Kids Monologue of the Month
Tips for preparing a monologue:
Break a leg! (That's theater talk for "good luck." It's bad luck to say "good luck" in the theater so you say "Break a leg!")
Here's a monologue for May:
Yesterday, I saw a man in a park who was being so still that I thought he was a statue. But then my mother told me he wasn’t. All of these people were standing around watching him for a minute or two. Then they would throw a few coins or maybe even a dollar bill into a hat on the ground at the man’s feet. I watched and watched. I sat on the bench and watched some more. My mother said I could sit there while she went across the street to the craft store for just a minute, but I couldn’t move until she came back. I was determined to see the man move. If he didn’t move the whole time while mom was in the craft store – I knew it would be more than a minute – I was going to declare to Mom that the so-called man who was acting like a statue was really a statue that had been made to look so real. I sat very still so the man – if he was a man – wouldn’t notice me. I copied his stillness. I was breathing but I made sure no one could see me breathing. I didn’t even blink. And then I saw it, the man blinked. Right before I jumped up to declare my findings, I felt someone put a coin in my hand. I remained still very still. I looked so real.