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Monologues for Men

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A list of Great Male Monologues

This is a list of the best audition monologues for men. It includes both Dramatic and Comedic monologues. The list currently features a range of classical and contemporary monologues. Note: Classical text is great to develop your skills as an actor and is typically much richer than modern text, offering actors a great challenge. That being said, it is also really important to be able to connect with contemporary monologues, so working with a mix of both is ideal.

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The monologues featured on this page are written by some of the best playwrights of all time and are great texts to work on and perform. They are also great for auditions. If you are struggling with how to perform a monologue, we have plenty of information on StageMilk.

Note: some of these monologues are pieced together from longer scenes and may have additional lines added to help them make sense as stand alone monologues. 

Note: choose monologues that resonate with you; something you are excited to perform. 

The Cherry Orchard (Anton Chekhov)
The Cherry Orchard (Anton Chekhov)
The Seagull (Anton Chekhov)
The Way of The World (William Congreve)
Ruben Guthrie (Brendan Cowell)
Agamemnon (Euripides)
Europe (Michael Gow)
Fat Pig (Neil LaBute)
Doctor Faustus (Christopher Marlowe)
Edward the Second (Christopher Marlowe)
Tamburlaine Part 2 (Christopher Marlowe)
The Fawn (John Marston)
Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller)
Don Juan (Moliere)
The Miser (Moliere)
Tartuffe (Moliere)
Look Back in Anger (John Osborne)
Look Back in Anger (John Osborne)
The Good Father (Christian O'Reilly)
The Homecoming (Harold Pinter)
Fool for Love (Sam Shepard)
The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde)
The Glass Menagerie (Tennessee Williams)

Monologues for Men

So you can’t decide?

Don’t over think it. Choose a monologue that is your age and not too far from yourself. If you like playing high stakes (emotional) scenes choose something that is like this. Otherwise, keep it light.

What next

We have a great article on how to rehearse a monologue if you are getting ready for an upcoming audition. Make sure you read the play and have a good understanding of the text.

Help us expand our male monologue list

If you have any suggestions of other great monologues for men let us know in a comment below. We are always trying to improve our resources for our visitors so please get involved.

About the Author

StageMilk Team

is made up of young professional actors and writers from around the world. This team includes Andrew Hearle, Luke McMahon, Kyle Billings, Jim Harwood and many more. We all work together to contribute useful articles and resources for actors at all stages in their careers.

3 responses to “Monologues for Men”

  1. Yee says:

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  2. Ben says:

    Please note – the monologue from Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig is inaccurate. In the actual play, the individual lines are spread sporadically across an entire scene, and some of the above parts of the monologue do not even appear in the play at all!

    • Samuel says:

      Hi thanks for the comment Ben. This monologue was pieced together like that for audition purposes, and some lines added to help it make sense. I will add a note above to let people know that this is the case with some of our monologues.

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