Female Monologue Collection Volume 2

Monologues are a right of passage. A test of an actor’s metal. A tool to sharpen one’s teeth with. A challenge.



Monologues are a rite of passage. A test of an actor’s metal. A tool to sharpen one’s teeth with. A challenge. The Female Monologue Collection Volume 2 features 20 monologues gleaned from Playlab’s extensive catalogue of Australian plays.

Blue Bones (Merlynn) by Merlynn Tong
Cough (Isabelle) by Emily Calder
Crushed (Kelly) by Melita Rowston
The Dead Devils of Cockle Creek (George) by Kathryn Marquet
The Dead Devils of Cockle Creek (George) by Kathryn Marquet
A Doll’s House (Nora) by Henrik Ibsen in a new version by Lally Katz
Driving into Walls(Emma) by Suzie Miller
Food (Elma) by Steve Rogers
Gaybies (Kathy) by Dean Bryant
Hedonism’s Second Album (Phil) by David Burton and Claire Christian
Medea (Medea) by Kate Mulvany and Anne-Louise Sarks after Euripides
Oedipus Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (Eirene) by Daniel Evans
Old Man (Carol) by Matthew Whittet
Pale Blue Dot (Holly) by Kathryn Marquet
The Pineapple Queen (The Pineapple Queen) by Norman Price
Rice (Nisha) by Michele Lee
The Sublime (Amber) by Brendan Cowell
This Heaven (Sissy) by Nakkiah Lui
This Heaven (Joan) by Nakkiah Lui
Trollop (Eugenie) by Maxine Mellor

Print-on-Demand (POD)

Print-On-Demand (POD) is a service Playlab offers to help cater to customers who prefers/needs to have a physical printout of a digital script. We can also provide the hardcopies to suit a variety of situations that includes rehearsals, studies and/or libraries to have on their shelves.

Please note that:

  • POD Copies are charged at a flat rate of $9.00 each in addition to the digital price of the text (Not including sale prices).
  • A POD copy is a thermal fastback binding copy as depicted in the pictures below, it is not the same as a standard hardcopy script offered by Playlab.


POD Sample

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  • Adding the Photocopy Licence to your shopping cart when you purchase a digital script. OR
  • Downloading the ‘Photocopy Licence and POD Order Form’ below and returning it to Playlab digitally to info@playlabtheatre.com.au or via mail to PO Box 3701 South Brisbane B.C, 4101.


Photocopy Licence and POD Order Form


Please note:

  • Photocopy Licences are not available for hardcopy scripts.
  • Educational institutions covered by a Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) licence should take note that their CAL licence only allows them to copy a maximum of one chapter or 10% of a script whether it is in digital or hardcopy format.
  • A Photocopy Licence does not include the right to on-sell copies of the script printed under the licence.
  • Playwrights receive royalties from the sale of licences.

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Performance Rights Enquiry Form

Any performance or public reading of any text published by Playlab is forbidden unless a licence has been received from the author or the author’s agent. The purchase of a Playlab publication in no way gives the purchaser the right to perform the play in public, whether by means of a staged production or as a reading. Please direct all inquiries concerning performance rights, publication, translation or recording rights to info@playlabtheatre.com.au or call us on (07) 3220 2763.

Blue Bones by Merlynn Tong opens at Brisbane Powerhouse from Wed 18 Aug – Sat 28 Aug!