Teaching Drama

Student Monologue Call: Holidays, Celebration and Remembrance

Holiday Monologues call
Written by Lindsay Price

Theatrefolk is seeking monologues from student writers. We are looking for monologues that share YOUR perspective on a holiday or day of remembrance that is important to you. Chosen monologues will be published together in a resource book. Chosen writers will receive $100 for their monologue and a copy of the book. 

Writer Criteria
  • The writer must be a student in middle school (grades 5-8) or high school (grades 9-12).
Monologue Criteria
  • One- to two-minute original monologues.
  • Maximum one page, double spaced, 12 point font.
  • Pieces written for one character. 
  • Character must be a pre-teen or teenager. 
  • No musicals, songs, or poetry.
  • The monologue must be original and not adapted from any other source.
  • We encourage you to share your voice. Share your story. We want to know about holidays and days of remembrance that are important to you, your family, your faith, your culture, your identity. Write about your thoughts, feelings, memories, traditions, experiences, or why a certain holiday resonates with you. We are looking for BOTH comedic and dramatic monologues. 
  • Some suggested holidays and days of remembrance are: 
    • Christmas, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Chinese New Year, Diwali, Eid Al-Fitr, Bodhi Day, Dia de los Muertos. Kwanzaa, Yalda, Juneteenth, Solstice, Mothers/Fathers Day, Veterans/Remembrance Day, International Women’s Day, Indigenous People’s Day, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, World Mental Health Day, International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, International Pronouns Day, National Coming Out Day, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, World Suicide Prevention Day.
    • This is neither an exhaustive list nor are these the only holidays and days of remembrance we will consider. The key is that the holiday or day of remembrance is important to you, and that you share your perspective through the monologue. 
Deadline for submission?
  • Submissions accepted January 10, 2022 – February 18, 2022.
Submission Fee?
  • There is no submission fee.
Honorarium?
  • Each chosen student will receive $100 for their monologue.
How to Submit
  • Fill in the Google form here
  • The form must be submitted by a teacher and include the teacher’s email. 
  • The monologue must be included as part of the Google form.
  • The form MUST be completed in full to be considered. Incomplete forms will be disqualified.

Submit all monologue entries here!

Teachers! Click here for our Writing a Monologue Lesson to use with your students.


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About the author

Lindsay Price