One-Minute Monologues for Teens Awareness Tour

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One-Minute Monologues for Teens


One-Minute Monologues For Teens: 100 Original Monologues

Written by Mike Kimmel

Publisher’s Synopsis: Need a killer monologue for an audition? Discover a wealth of fresh options in this detailed tome.

Sick of the same scripts being done to death? Looking for a soliloquy relevant to teenagers? Seeking material with a positive spin? Full voting member of the National Television Academy and Tonight Show sketch performer Mike Kimmel has been writing, acting, and producing for decades. Now he’s here to share a curated collection of one hundred of the best comedy and drama monologues.

One-Minute Monologues for Teens is the ultimate volume of family-friendly stage material to help you nail that college drama program audition or class assignment. With a range of topics applicable to young actors, these pieces require no costumes or props, and discuss ethical questions perfect for middle- and high-school minds to explore. And with literally dozens of gender-neutral and unique scenes to choose from, you’ll find the right piece to take you from zero to callback in no time at all.

One-Minute Monologues for Teens is the dramatic arts advantage you need in your next live performance. If you like fresh material, optimistic spins, and challenging ideas, you’ll love Mike Kimmel’s definitive resource.

Ages 13+ | Publisher: Ben Rose Creative Arts | ISBN-13: 978-0998151380

One Minute Monologues


Mike Kimmel is a film, television, stage, and commercial actor and acting coach. He is a twenty-plus year member of SAG-AFTRA with extensive experience in both the New York and Los Angeles markets. He has worked with directors Francis Ford Coppola, Robert Townsend, Craig Shapiro, and Christopher Cain among many others. TV credits include Game of Silence, Zoo, Treme, In Plain Sight, Cold Case, Breakout Kings, Memphis Beat, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He was a regular sketch comedy player on The Tonight Show, performing live on stage and in pre-taped segments with Jay Leno for eleven years. Mike has appeared in dozens of theatrical plays on both coasts, including Radio City Music Hall, Equity Library Theater, Stella Adler Theater, and Theater at the Improv. He trained with Michael Shurtleff, William Hickey, Ralph Marrero, Gloria Maddox, Harold Sylvester, Wendy Davis, Amy Hunter, Bob Collier, and Stuart Robinson. He has a B.A. from Brandeis University and an M.A. from California State University.

As an educator, Kimmel has taught at Upper Iowa University, the University of New Orleans, University of Phoenix, and in the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Burbank, California public school districts. He is a two-time past president of New Orleans Toastmasters, the public speaking organization, and often serves as a speech contest judge. Mike has written and collaborated on numerous scripts for stage and screen. His full-length historical drama on Presidents Lincoln and Garfield was a 2013 semi-finalist in the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. He is the 2014 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award from Upper Iowa University. Mike is a full voting member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (the Emmys).



What are One Minute Monologues for Teens? These short monologues are written so that teens/aspiring actors can practice their acting skills with well-written scripts. These are short enough to fill about one minute of speaking.

Teens need good quality material that is ethical and has good values. These short works are relevant to a teen and can fit into the way they think about many situations. Reading them reminded me of thoughts that might be presented in a graduation speech.

When you hear a positive-thinking talk, you might hear some of the themes or ideas that you’ll find in this collection of One-Minute Monologues. This is a collection that a high school drama teacher would like to have in their library. Students could definitely pick any of these 100 monologues to use for practice or for a tryout.

Students will find old-fashioned values of hard-work and patriotism in these writings. The monologues showcase high morals and great attitudes. Just think about Benjamin Franklin or Proverbs….these have that vibe.

I enjoyed reading the monologues and would definitely recommend these to any young person who wants to work at improving their speaking ability or acting ability.

One example is, “Grandma likes to walk”. This sounds like a story that a father would tell his son. The monologue describes the elderly walking daily for exercise. But, the story continues to describe the woman when she was a young teen. She won a silver medal as a world-class athlete.

These are short stories that a parent or grandparent would love to tell the younger generation. Most young people have heard some of these types of tales, so it would be very natural for them to present these short monologues in a way to improve their talent.

Mike Kimmel has done a wonderful service with his book, One Minute Monologues for Teens.





Enter for a chance to win a copy of One-Minute Monologues For Teens, autographed by Mike Kimmel, and three months of online acting classes!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • A copy of One-Minute Monologues for Teens, autographed by Mike Kimmel
  • A copy of Monologues for Kids and Tweens, autographed by Mike Kimmel
  • Three (3) months of online group acting classes* from Mike Kimmel for a recipient age 12 and up
  • Be written into an upcoming monologue in a book by Mike Kimmel

Five (5) winners receive:

  • A copy of One-Minute Monologues for Teens, autographed by Mike Kimmel

The giveaway begins November 4, 2020, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends December 4, 2020, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

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