Myth-o-logues by Janice Harris - Theatrefolk

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by Janice Harris

A fantastic one act and classroom resource filled with monologues from Greek mythology.

 About 40 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks

14 M | 17 W

Simple Set

 42 pages

Cassandra (the Trojan prophetess no one believes) is here to be your Greek mythology tour guide. She’ll lead you through stories of war, relationships and the origins of good and evil. She’ll share all before old Charon ferries the whole audience across the River Styx. Will you listen? Will you learn? Will you believe?

A fantastic one act and classroom resource. Pick and choose from this must-have collection of monologues from Greek Mythology’s greatest characters.


14 Men, 17 Women

Characters in this play are currently identified as male or female. Directors are welcome to assign any gender (binary or non-binary) to any character and modify pronouns accordingly.


Cassandra [W]
Our hostess. Five monologues.
Andromache [W]
Wants her husband, Hector, to be careful. One Monologue.
Antigone [W]
Wants her poor, dead brother to finally rest. One Monologue.
Arachne [W]
Lost a very important contest to Athena. One Monologue.
Arete [W]
Virtue herself. Don’t listen to the others! One Monologue.
Daphne [W]
Why won’t Apollo leave her alone? One Monologue.
Demeter [W]
Beware a mother’s fury. One Monologue.
Electra [W]
Will avenge her father’s death. One Monologue.
Euridice [W]
Lover of Prpheus. A few steps away from a one-way-ticket out of the Underworld. One Monologue.
Helen [W]
Regrets ever taking that lover. One Monologue.
Ismene [W]
Thinks Antigone isn’t being reasonable. One Monologue.
Kakia [W]
Her friends call her happiness. One Monologue.
Pandora [W]
If only she had known, she wouldn’t have opened that jar. One Monologue.
Penelope [W]
hasn’t seen her husband in quite awhile. One Monologue.
Persephone [W]
Took a vacation to someplace really hot. One Monologue.
Psyche [W]
She’s lonely. There, she said it. One Monologue.
The Siren [W]
Come and listen to her song. One Monologue.


Achilles [M]
Will avenge his friend, or die trying. One Monologue.
Aeneas [M]
Call him a coward all you like. One Monologue.
Achaemenides [M]
hasn’t been himself lately. One Monologue.
Bellerophon [M]
In for the ride of his life. One Monologue.
Centaur [M]
Half-man, half-horse. Does nothing by halves. One Monologue.
Charon [M]
A ferryman on a very peculiar river. One Monologue.
Diomedes [M]
Had a clever ploy to win the war, once and for all. One Monologue.
Epimetheus [M]
Prometheus warned him. Why didn’t he listen? One Monologue.
Eros [M]
Love, himself. One Monologue.
Hector [M]
Must do his duty. One Monologue.
Orestes [M]
Electra’s brother. Ready for revenge. One Monologue.
Orpheus [M]
greatest musician, on the greatest road trip. One Monologue.
Paris [M]
Not much for one-on-one combat. One Monologue.
Pygmalion [M]
His girlfriend looks like a Greek statue. One Monologue.


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by Janice Harris

 About 40 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks

14 M | 17 W

Simple Set

 42 pages

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