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Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

  • 1.  Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 23 days ago
    Hello Theatre Teachers,

    I'm looking for a monologue play to use for my Acting Class.  Contemporary.  With monologues for all genders.  My class can be the first time performing for some of my students who come from many different countries and backgrounds.  We currently us monologues that are not part of a play, and I would like to deepen the experience by having the connection that a play provides.  We spend 6-8 weeks working on contemporary monologues.  Any suggestions?  Thanks so much!

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    [Becky Beth [Benedict]
    [Theater Teacher, Director & Arts Dept Chair]
    [The MacDuffie School
    [Granby] [MA]
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  • 2.  RE: Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 23 days ago
    I do a similar unit. I'd love to hear about a play like this also.

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    Toni Thomas
    English Teacher, Theatre Director
    West Branch MI
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  • 3.  RE: Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 22 days ago
    Puzzle Pieces from Theatre Folk
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    Amy Sando,
    Douglas High School Drama
    782-5136
     
    "You've got to paint the picture and then walk into it. And if you ever find you can't paint the picture, just don't walk."





  • 4.  RE: Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 23 days ago
    You could use an Anna Deveare Smith play.....Twilight:  Los Angeles 1992, Fires In The Mirror, or Let Me Down Easy.

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    Kelley Marchant
    Director
    Rex Putnam HS
    Theatre Department
    503-353-5870 x.38519





  • 5.  RE: Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 23 days ago
    Twilight Los Angeles By Anna Deveare Smith is an option.

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    Sam Robinson
    Theatre Teacher
    San Pedro CA
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  • 6.  RE: Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 22 days ago
    Sonnets for an Old Century by Jose Rivera. Contemporary despite the title.

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    Kevin Manley
    Drama Teacher
    San Diego CA
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  • 7.  RE: Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 22 days ago

    My first thought is Spoon River Anthology but it's not super interesting, IMO. 

    I recall French has an anthology called the Bully Plays that has a monologue play in it. 

    I just did The Swing of the Sea by Molly Hagan this past year.  While not entirely monologues, there are many long ones in it, and it is well written and perfect in the middle school/high school context. 



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    Rachel Brady
    Theatre Teacher and Outreach Coordinator
    Performing Institute of Minnesota
    Eden Prairie MN
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  • 8.  RE: Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 21 days ago
    All I Need toKnow I Learned in Kindergarten

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    Ann Lane Neal
    Memphis TN
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  • 9.  RE: Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 13 days ago
    Thank you so much for the great suggestions!

    I have added them to my summer reading list!

    With gratitude,
    Becky Beth

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    [Becky Beth [Benedict]
    [Theater Teacher, Director & Arts Dept Chair]
    [The MacDuffie School
    [Granby] [MA]
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