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Finding my root – South African monologue for a female actor

south african monologue

FINDING MY ROOT – SOUTH AFRICAN MONOLOGUE FOR A FEMALE ACTOR

Finding my root is a challenging monologue for one female actress in which a young woman explores her roots, in the hope of getting closure and finding her biological father whom she never met. Only once she knows where she came from, will she truly be able to know who she is.

A complex South African monologue for a female actors, suitable for use for an arts festival or for drama at high school or university level. The actress should be capable of portraying many different characters, both male and female and of different ages. A challenging piece for the aspiring young actress.

Author: Nanziwe Mzuzu

Genre: South African monologue, drama

Type: One act monologue

Cast: 1F

Age of the actor: Late teens to early twenties but since she plays so many roles of different ages, some flexibility is allowable.

Length: One hour

Suitable for: PG 12 – some sexual imagery

Set: Black box set, blank stage

Level of difficulty: 9/10 – a challenging piece for a talented young actress

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Cost is $6 for this new digital monologue

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Copyright © November 2015 Nanziwe Mzuzu and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other dramas that deal with similar issues:

The Happy Hornbill – play scripts about abuse in the family
My child – drama about an unwanted teen pregnancy
Choices – South african teen play about the consequences of bad choices in your life

Joined at the hip – South African comedy scripts

JOINED AT THE HIP – SOUTH AFRICAN COMEDY SCRIPTS

South african comedy scripts

When Siamese twins Jack and Jill’s car breaks down in the middle of a one horse town in the South African Cape countryside, they try to rent a room in the town’s only hotel. Tensions and comedy run high when the dimwitted receptionist insists that they won’t be allowed to share a room because of them being a man and a woman because that sort of thing is simply not heard of. When the manager is called and she is found to share a similar view, Jack and Jill can hardly believe it. Joined at The Hip is a comedic view of people in small towns who have deep seated traditional values but who, at the heart of it all, have the best intentions.

Read more about playwright Dave Morgan.

Joined at the hip won the following awards at the recent Franklin Players National Play festival:

Best Original Script
Best Director
Best Comedy Role
Best Supporting Female Role
Runner up Best Production

FURTHER PRODUCTION HISTORY

Owatonna High School, MN, USA – 2018

Other plays by playwright Dave Morgan.

Author: Dave Morgan

Genre: South African Comedy Scripts. See our full list of South African plays.

Type: One act plays

Cast: 3F 4M

Ages of the actors: Adult – late twenties up to late middle age

Length:  Thirty Minutes

Suitable for: All ages – odd sexual inuendo.

Set: A reception desk, bell, telephone, Lamp, window, door. Small table, 2 chairs, 2 wine glasses, 2 plates, tray, Sofa . Background sound effects for a vicious dog, telephone. A sign Reception. A sign Royal Hotel.

Combined costume for Jack and Jill i.e. baggy tracksuit bottoms with a shared leg and a skirt wrapped around one leg or similar. Combined blouse t-shirt, huge middle shoe and a stiffening device across the back of Jack and Jill to ensure stiff movement. A large surgical stocking or similar to hold 2 legs.

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Cost is $10 for this award winning play

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Copyright April 2014 Dave Morgan and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other South African comedy scripts:

Santa’s holiday-South-African-Christmas-play
Stirred, not shaken – James Bond style award winning dark comedy
My Middle name is Angry – award winning on act comedy

The Basement – One act comedy thriller

scary play scripts

THE BASEMENT – ONE ACT COMEDY THRILLER

Carol and Mark have a problem. Besides the fact that Mark has cheated on Carol, Carol is a raging alcoholic, Mark is wanted by the police, and they now have an even bigger problem – the body in the basement. It’s been about a week and the body is starting to smell. But will they get rid of the body before anyone finds out? A one act comedy thriller for three adults.

Performance History:

Edinboro University’s Diebold Center for the Performing Arts – 2015

Read more about award winning author Ashley Nader. Other adult plays by Ashley Nader.

Author: Ashley Nader

Genre: Thriller with funny lines

Type: One act play

Length: Twenty minutes

Number of actors: Three, 2M, 1F

Ages of actors: Adult, two middle aged, one slightly younger but can be varied

Suitable for: Adults only – graphic language

Set: The living room of an upmarket house

Level of Difficulty: 7/10 – easy lines but creating tension and bringing it to a climax makes for an interesting piece.

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Cost is $9.00 for this digital script from an award winning author

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Copyright January 2014 Ashley Nader and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like thrillers? Read some of our other thrillers:

You do love me, don’t you? A funny but scary psycho thriller in one act
The price of a Ghost – a ghost story in two acts
Abstinence only – a one act psychological thriller about two trysting students who get held hostage in their apartment

 

The Pen – South African play scripts

south african play scripts

THE PEN – SOUTH AFRICAN PLAY SCRIPTS

The Pen takes audiences on a trip into the mind of young playwright, Sipho, in the throes of writing a new play. Beset by writers block, the playwright is drawn into a relationship with Thandi, his Muse. Lured into a seductive journey, the boundaries between fantasy and reality become blurred as he begins to live in an increasingly illusionary world dominated by his sexy, assertive writing Goddess.

His girlfriend Pinky, innocently drawn into his tender reverie, suffers as she begins to understand the depths of his passion for Thandi, Pinky’s attempts to resuscitate their romance are frustrated by the fact that, unbeknownst to her, her rival in love is an ethereal siren, the perfect woman, the stuff of every man’s dream. Or is she?

“The Pen” was nominated as the best new play for the Naledi Awards in South Africa in 2010. Read more about playwright Monde Mayephu.

Author: Monde Mayephu

Genre: Drama, love story

Type: One Act Play

Length: One hour, 1 hr

Number of actors: Three,  3,  1M, 2F

Suitable for
: PG 13 – descriptions of sex.

Ages of the actors:  Young, 20-30’s

Set: The action takes place in a room full of books. Upstage centre there is a door leading to the bedroom and one door downstage left to enter the room.

Level of Difficulty:  7/10 – creating the difference between fantasy and reality.

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Cost is $7.50 for this previously staged digital play and award nominee

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Copyright November 2013 Monde Mayephu and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other South African Plays to choose from:

The Simple Hard – South African Drama Plays
the Pump room – a post apartheid drama play
You do love me, don’t you – a funny but scary psycho thriller in one act