Category Archives: Ten minute plays

Listen – soldier’s monologue about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

monologue about post traumatic stress disorder


A monologue from a soldier who used to fight in the Middle East for the British army. He’s returned from war, with the memories of the people he watched die right in the war.  Bodies he had to put together and bury in mass graves. Ordinary people who had families.

Whenever he closes his eyes, all he can see is their faces, disintegrating in front of him as the bomb hits. The only the thing that drowns the pain is booze. He knows he’s killing himself drinking so much. But it’s the only thing that stops him thinking about it in this monologue about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

A British monologue but one that could be adapted by actors in other countries.

Read about British playwright Matt Fox. Other dramatic monologues by Matt – Lady Killers – monologues by women who kill.

Author: Matt Fox

Genre: Drama, monologue about post traumatic stress disorder

Type: Ten minute plays – monologue

Cast: 1M

Age of the actor: Middle aged to older

Suitable for: Teens up – graphic descriptions could affect younger kids

Set: Black box set – possibly chair on a stage

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – holding the audience’s attention

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $5.50 for this digital male monologue

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Copyright © October 2017 Matt Fox and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other monologues you may enjoy:

After the Pyre – male monologue – when your life falls apart and you’re left to pick up the pieces, who do you blame?
Finding my Root – South African monologue about rape and trauma
The Any Key – monologues for men and about life in the big city

Frederick J. Prescott – one act comedy about a funeral home

comedy about a funeral home


Frederick J. Prescott has just died and three of the women who worked with him some years back are there at the funeral home to mourn him. It’s all going quite smoothly. Michael, the funeral home assistant has it all under control and the viewing of the deceased in his open coffin (as requested) has begun.

Everyone is doing what they should be – the women are drinking tea and speaking about Frederick, and Michael is hovering anxiously on the sidelines. Yes, everyone is doing that they should be…. Except Frederick. And nobody has any idea what on earth he’s doing. And where the weird noises are coming from in this comedy about a funeral home.

Read other comedy plays by Randall Davis Barfield – Down by the River – a romantic comedy about unknowingly dating twins.

Author: Randall Davis Barfield

Type: Ten minute slapstick comedy, one act slapstick comedy

Genre: Comedy about a Funeral Home

Cast: 3F 1M

Ages of the actors: The 3F are in their fifties or sixties. The M is young, in his twenties.

Suitable for: Teens and up – mild references to body parts

Length: Ten Minutes

Set: The funeral home in charge of the arrangements. Frederick lies in his open coffin in one of the viewing rooms. Seven or eight chairs are arranged in the room but not so near the coffin. Also, there are lovely flowers tastefully placed here and there in the room. There’s a visitor’s book on a stand. A small table is placed near one of the walls. There is a tall candle holder (with candle) placed near the coffin.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – descriptive reactive acting. Conveying humour without being crass.

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $5.50 for this digital play script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Frederick J. Prescott

Copyright © October 2017 Frederick J. Prescott and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other ten minute comedies of a similar vein:

Sticky – ten minute farcical comedy about a cheating husband
Cuckold – period raunchy comedy script
Hossback – one act comedy about cowboys