LINKS AND COMMENTS
ABOUT DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES
AND A ONE ACT PLAY
BY RICK DOBLE
http://www.rickdoble.net/drama


My drama site has registered close to 10,000 hits in the last couple of years. About 200 students and teachers have asked permission to perform these. I have granted all non-profit or educational requests.

Here is a list of drama sites that list my site and also comments and requests from students, teachers and others.

My one act play has been performed in South Africa and also in a class studying about Greek drama.

I have received requests to perform my dramatic work from much of the English speaking world including: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and South Africa.

PLEASE NOTE: Some older links may no longer be available.


LINKS

AUSTRALIA

DramaWest Links page
DramaWest is the
Western Australian
Association of Drama Educators.
http://members.iinet.net.au/~kimbo2/Dramawest/

Links to dramatic monologues:
http://members.iinet.net.au/~kimbo2/Dramawest/links/scripts.htm


USA

Thesbians:
Resources for my fellow thesbians
http://rodelary.tripod.com/thesbians.htm

Link to my dramatic monologue site:
http://rodelary.tripod.com/thesbians.htm


USA

Here are some links that may help the aspiring actors and actresses out there. I use this links really often and they're really worth it, although I haven't got my big break yet =) Keep trying you guys and let me know what happens! http://www.indiechica.iwarp.com/acting.html

Links for Actors
Link to my monologues:
http://www.indiechica.iwarp.com/acting.html


USA

Links for Actors
http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Cinema/9176/acting.html

Link to Dramatic Monologues:
http://www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Cinema/9176/acting.html


USA
Caryn.com Acting Resources
Actor Assistance

Link to dramatic monologues:
http://www.caryn.com/acting/caryn-film-resources2.html


USA

Favorites
http://www.simeon.org/Favorites.html

Link to dramatic monologues
http://www.simeon.org/Favorites.html


USA

Ken Stock Actor
http://pages.prodigy.net/kenstock/

Links to dramatic monologues
http://pages.prodigy.net/kenstock/scenes.htm


COMMENTS ABOUT THE MONOLOGUES

Dear Sir:
I am an eleventh grader at Eastside High School
in Gainesville, Florida. As a Drama III student, I was assigned to make a
"monologue book". So when looking for items that would be new to our group,
I stumbled upon your site and fell in love with your work. Honestly in the
thousands of monologues I have read in my 16 years of life, yours were
unbelievably wonderful. My mother is a drama teacher, so I am constantly
surrounded in theater. Never have I read a monologue that incorporated
humor, pain and suffering, love and true, real life and feelings as yours do.
Your descriptions of thunder and lightening in "Beach Music" create a
beautiful vivid image. Anyway, back to the point, I would like to use "Beach
Music", "Invasion", and "If a Plane Crashed Exactly on the US-Canadian
Border, Where Would They Bury the Survivors?". You may respond to my request
by sending an e-mail. Thank you so much for your time and
literature.


Dear Mr. Doble,
One other thing I thought you would like to hear is that, I spend many
summers in St. Augstine. The lines that you wrote 30 times are the exact
image of the lighten over the water, especially in hurricane season. When I
told my friend about your site, her favorite monologue was also "Beach
Music". She specifically mentioned the description of the rain and
lightening as her favorite part. Thank you for replying to my earlier
message. I wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavors.


rick...
nice work.
specially interested in THE LIME LIGHT, me an actor from nyc.
presently off b'way in line at the 13th st theatre and member of the actors studio.
wish you much success in your future endev.
good luck


I think you wrote well. You do not know me and I surely don't know
you. I don't have an e-mail address, so I won't be giving you one. I
am not asking permission to use your monologues because I did not find
what I was looking for. I just though I would tell you that you did
well.


I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your website. I was doing a
search for monologues and I came across your website. I find your art and
views to be very amazing. Thank you for sharing with me.


hey rick
your on my list of favorite writers.


COMMENTS & REQUESTS
FROM TEACHERS & EDUCATORS

Please can I use your scripted monologues with a group of 5 students - not to perform, simply to analyse, in order to try and identify conventions prior to their attempt to write their own?


I'm with John Casablancas Model and
Talent Management. I would like to obtain a permission to perform your
wonderful monologues for the purpose of my talent training evaluation. I
would appreciate any responds and best of luck to you!


I would like permission to use these monologues from your web site in my
class as we prepare scenes for class presentation. Students have their
choice of scenes. I believe these are fine examples to set before them if
you will be so kind as to grant permission for their use:

2. HEADING SOUTH
3. THE LIME LIGHT
4. INVASION
6. IF A PLANE CRASHED EXACTLY ON THE US-CANADIAN BORDER, WHERE WOULD THEY
BURY THE SURVIVORS?
7. ALL MY TOMORROWS

Thank-you for your consideration.

Chair, Arts
Fort Lauderdale High School
Fort Lauderdale, Florida


I teach at Peabody Magnet High School in
ALexandria. I am the speech and debate coach, and I am always looking for
new and difference pieces for my students to perform. I found the above
mentioned (Subject) online and would like to ask your permission to perform
these at the upcoming Forensic Competition on November 19 and 20. I found
these pieces very interesting and delightful. Please E-mail me as soon as
possible, so that my students will have time to learn the pieces.

You are a wonderful writer and I will be looking forward to finding more of
your work on line and will be asking permission again.


I am a subsitute teacher. I am teaching drama
this week at a Cruickshank middle school in Merced. I would like permission
to use your play for a dramatic reading activiy in the classroom.


Hi! Looking throught different sites on theatre, I came across your site,
which I found very interesting and useful. I am a theatre arts teacher
looking for new, fresh ideas and would like to request permission to use
your monologues in my class. I would love to hear from you as soon as
possible. Thanks


Hello. I happened to find your page while searching for monologues to use
for an upcoming audition. I was impressed by "Beach Music" and wish to use
it with your permission. Thank you for your time.
University of New Mexico Theatre Major


Hello from Ontario
I am a drama instructor would like your permission to use your script
for our drama class, during scene studies. This will not be performed
for a fee, however this is a wonderful script and I feel this would
benefit our curriculum. If we recevie your permission I will gladly
e-mail you and keep you posted of our progress.
Thank You


To the author,
Thank You for providing internet users with your work. I guess you could say
I'm a permanent student of the theater. I've acted on and off for about 15
years. Mostly community theater and school productions, but I studied
intensely with a professional coach a couple of years ago, before I had my
second baby. Now I'm not doing any acting, just being a Mom.
Please excuse my rambling- I came across your website while looking for a
monologue to perform for a ladies' group I'm part of. They get a kick out of
watching me perform, and I get a little ego fix. I may try your monologue
#6,(with your permission) although I think I'm a bit young for the part.
I'd also like to send copies of your monologues to my acting coach. She's
always looking for new material to assign her students, and I think your
work would be perfect. Please let me know if that would be alright with you.


To the author,
Thank You for providing internet users with your work. I guess you could say
I'm a permanent student of the theater. I've acted on and off for about 15
years. Mostly community theater and school productions, but I studied
intensely with a professional coach a couple of years ago, before I had my
second baby. Now I'm not doing any acting, just being a Mom.
Please excuse my rambling- I came across your website while looking for a
monologue to perform for a ladies' group I'm part of. They get a kick out of
watching me perform, and I get a little ego fix. I may try your monologue
#6,(with your permission) although I think I'm a bit young for the part.
I'd also like to send copies of your monologues to my acting coach. She's
always looking for new material to assign her students, and I think your
work would be perfect. Please let me know if that would be alright with you.


COMMENTS & REQUESTS
FROM COLLEGE STUDENTS

I am a freshman @ Beverly Hills College & I would like to perform the
monologue "Ghost Play" in our class.
I would really appreciate if you'd allow me to perform the play.
Beverly Hills College, CA.


I am a student at North Country Community College and I was asked by my acting professor to find a monolog for a presentation and with your permission I would like to use the play you have made available on the internet Ghost Play. I am looking forward to hearing from you.


I would like to use "All My Tomorrow's" for my
Acting I class that I am taking at San Antonio College. We were assigned to
find a monologue to do in class and found yours to be quite enjoyable. I f i
can use it, I would be very grateful.


I am writing in regards to your request to have written
permission to perform one of your dramatic monologues. I have been
applying to colleges recently being that this is my Senior year in high
school. One of the colleges, Elon College of North Carolina, has
requested that I audition for them to be accepted into their Theater
Arts program. I hope to perform "The Lime Light" which I saw on your
website. I am scheduled to audition on Feb. 25, 2000 and would
appreciate a response as soon as possible. I look forward to hearing
from you and performing your monologue as I believe it will benefit me
in being accepted to Elon College.


Hello! I would like to use "If A Plane Crashed Exactly On The US-Canadian
Border, Where Would They Bury The Survivors" for an audition piece at my
universities auditions, is that possible?


I am a student at the University of
Texas at Austin. I am currently enrolled in a performance of literature
course, and I am to perform a monologue next Friday, the 15th. I would
love to perform the monologue from "All My Tomorrows" for my class.
I saw on your web site that I must get your permission before
performing any of the works found on your site. Please e-mail me back
and let me know if I may have your permission to do my performance of
the monologue.


I am a freshman attending the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am a Theatre major and was looking on the net for a dramatic monologue and I cam across your site. I read through them and one just jumped out and grabbed me. "Duplicity". I am going to be performing this for my dramatic monologue and I think that I could really make it work. If it worked out I'm sure it would be an outstanding piece to use whenever I audition for plays.

Please write back as soon as you can and tell me if it is okay. I think you do great work and I know Theatre students like myself thank you.


COMMENTS & REQUESTS
FROM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

HELLO, I WAS SEARCHING THE WEB WHEN I CAME ACROSS YOUR MONOLOGUE "6. IF A
PLANE CRASHED EXACTLY ON THE US-CANADIAN BORDER, WHERE WOULD THEY BURY THE
SURVIVORS?" AND FOUND IT QUITE INTERESTING. SO I AM ASKING YOUR PERMISSION
TO USE IT IN MY THEATER CLASS. IF YOU CAN GET BACK TO ME WITH YOUR RESPONSE,
I'D TRULY APPRECIATE IT.


Hello, I was wondering if I could have you permission to use your, Beach
Music, as an Dramatic Interpretation for my school debate team!!
Thank you very much!!!!!!!


I would like to use your play Ghost Play in my drama Class. My 8th graders will be studying Greek Tragedy. Written permission can be mailed to the following address:


I am a High School senior, I found your website and i really enjoy your monologues Especially "All My Tommorows", we are doing a monologue and dialogue showcase, and i would like to use this monologue. I have been working on the blocking etc, and character.


I am a highschool student, Grade 12 presently. I was
browsing your website and was wondering if I may use your Ghost Play in
class. I read through it all and found it very intriguing. It will only be
used as a presentation as I must do one performance of a play. I would
aprreciate it if you would allow me to use your play.


I am a junior at Greenville High School in
Greenville, TX. I have been looking for monologues to try out for the
upcoming school musical "Our Town". I have looked everywhere for a decent
monologue to perform, and I finally found one on your site "Dramatic
Monologues by Rick Doble". I chose #7, ALL MY TOMORROWS. I hope I perform
it to the fullest extent and don't mess it up. Thank you again for the
monologue.


I am a student in High School. I am still not a professional actor
supposidly. I mainly try for the school plays. I have been told that you
should always have a several monologues prepared, dramatic, comedic etc. I
Love your monologues and would like permission to use them in auditions.
Please reply if you need more
specific information such as the exact monolouge I need to use and such.
Thank you for your time and your great site, with inspiring monologues.
Sincerly,
A great fan and struggling actor


I am a young high school actress. I was
searching for a dramatic monologue to use in competition when I stumbled upon
your site. I was thrilled to see that you would allow anyone to perform your
fantastic works if only they requested permission. So, I would like to ask
for that permission. May I please perform your pieces? I would greatly
appreciate it. Thank you so much!


I am currently writing to ask permission of you to perform the writtten piece, "Beach Music". I am required to perform a short monologue in my high school Theatre 7-8 class this fall. I found your piece to be very intriguing and it hit home for me. I can relate to many things stated in this monologue, and I feel I could do justice to the written work. I have been acting for about 4 years now, and would love if you would allow me to perform "Beach Music". Thank You very much for your time, and I hope to hear from you soon.


I am in Drama 1 at Laramie Senior High School. For our final this year, we have to have a 20 minute performance of three or more monologues. I have looked at your monologes, and I would like to perform "All My Tomorrows" and "If A Plane Crashed..."


I am in the tenth grade at Murphy High School In
Mobile, Alabama. I writing to you to request that you will allow me to use
one of two monologues that you have written. I have selected "Beach Music"
and "All of my Tomorrows." I will be performing one of them in the State
Trabaum Competition on November 2, 2000


I am writing to request permission to perform your monologue "Beach Music" for a high school Thespian competition in Seattle on December 11, 1999.


I am writing to tell you that I will be using your two plays, listed
in the title, for my drama 2 class. Thank you very much for the use of
your scripts.


I am writing to you in regard to one of the monologues which you have on the internet called "All my tomorrows." I am a year 11 Drama student in Australia and have been given the task to choose and perform a monologue to be assessed on as a part of my senior high school studies. I am writing to obtain your permission to use this monologue for my assessment. I am aware that there are copyright laws placed on all of your work.


I have read over your monologues and I would like your permission to perform one of them for a class that I am taking at school. I would like to perform ALL MY TOMORROWS and of course your name will be included when I submit the work. My professor must read over the monologue before I am able to present it to the class. If you do not agree with this, please let me know, however, I will not perform anything of yours without your permission. Thank-you for your time.


I have read the monologues on your site, and I especially like the last two. I
have to perform a monologue for my drama class (I'm a junior in high school),
and I would appreciate your permission in performing one of these two. I'm not
sure which yet because I really like them both...But it would probably be "All
My Tomorrows."


i think the monologues that i have read from you are
just great. i would wish to use one of them in
district competition if you didn't mind. also i need
to know if you published them. i'd really appreciate
it.


I was searching a monologue to use in
a competion for my shcool of drama at the Estelle and Alfonso Complex in
Fishkill, N.Y., when I saw you site for Dramatic Monologues on the
Internet. I was wondering if I may use your monologues If a Plane
Crashed on the U.S. -Canadian Border Where Would They Bury the Survivors
or Chester Maddox You Devil in the competition they are both great
monologues and would be greatly appreciated.


I would like to get written permission to perform GHOST PLAY for school.


I would like to request permission to your dramatic monologue, "Heading
South," for my high school Speech & Drama class. Is this acceptable to
you? Thank you for your time, and the effort you spent providing your
site for people like me.


In my grade 11 Drama class, we have been asked to recite a dramatic monologue. I found your web site, and IF A PLANE CRASHED EXACTLY ON THE US-CANADIAN BORDER, WHERE WOULD THEY BURY THE SURVIVORS? caught my eye. I was wondering if I could have your permission to use it for my drama class. If I could have a response from you before November '99, I would be very thankful.


thank you for giving me permission to perform your monologue beach music for my a-level theatre studies class. i was wondering if you could send me information about where you get ideas for your monologues from and a bit about yourself. i need to do a two minute presentation about where my monologue is from and why the character feels like they do.


thankyou very much for your agreeance for me to use your amazing script. i will do as you requested and state your name and where i received it from.


COMMENTS & REQUESTS
FROM OUTSIDE THE USA

CANADA

Congratulations on your work. I am seeking permission to use portions
of "Beach Music" for a grade 11 monologue assignment.

Jacob Hespeler Secondary School
Cambridge, Ont. Canada


UNITED KINGDOM

I would very much like to use one of your monologues in a recital in class. I
would like to act duplicity. Please could you give me confirmation that this
would be all right. I live in the United Kingdom would this be a problem for
you?


SOUTH AFRICA

May I please have permission to use your monologue in my acting assesment at Witwatersrand University, South Africa


SOUTH AFRICA

Hello!!!

I am in grade 12, and I turned 17 on the 20th of this month. I was asked by my school to fined a 1act play.

I found this task, IMPOSSIBLE, antill I read your play. I would like to have your permission to use this play.

I thank you for your time.

( all the way from sunny South Africa )


AUSTRALIA

I am an Australian Drama student who needs to perform a dramatic monologue as part of senior assessment. I am interested in the thoughts and emotions of people affected by war, and had planned to write my own monologue but am having trouble with it. I got onto this site and was looking through your monologues and liked the angle of 4. Inavasion. It said to contact you at this email address if I was interested. Please get back to me a.s.a.p. It would be much appreciated.


AUSTRALIA

I am a Year 12 student from Australia that chose Drama as an elective.
The purpose of this e-mail is to seek your written consent for me to perform your work "The Lime Light" which i happened to come across and enjoy immensley, for my final drama examination. i would love to perform this piece as it is so me and such a character i could portray, the only thing is that due to its length i would need to add to it in order allow it fulfill the time frame given (6 - 8 minutes). Your approval of this would be much obliged. Also if you have any suggestions i could add to it would be only happy to hear them. The ideas i have come up with so far is to incorporate a drug addiction after the section where he talks about his marriage breakup and his characters depression. i feel i could make this work as i am an able writer. if you would like i could send you a copy of what i have written so you could proof read it as i need all the help i can get. your approval would be most desired.


AUSTRALIA

I'm a High School Drama teacher in NSW Australia. My year 10 (15-16 years
olds) drama class is about to do an extension unit on monologue
performance, with a view to presenting them in class for assessment but
also towards the end of the year in a class revue of the work they have
completed this year. This would be presented to an audience of family and
invited friends, I do not envisage charging an admission.

I would like to get your permission to use four of your monologues ("The
Lime Light", "Invasion", "If a plane crashed exactly on the US-Canadian
border, where would they bury the survivors?" and "All my tomorrows".)

Each one is challenging and presents such a lot of material for the
students to work with.


GERMANY

I am a teacher in Germany. My class now is dealing with short stories.
Some years ago I
did a project called "Ask a writer in the USA". I made some pages about
it:
http://www.informatik.uni-oldenburg.de/~reinfel/ohz/peter/writeusa.htm
Direct question: would it be possible for you to spend some time in
doing a project like that with us ?
Please give us a soon reply, even if it is a negative one.
Thanks in advance




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