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Finding Playscripts, Monologues, and Dialogues

A guide to locating playscripts, monologues, and dialogues using MPAL's collection of print and online resources.

Music & Performing Arts Library

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Music and Performing Arts Library
1300 Music Building
1114 W. Nevada St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Subjects: Dance, Music, Theatre


This guide was created in Spring of 2022 by MPAL GA Amanda Crego-Emley.


The Music & Performing Arts Library (MPAL) has a large collection of playscripts as well as collected monologues and dialogues. This guide will walk you through searching for and accessing these materials both in print and online through the library catalog or the playscript databases the Library subscribes to.

If you're looking for monologues to prepare for an audition, be sure to check out our page on audition preparation material as well!

Use the tabs to the left to navigate the guide. 

Related Guides

If you're looking for other theatre resources like reference material, theatre history, resources on accents and dialects, or theatre research help, check out some of our other library guides listed below for more help. You can also browse our full list of theatre research resources on MPAL's homepage.