Dramatic Monologues for Female Actresses

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Like Dreaming, Backwards By Kellie Powell Like Dreaming, Backwards is a series of monologues and scenes about the suicide of a young college student named Nell. The play also includes monologues from Nell 's mother, Leah, a acquaintance, Yale, and her friend, Natalie. For further information and advice on performing this monologue, read this note from the playwright. NELL: Have you ever had a dream and suddenly, you realize what 's happening doesn 't make any sense - and you realize that you 're dreaming? And you realize: if you know that you 're dreaming, then you can control what 's going to happen next? When I have an episode, it 's exactly like that - only backwards. The first time I tried to kill myself, I was ten. When I woke…show more content…
I just keep trying to look for clues. For answers. She had survived so much. Why that night? When It 's Over by Christyna Belden Background Info: A young woman approx. 14-17 years old enters looking torn tattered and abused... Cradling a jacket. She is facing herself after making the decision to have an abortion. She faces the audience and begins to tell her story... partly talking to the audience, partly talking to herself and partly speaking to God. He said it would be easy, that no one would know. Just go quietly and have it done, after all he said it is only a little procedure. He said it was my responsibility to handle it, that I should have been more careful in the first place. I asked him to not make me go alone... he said he would call me later when it was done.And so I went, alone and scared... not sure what I was doing or why; it had to be the only choice, the right thing to do... didn 't it? I mean after all I 'm young and I have my whole life in front of me. It was just one little mistake; I can 't let that ruin my life... or his. One of the other girls there began to talk to me her name was Jenny. She was chewing gum nonchalantly and just chatting away. She said this was her second time and that it wasn 't a big deal anymore. But her eyes looked hard and hollow, but I just figured that was the type of person she was. They called my name and in I went. It didn 't take long really... just signing some papers, lying on the cold table, and then

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