sustain the vibration of the fairy world. But she ev.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    20-40
    YEARS OLD
    I’m used to it. I float so much I’m turning into a cork. Sometimes it’s better to go with the tide than against it. You can be like water and then you can be like fire. Okay, so I don’t know what any of that crap means, but I read it somewhere once and I find the words comforting. Poetic. Why can’t I be poetic? Why can’t I be a floating cork? It’s better than being a fat pig. When I was a kid they called me a fat tub o’ shit. Oh, you can’t tell now cuz I lost forty pounds the summer I turned fourteen and I’ll starve myself now rather than be fat again. Can you keep a secret? Somet.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    20-40
    YEARS OLD
    I said, “Why don’t we all sit down together and have a coffee and talk everything over?” They laughed at me. The man with the gun got angry. “Why do you teach their children?!” he screamed at me. “You are one of us. Why do you teach these scum’s children?! They are lice! They are shit on the face of the earth!” “What do you want of me?” I asked him. “What of you!” he was still screaming. “We want you to watch. Watch the miracle. We are in charge now. We are taking over.” Jovan looked across at me. He looked sympathetic. It was Pak who too.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    21-45
    YEARS OLD
    Are we done, Joe? Cuz it feels like we’re done. I’m in your bed and I’m pretty sure I’m in your heart, but I’m definitely NOT in your life. You said Monday. Remember? That was after you said Friday. And you were good enough to actually call Friday and tell me it wasn’t going to work and I was fine with that. Really. Because I had Monday to look forward to. I was even lobbying for Sunday and you said maybe, which was hopeful, but then I get a text that Sunday was definitely no good and I don’t even hear from you on Monday. You don’t answer your text or your phone. You just ignore the date and the fact that I exist at all. Somehow you can sext me ad infinitum when there’s no danger of actually seeing me, b.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC

    13-17
    YEARS OLD
    They don’t get me. Oh, it’s OK. You don’t have to pretend. I know they don’t. I’m different. Not good or bad or anything else. Just different. The part I can’t figure out is why that’s not OK. I mean, who came down from heaven and decreed that everyone has to be the same? Sort of like white bread bologna sandwiches with mayo? Not that I have anything against bologna. I like to eat it sometimes, but not as a steady diet. See, I’ve got this imagination. And it’s cool, at least to me it is. I dream of being a super powered alien from the planet Karpagien who’s come to earth to warn the people o.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    30-70
    YEARS OLD
    What do you think of the Rorschach test? Now they’re saying it’s based on a Swiss Parlor game. Years ago they said it was based on clouds. A man looked up at the sky and saw clouds move and got this idea. These young people are constantly trying to re-create history. History is a mystery. Leave it alone. Why not create something uplifting? I illustrated five of the Pippi Longstocking books and was Art Director for McCalls all before I was thirty and this was in the fifties. I’m in Who’s Who. Of course this made me very anxious. My mother a.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC

    20-35
    YEARS OLD
    This has been my dream since I was a little fella. I saw my first horse when I was four years old. A Belgian workhorse on my Daddy’s farm. She was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen, chocolate brown with a long sleek mane; white snowflakes on each ankle and a diamond swoosh on her nose. That’s the moment I knew I was born to ride. My Daddy told me no. I was too young and the horse was just a colt. Not broke yet. But I didn’t listen. I sneaked out to the stables at the crack of dawn. Thunderbolt. That was her name. I rubbed her down and talked to her and told her I was gonna be a jockey. But she didn’t care. She just liked the attention. I fed her and brushed her and treated her like the Queen of Sheba. I went out there everyday for a month, up with the first light.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    14-17
    YEARS OLD
    Where have you been, under a rock? Haven’t you watched the news? You’ll never in a million years guess what happened to me today! You know my twin brother, Alex, right? Well, we had band practice today so we both brought our instruments and metronomes. You know, those annoying things that tick like a clock and help you keep your tempo even? So I’m minding my own business in math class trying to figure out the square root of who-knows-what when the fire alarm goes off and we all have to evacuate the building. I’m thinking, “Yeah! No more math!” And I’m standing there on the lawn e.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    20-35
    YEARS OLD
    I love you. I enjoy being with you; I enjoy our laughter. I like seeing you smile, especially when it lights up your whole face. I love you. I do. But sometimes it’s not enough. It’s not enough to outweigh all the things I don’t say. In my deepest silences I’m afraid to admit the truth because I don’t want to lose you. I don’t want to hurt you. If anyone should get hurt, it should be me because I c.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    15-18
    YEARS OLD
    He was mad when he found out what I done. That’s where I got this shiner. But I don’t care. I ain’t never goin’ back there. You can’t imagine what he’s like when he’s drinkin’, which is most o’ the time. Unless he’s passed out. He wasn’t as bad when Mama was alive, but he was still pretty awful. I don’t know how she stood it. They say she died givin’ birth to my baby sister, but I think she died of a broken heart. So I raised her babies; wiped their noses and changed their diapers. I had to steal money to feed ‘em off his dresser when he was passed out and I took the whoopin’ when he woke up. But they got food and they went to sch.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    16-21
    YEARS OLD
    Did you hear that? I love the sound of the train whistle late at night. Makes me think of all those old movies with stowaway kids and vagabonds. All that adventure! Wouldn’t it be nice to just hop on a train and not know where you were headed? Fall asleep and wake up in some midwestern town ready to explore? I know, I’ve watched too much Disney Channel…but wouldn’t it be cool if you could leave everything behind and just start over? No worries about anything. Jus.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    18-40
    YEARS OLD
    That wind is loud tonight! It always makes me anxious. I keep waiting for the windows to shatter and the roof to tear off the house. I know I’m too old to hide under the covers in my bed, but secretly I do sometimes. Don’t tell anyone. I’d be the laughing stock around here. Like the bed sheets could keep me safe anyway. I’d run to the cellar, but everyone would think I’m nuts. And I guess I am in a way or I wouldn’t be so jumpy. It’s not that kind of storm. Logicall.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    1min
    20-35
    YEARS OLD
    I like being vulnerable. I know most people are scared of it, but I actually enjoy it. I enjoy being open. The possibility of being hurt doesn’t frighten me. The risk actually excites me in a way when I think about it. It’s a rush. To entrust someone with your heart. Don’t get me wrong, my heart.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC

    20-40
    YEARS OLD
    Polly. Pretty Polly. Am I pretty? Tell me. Am I still pretty? Do I turn you on? (Flashes a leg) I'm needy, not always so needy, but I'm needy now. (Pause) Little things that I accepted without question now they question and I try to answer. (Pause) In the westerns they come at the end of the film. Charge! The bugle blows and the cavalry come charging over the hill with guns blazing and the others run away or get mown down in a hail of bullets but the trick is to keep talking because I watched to see what the victims would do and they closed their mouths, begged, cried or screamed out defiance but they stopped brea.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    1.5min
    28-38
    YEARS OLD
    What am I waiting for? Some guy to say I'm pretty and I have nice shoes and here's my number? No! I don't need anyone to tell me I'm great. I'm fine just the way I am. I have my own job, my own place and I have friends like you. So what do I need a man for? Someone who talks a good talk and says, “Oh, you're beautiful; oh, you're the best; yo.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    1-2MIN
    20-35
    YEARS OLD
    Tara: I was so fucking high, Jake. Oh man. It’s really not an uncommon story. I was just high. That’s all. And I did something seriously fucked up. ...Things weren’t going my way that day as usual and I needed another hit. Really, I hadn’t enough to begin with a.......
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  • MALE
    COMEDIC/
    DRAMATIC
    20-40
    YEARS OLD
    (Billy, a hitman, drops a bullet in his rented room and tries not to panic or become paranoid as he tries to find it.) BILLY: Shit! Dropped one. Just a sec,’ I need to find the little bastard. (Stands) I think it rolled off the bed. Can’t see it. If I switch on the light it might make one of the guests suspicious. They might knock on the door. Even come in. There’s a new guest. She’s short with black hair and lots of mascara and lipstick… I think she's French. I hope she won't be staying long. Damn it! It's not under the bed. Where is it? I keep all the bullets locked in a suitcase with a small padlock. It's not.......
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  • MALE/
    FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    30-55
    YEARS OLD
    Listen, I busted my ass to bust your sorry ass, and I’m going to get answers. I don’t care if it’s “inconvenient,” Mr. Leland. A woman is dead, so you can wipe that cheesy smirk off your face. Do you think it was “inconvenient” for her sister to come down to the morgue to ID the body? You have obstructed this investigation at every turn and I will hold you in this interrogation room until you rot if I have to. We have an eyew.......
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  • FEMALE
    DRAMATIC
    2min
    28-45
    YEARS OLD
    Yes, YES! I do. Okay? I want to surrender. I get it. I’m always moving and it’s just… I’ve never, I never… um… (Trying not to cry) It was just me. So, I had to protect me, and now I have to protect him. He’s just a baby and I’m broke. I pay the lawyer and my student loans, barely. I work and pump. I nurse and sleep, nurse and eat, and nurse and pee. (Crying) I clean our tiny apartment, grocery shop, change diapers and wonder why, if I’m this busy, haven’t I lost my baby tummy y.......
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  • MALE
    DRAMATIC

    18-30
    YEARS OLD
    You’re giving me orders? I had all I could handle of this in the Army. “O’Brian K.P.. O’Brian how come your shoes ain’t shined?” They make you feel guilty for being alive. They really do. Some of the guys may have fell for it. But not me. Not Kevin O’Brian. I wasn’t going to stand there and let myself be humiliated. After arriving at Fort Dix we had an inspection of the barracks. D.I. comes up to me. For no reason t.......
    Price $3.99