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 Mar. Have fun!
Where's the remote?
(possible set: a couple of chairs to create a couch, another chair on the other side of the couch; a small table to represent where the TV sits; person enters looking around) Hey! where’s the remote? (pause as though listening to someone) I am in here and I don’t see it. Where’s the remote? (looking offstage; brief pause as though listening) Look around? The remote is not supposed to be hiding (very brief pause) Okay, I’ll look around. (looks just with eyes and at the set pieces mentioned) I don’t see it next to the T.V. It’s not by the couch. It’s not on Dad’s chair. (looks offstage) Where’s the remote? (brief pause) I did look around (brief pause) I don’t have to move to look around (pause) I don’t want to search for it. Who had it last? (pause) I did not (pause) What movie? (pause) Oh, yeah (pause) Somebody must have watched something after that. Who was it? (pause) Nobody? You’re telling me that after I watched my movie that nobody watched T.V. for a whole hour while I was in my room? That’s impossible! Who has the remote? (pause) I do not (pause) No, I didn’t take it into my room (pause; looking behind couch) No, I didn’t let it fall behind the couch (pause; looking behind TV) Not behind the T.V. either (pause) Why would I put it in the kitchen? Somebody else has it. (sitting) I am going to sit here until someone brings me that remote! (pause) I am not going to read while I’m sitting here. I want the remote (pause) Go play? Please, I’m not a child. I want to watch T.V. (pause) So what if the T.V. can be turned on without the remote? I can’t watch T.V. without the remote. Nobody can watch T.V. without the remote. T.V.s and remotes go together, just like ice cream and hot fudge or hamburgers and fries or chocolate chips and cookies or soup and crackers. I’m hungry. Nobody sit in my chair. I am just going to the kitchen to get a snack and when I get back that remote better be here. (exits briefly; enters a step) Hey! who put the remote in the fridge?