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Playwrights' Center Monologues for Women, The

By Kristen Gandrow, Edited by Polly Carl

    This volume boasts an embarrassment of riches—true gems from the most exctiing voices in the American theater today, making what you now hold in your hands a national treasure.
    —Liz Engelman, Coeditor, New Monologues for Women by Women
    A splendid collection by some of the sharpest and smartest writers of new theater in the United States.
    —Mac Wellman
    Anyone looking for the next generation of American playwrights should have this book on their desk—open. The variety and vitality of theatrical writing in this impressive volume bespeak a healthy and happy future for the American theater. Thank you to the Playwrights’ Center for bringing us these exciting new voices.
    —Michael Bigelow Dixon, Literary Manager, the Guthrie Theatre

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    This volume boasts an embarrassment of riches—true gems from the most exctiing voices in the American theater today, making what you now hold in your hands a national treasure.
    —Liz Engelman, Coeditor, New Monologues for Women by Women
    A splendid collection by some of the sharpest and smartest writers of new theater in the United States.
    —Mac Wellman
    Anyone looking for the next generation of American playwrights should have this book on their desk—open. The variety and vitality of theatrical writing in this impressive volume bespeak a healthy and happy future for the American theater. Thank you to the Playwrights’ Center for bringing us these exciting new voices.
    —Michael Bigelow Dixon, Literary Manager, the Guthrie Theatre

New plays often originate from monologues, and the Playwrights' Center of Minneapolis is the creative home for hundreds of playwrights whose work is produced throughout the country. Kristen Gandrow and Polly Carl work with these exciting dramatists each day, and they have collected a broad range of monologues by Center writers for you to perform and enjoy.

The work in The Playwrights' Center Monologues for Women is finely crafted, entertaining, often poignant, and features the best playwriting in present-day American theater. Among the scores of playwrights are notables such as Carlyle Brown, Lisa D'Amour, Jeffrey Hatcher, Melanie Marnich, Kira Obolensky, and the prestigious Jerome and McKnight fellows of the Center-including its most intriguing new voices..

Whether you are an actor looking for fresh material for auditions of every length or a theatre student honing your technique, The Playwrights' Center Monologues for Women showcases the amazing diversity and quality of contemporary American playwriting.

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Contents

Creating the Life of Theater by Kristen Gandrow
A Destination for Playwrights by Polly K. Carl
To Stay or to Go Blues, Janet Allard
Night Time, Janet Allard
Anne Yoshimoto, Janet Allard
The Deepest Part of the Creek, Margaret Baldwin
The Wet Nurse Sings, Margaret Baldwin
Excerpt from Patty Red Pants, Trista Baldwin
Spinning, Trista Baldwin
Excerpt from Voices Underwater, Abi Basch
Excerpt from Lucy Dies in Fives, Abi Basch
Mithridatism, Paul D. Bawek
Dot’s Valedictory from St. Luke’s, Anne Bertram
Doll House, William Borden
White Girl from the Projects from Talking Masks, Carlyle Brown
Excerpt from Little Vines, Corey Busse
Excerpt from Tumor, Sheila Callaghan
Excerpt from Kate Crackernuts, Sheila Callaghan
Gertie’s First Day in the Nursing Home, Joan Calof
Excerpt from Journey to the Center of the Soul, John Carter
Excerpt from First Lady, Erica Christ
Excerpt from Break, Beth Cleary
Excerpt from Hungry Ghosts, Bill Corbett
Practical Jokes, Jeannine Coulombe
Excerpt from Life on Pluto, Stephen R. Culp
Excerpt from The 13 Hallucinations of Julio Rivera, Stephen R. Culp
Excerpt from Anna Bella Eema, Lisa D’Amour
Excerpt from Anna Bella Eema, Lisa D’Amour
Excerpt from 16 Spells to Charm the Beast, Lisa D’Amour
Excerpt from 16 Spells to Charm the Beast, Lisa D’Amour
Excerpt from Kuwait, Vincent Delaney
Work from Nosegays on Monday, Matt Di Cintio
Look from Training My Hands for War, Matt Di Cintio
Excerpt from The Soft White, Paul Dios
Excerpt from Viper, Stephanie Fleischmann
The Conversion of Inversion , Diane Glancy
Excerpt from The Plant Society, Carolyn Goelzer
Excerpt from The Plant Society, Carolyn Goelzer
Excerpt from Vicarious Thrills, Carolyn Goelzer
Excerpt from I’m Breathing the Water Now, Bashore Halow
Excerpt from The Museum Play, Jordan Harrison
Excerpt from The Museum Play, Jordan Harrison
Margaret Faydle Comes to Town from Murderers, Jeffrey Hatcher
Excerpt from Across the Desert, Cory Hinkle
A Walk on Lake Superior from Tabloid Tails, Eugenia Jensen
Excerpt from The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer, Carson Kreitzer
Excerpt from Mallbaby, Jennifer Maisel
Wide Open, Melanie Marnich
That’s What It Means to Have a Duke Heart from Hazard County, Allison Moore
Excerpt from A Modern House, Kira Obolensky
Excerpt from Wonderment of Air, Dominic Orlando
Excerpt from Falling Flowers, Nina Rapi
Three Words, Jeany Park
Desert Grace, Stacey Parshall
Excerpt from Red Light, Green Light, Erik Patterson
Phyllis, Mary Jo Pehl
Excerpt from Barrio Hollywood, Elaine Romero
Excerpt from An Unfinished Room, Mark Rosenwinkel
Excerpt from Tearing Down the Walls, Ellena Antoinette (Tina) Schoop
Excerpt from Thrown by Angels, Gwendolyn Schwinke
Excerpt from Thrown by Angles, Gwendolyn Schwinke
Excerpt from Sirius Rising, Gwendolyn Schwinke
Excerpt from Stone Lilies, Buffy Sedlachek
Chinese Rug, Amy Seham
Holy War, Rosanna Staffa
Excerpt from Lenin’s Shoe, Saviana Stanescu
Excerpt from Waxing West, Saviana Stanescu
Excerpt from Honeymoon, Dane Stauffer
Excerpt from Magnificent Waste, Caridad Svich
Excerpt from Prodical Kiss, Caridad Svich
Excerpt from Waterless Place, C. Denby Swanson
The Old Rugged Cross, Staci Swedeen
Excerpt from South of Adams, West of Figueroa, Maya Washington
Excerpt from A Candle for the Blessed Virgin, Eileen Williams
Sparkles in the Rear View from The Ghost Moments, Randy Wyatt
Bull’s–eye from The Ghost Moments, Randy Wyatt
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