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Where To Download Scenes, Monologues and Scripts for Practice, Classes and Auditions

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** Originally posted April 2020. Updated July 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

One on One NYC
This is one of my favs! They have sides for TV & Film, Commercials, Theatre, Young Actors, and Voiceover
https://www.oneononenyc.com/actors/stocksides 

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.
https://www.bhplayhouse.com/Acting-Scenes-Database

Ivana Chubbuck Studio 
Need a couples scene? Huge collection here.
http://www.ivanachubbuck.com/studio-vault/couple-scenes

Actorama 
Both Monologues and Scenes here broken down in categories – comedic, dramatic, latest TV shows, one minute monologues and more!
https://www.actorama.com/scenesforactors

Talent Pages 
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.
https://www.talentpages.com/viewsides 


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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!
https://scripts-onscreen.com

Simply Scripts 
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.
https://www.simplyscripts.com

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.
http://www.dailyscript.com 

Movie Scripts and Screenplay 
This is another similar to one above – mostly full length features here but still a great resource.
http://www.moviescriptsandscreenplays.com 

Actor Point  
This also list full length movie scripts but is broken down by genre which is super helpful!
http://www.actorpoint.com/movie-scripts.html

Script Reader Pro  
Here’s a collection of “50 of the best TV scripts to download” – enough said! 
https://www.scriptreaderpro.com/best-tv-scripts


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Monologues 

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.
https://www.ace-your-audition.com/free-monologues.html

Daily Actor
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.
https://www.dailyactor.com/contemporary-monologues 

Opening Monologue
This site boasts thousands of classical and contemporary monologues. You can search for monologues from famous movies and plays, and they even have a section for teens.
https://www.openingmonologue.com

Stage Milk 
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.
https://www.stagemilk.com/monologues-for-actors 


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Voice 123
I love Voice123! Have been a member for years. They are the premier voice site for voice actors to find work, and here is a link to their VO resources. About halfway down the page you’ll find the link for “Sample Script Libraries”. Great resource!
https://www.voice123.com/thebooth/voice-over-resources

Edge Studios 
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.
https://www.edgestudio.com/script-library

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.
https://www.voiceactorwebsites.com/free-voice-over-scripts

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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George
George
10 months ago

Hey guys a site you forgot to mention for finding monologues, biggest database I’ve seen, I think it’s new. https://www.openingmonologue.com

Hunter
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10 months ago
Reply to  George

Hey George! That’s fantastic! Thank you so much for letting me know 😀

Robin Eichleay
Robin Eichleay
10 months ago

love your site

Hunter
Admin
10 months ago
Reply to  Robin Eichleay

Awesome!! Thanks for letting me know, and glad you’re finding it useful!! 😀