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As an actor, you are always going to need scenes and monologues for auditions and acting classes and workshops and just to practice your acting skills. Since so many acting classes are now being done via Zoom, it’s more important than ever for actors to have access to a wide variety of acting scenes and movie scripts.
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
Top Script-Sharing Sites for Actors
There are lots of websites where actors can download practice scripts. Some are better than others, and most are free while others charge a fee for access. Paid sites may offer wider variety audition scripts to choose from, but be sure to do your research. I’ve found there are literally hundreds of practice scenes for actors available for download for no cost or just an email sign-up.
I’ve grouped the listing into 4 major categories although there is some crossover so be sure to read my notes.
Scenes for Actors . Monologues for Actors
Full Length TV and Film Scripts . Voice Over Practice Scripts
Let’s get started!
Scenes for Actors
Actorama is primarily a resource site for actors. You can sign-up for their talent database, they have some casting calls and a ton of both Monologues and Scenes for actors. They are categorized which makes the search easier. First by Scene or Monologue, then genre so it looks something like this: Comedic Scenes, Dramatic Scenes, Serio-Comic Scenes, Comedic Monologues for Men, Comedic Monologues for Women … you get the idea. They also have scenes from Latest TV Shows as well as One Minute Monologues and Monologues for Kids. and more! Well laid out and definitely worth browsing through.
The Beverly Hills Playhouse is one of LA’s oldest and most respected acting schools. The have an excellent collection of scenes and monologues for acting students organized by type: Scenes for Man and Woman, Two Men, Two Women etc. If you’re a new actor and in LA consider checking out their acting classes as well.
“Ivana Chubbuck is the premiere acting coach of the twenty-first century.” Halle Berry
Ivana Chubbuck is one of the top acting coaches in the U.S.! She has taught and coached Academy Award Winners Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Jake Gyllenhaal and Brad Pitt. Still need convincing that she might know a thing or two about scenes? This is a collection of scenes she has selected specifically for couples. There is a HUGE selection and well worth looking at.
P.S. If you are ready to deepen your craft, Ms. Chubbuck has also written a best-selling book on acting: The Power of the Actor: The Chubbuck Technique — The 12-Step Acting Technique That Will Take You from Script to a Living, Breathing, Dynamic Character
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Monologues for Actors
Full Length TV and Film Scripts
Full length film scripts and transcripts from television shows (you’ll usually find the transcripts, not the original script actors used) can be fun and interesting to read, but unless you know the exact scene or monologue you are looking for, they can require a bit more work to read through. If you are a new actor, I would highly recommend that you start with practice scenes or monologues that have been selected from one of the previous sources.
Have you been thinking about doing voice overs?
Get all of basics here:
Voiceover Practice Scripts
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** Originally posted April 2020. Updated July 2022
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