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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
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
Full Length TV and Film Scripts
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
Need to record a monologue or self-tape? Watch this first! Simply the BEST Self Tape Advice I’ve Ever Found
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
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
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/unregistered
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 HMU.