New Monologues for Women by Women by Tori Haring-Smith, Liz Engelman
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New Monologues for Women by Women

New Monologues for Women by Women

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 In this fourth volume, editors Tori Haring-Smith and Liz Engelman present fifty-nine previously unpublished monologues written by some of the most inspiring and exciting women now emerging onto the international stage, as well as some names already familiar to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 In this fourth volume, editors Tori Haring-Smith and Liz Engelman present fifty-nine previously unpublished monologues written by some of the most inspiring and exciting women now emerging onto the international stage, as well as some names already familiar to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 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, they needn't look any further for the best in new, original material that speaks to all audiences in a woman's authentic voice.

Contents

Subject Index
Why Monologues
Tips on Auditioning with a Monologue
Geoffrey, Joan Ackermann
Cantaloupe, Liz Duffy Adams
Arm Bone, Janet Allard
By Definition, Rachel Axler
The Strawberry Scene, Bianca Bagatourian
Excerpt from Body of Water, Neena Beber
Winter with Tambourine Boy, Brooke Berman
Perry Mason, Parakeets, and Gorganzola, Meredith Besser
The Women of Lockerbie, Deborah Brevoort
Excerpt from con Flama, Sharon Bridgforth
I Am Not a Black Woman, Kim Brundidge
Excerpt from Kate Crackernuts, Sheila Callaghan
Excerpt from Scab, Sheila Callaghan
Excerpt from Braille Garden, Darrah Cloud
So Far, Connie Congdon
Addicts, Tonya Derrickson
Circles, Constance Dial
The Four Effs, Donna diNovelli
F2F, Linda Eisenstein
Lightning, Annie Evans
Take Back the Classroom, Nell Grantham
Excerpt from Jimmy Carter Was a Democrat, Rinne Groff
Intimate Lay, Ellen Hagan
Excerpt from Do You Have Time to Die?, Imani Harrington
The Adventures of Munchkin Woman, Jean Kristen Hedgecock
Excerpt from Mitzi’s Abortion, Elizabeth Heffrom
Excerpt from Distance Over Time Equals, Lidsay Brandon Hunter
Anymore, Carleen Jaspers
Excerpt from Spring Thaw, Susan Johnston
Cowslips, Honour Kane
Shoes, Aurorae Khoo
And What She Told Me, Marty Kingsbury
Excerpt from Original Sin, Lisa M. Konoplisky
Diet Cherry Coke, Sherry Kramer
Fantasy Land, Mary Lanthrop
Excerpt from String of Pearls, Michele Lowe
Excerpt from Iphigenia and Other Daughters, Ellen McLaughlin
A Tradition, Ana Maria Mebane
A Bear incident, Susan Mendelson
Cockapoo, S.P. Miskowksi
Neutered by Sperm, Stephanie Moore
Still Life of a Mouth, Julie Marie Myatt
My Mother’s Eyes, Jamie Pachino
Netty’s Dance, Regina Porter
Gone Stone Cold, Susanna Ralli
Circus Madness, Jacquelyn Reingold
Variations on a Theme, Tania Richard/i>
Qualification 2, Kate Robin
Excerpt from The Clean House, Sarah Ruhl
Excerpt from Under Yelma, Buffy Sedlachek
The Black Eyed, Betty Shamieh
God Is A Dyke, Jane Shepard
The Shaman on the Mountain, Lillian Ann Slugocki
Excerpt from Slow Fast Walking on the Red Eye, Caridad Svich
God Is Kind to Some Women, C. Denby Swanson
I’ll Never Be Skinny Again, Fiona J. Torres
Fruit Flies, Jennie Webb
Two Girls, Erin Cressida Wilson
Breathing Space, Betty Jane Wylie
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