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Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

  • 1.  Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 06-27-2019 15:14
    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 06-28-2019 07:00
    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 06-29-2019 07:39
    Puzzle Pieces from Theatre Folk
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    Amy Sando,
    Douglas High School Drama
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  • 4.  RE: Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 06-28-2019 08:36
    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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  • 5.  RE: Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 06-28-2019 09:21
    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 06-28-2019 13:19
    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 06-28-2019 22:08

    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 06-29-2019 10:58
    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 07-07-2019 11:11
    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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  • 10.  RE: Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 08-11-2019 09:06
    Anything by Lindsey Price
    Brecht on Brecht
    Interview & all of America Hurrah
    Feiffers People

    Maria Stadtmueller
    Kendall Park, NJ

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  • 11.  RE: Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 08-11-2019 19:30

    Jane Martin's Vital Signs has a few pieces for males, but most of the monologues are for women. 

    These are vignette plays that have scenes and monologues: 

    Peter Dee's Voices from the High School/Voices 2000

    Brad Slaight's Class Action and Second Class



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    Janine Buesgen
    AMBLER PA
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  • 12.  RE: Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 08-12-2019 08:02
    I Dont Want Tom talk About It
    Selfie
    Box

    all beautiful shows!!

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    Kelleybrooke Brown
    Director of Theatre
    Guntersville AL
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  • 13.  RE: Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 08-12-2019 11:00
    Voices in Conflict by Bonnie Dickinson
    And by Alan Haehnel
    3 A.M. by Jonathan Dorf (combo of scenes and monologues in this piece but loved working it)

    Both are available at Playscripts

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    Shira Schwartz
    Chandler Unified School District
    Chandler AZ
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  • 14.  RE: Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 08-12-2019 12:55
    Puzzle Pieces


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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."





  • 15.  RE: Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 08-12-2019 15:39
    Exhibit This by Luigi Januzzi has some great monologues

    Maria Stadtmueller
    St. Augustine School

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  • 16.  RE: Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 08-14-2019 10:24
    I'll third Anna Deveare Smith - her plays, especially Twilight and Fires in the Mirror, are the gold standard: lot's of different voices, lots of complexity, lots to research in order to understand the characters. Those plays and characters will certainly prove a challenge for your students. If the class is mainly younger students, I might think twice (but you know your students, so they might be up for the challenge). If it more experienced and mature actors, then definitely consider them.

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    Ken Buswell
    Drama Teacher
    Peachtree City, GA
    http://mcintoshtheater.org/

    Theater kills ignorance
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  • 17.  RE: Searching for MONOLOGUE PLAY

    Posted 08-15-2019 10:49
    Glimpses

    You could pick the ones that still work today.

    Written by young playwrights in the 80's

    Dramatic Publishing

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    [Teresa] [Wallace-Gunning]
    [Department of Theatre Arts-Director]
    [Bridgewater-Raritan High School]
    [Bridgewater] [NJ
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