New Monologues for Women by Women, Volume II by Tori Haring-Smith, Liz Engelman - Heinemann Publishing
New Monologues for Women by Women, Volume II
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New Monologues for Women by Women, Volume II

By Tori Haring-Smith, Edited by Liz Engelman

Since its inception a decade ago, the ground-breaking Monologues for Women by Women series has increased the breadth and the quality of original material available to actresses. In this latest volume, editors Tori Haring-Smith and Liz Engelman present sixty-one previously unpublished monologues written by some of the most inspiring and exciting women now emerging onto the international stage, as well as some names already familiar to followers of the theatre.

The styles and subject matter of these wide-ranging monologues include everything from the comic and the serious to the political ...

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Since its inception a decade ago, the ground-breaking Monologues for Women by Women series has increased the breadth and the quality of original material available to actresses. In this latest volume, editors Tori Haring-Smith and Liz Engelman present sixty-one previously unpublished monologues written by some of the most inspiring and exciting women now emerging onto the international stage, as well as some names already familiar to followers of the theatre.

The styles and subject matter of these wide-ranging monologues include everything from the comic and the serious to the political and the personal, and the characters inside them offer the opportunity for any actress to stretch out and explore the idiosyncrasies of another woman's personality. In fact, New Monologues for Women by Women, Volume II, is not only an outstanding resource for professional actresses and acting students but also a sourcebook for theatre companies looking for new plays by women and a reader for anyone with a general interest in women's studies or contemporary theatre.

Women in theatre are constantly searching for new characters to play and new pieces to audition and perform. With New Monologues for Women by Women, Volume II, they needn't look any further for the best in new, original material that speaks to all audiences in a woman's authentic voice.

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Contents

Subject Index
Introduction
Tips on Auditioning with a Monologue
Pralaya l, Zakiyyah Alexander
Excerpt from It Doesn’t Take a Tornado, Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfar
The Order of Things, Janet Allard
Shuttle to Houston, Janet Allard
Fritz Perls ls My (tor)Mentor, Elizabeth Appleby
The Love Shopper, Heidi Arneson
The Housekeeper Strikes Back, Rachel Axler
Excerpt from Dark Boughs Down, Anna Baum
SetUp, Monika Bustamante
Excerpt from Tumor, Sheila Callaghan
One Wasp, Elena Carrillo
Pizza Apostrophe, Katherine Catmull
The Risen Chris, Vicki Caroline Cheatwood
Excerpt from Love Song for the Woman Whose Child Shot My Son, Paula Cizmar
Daddy’s Girl, Vironique de Turenne
Years Ago, Lisa Dillman
The Cassandra Complex, Linda Eisenstein
Hay, Cynthia Franks
An American Lamp, Melissa Gawlowski
A Day in the Death of Sheldon Wasserman, Laurie Graff
My Mother, Ellen Hagan
Excerpt from Marathon Dancing, Laura Harrington
Tigger, Tia Dionne Hodge
Ingerto(Plant Fusion), Quiara Alegria Hudes
Excerpt from Take a Powder, Lindsay Brandon Hunter
Mrs. Pugh, Sandra Hunter
Water Lilies, Julie Jensen
Angela, Tania Katan
Water Re-tension, Elena Kaufinan
The God of This, Sherry Kramer
Excerpt from Slither, Carson Kreitzer
Excerpt from Penalty Phase, Diane Leftr
Belt Loop Man, Barbara Lindsay
Excerpt from The Last Seder, Jennifer Maisel
Sewing in Syria, Elizabeth Daniel Marquis
Helen, Ellen McLaughlin
Somewhere Special (with You), Brighde Mullins
Verdure, Lizzie Glesker
Still Blonde...Runs Deep, Jamie Pachino
The Strawberry Monologue, Talia Pura
Moonshine, Erin M Pushman
Tricky, Nina Rapi
Three Words, Jacquelyn Reingold
Song of My Sister, Molly Rice
Happy, Tania Richard
True, Robin Rothstein
Small, Louise Rozett
Excerpt from The Clean House, Sarah Ruhl
How Darlene Coleman Became a Professional Eulogist and the Most Popular Girl on the Funeral Circuit, Kristan Ryan
Miss Wonderling’s History Class, Francesca Sanders
The Artist of Transparency, Lisa Schlesinger
Too Cool, Laura Shamas
Jessie, S. M. Shephard-Massar
Hollywood is Calling, Lydia Stryk
36146 and Juanice, Shanessa Sweeney
The Gamester, Freyda Thomas
Excerpt from Ajax (por nobody), Alice Tuan
Excerpt from Rotten State, Kathryn Walat
Widow’s Walk, Barbara Wiechmann
Love Juice, Excerpt from Dating and Mating in Modern Times, Elizabeth Wong
Jim?, Laura Zam
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