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** Originally posted April 2020. Updated May 2021
As actors, we are always going to need practice scenes and monologues for auditions and workshops. Right now however with so many virtual open calls, generals and self tape challenges going on, actor are scrambling for scenes more than ever. To help you out with this I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite websites to download scenes and monologues.
I’ll be updating this periodically, so be sure to check back often! p.s. for actors new to the biz, “sides” are the industry term for scenes taken from a full script
Scenes for Actors
The Beverly Hills Playhouse
Great collection of scenes and monologues here broken down by type. i.e. Scenes for Man & Woman, 2 Men, 2 Women etc.
Ivana Chubbuck Studio
Need a couples scene? Huge collection here.
There’s a collection of sides here, most seem to be from indie projects. Kind of interesting, but a lot of work to go through and find something you want to use.
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Full Length TV and Film Scripts
Scripts on Screen
This is a fantastic site for full length movie scripts! It links to about a dozen other places to find scripts, and the owner of the site is very meticulous in maintaining the site, and organizing the content. You can search by name, recently added, genre and more!
This is like hitting gold for a collection of online scripts! They have a HUGE collection including Movie and TV scripts, Un-produced scripts, Oscar scripts, Anime, Non-English, Plays and even some treatments.
The Daily Script
There’s a decent collection of movie scripts and tv scripts here, but I find the site to search through and a lot are full length and not just scenes or sides. Good place to find scripts from old classic movies.
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Ace Your Audition
There is a great article here on monologues to go with the scripts with tips on what makes a good monologue and how to choose a monologue. If you are strictly looking for a monologue, check here first.
These are all contemporary monologues and also some solid tips on finding one, They offer a range including: monologues from movies, from plays, from musicals, dramatic, comedic, one minute, for women and for men.
Stage Milk is an all around great resource for actors. Their selection of monologues includes classics such as Shakespeare and Hamlet as well as tips on how to rehearse a monologue.
Have you been thinking about doing voiceovers? Start here.
How To Start A Career in Voiceovers
This is an absolute killer resource for VO scripts! They boast more than 6,000 scripts in total and claim to be “the world’s largest free archive” … just might be true! The are free but you do need to create an account to access the scripts.
Voice Actor Websites
Here’s another huge collection of free VoiceOver scripts. They are archived by what seems to be like about 50 categories! Well worth checking out.
Whew! Another big list! As always, if you have requests or suggestions head to the comments section below. I answer every one!
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