About the Editors: Tanya Taylor studied theater at Carnegie-Mellon University and HB acting studios in New York City. In Santa Fe she has co-written and performed in original shows, including Honeymoon in India, 'A Woman’s Work', and 'Pregnant Pause'. Pamela Thompson has been involved in theater all of her life. She is a comedian and actor and founding member of ARK Repertory Theater in Madison Wisconsin. Thompson co-wrote and performed in the comedies 'A Woman’s Work' and 'Pregnant Pause'.
The Cancer Monologue Projectby Tanya Taylor
From their experience in theater, Tanya Taylor and Pamela Thompson know the power of dramatic monologues. Each of them also knows firsthand the tremendous impact cancer has on individuals and their families. Taylor and Thompson realized they had something to offer that wasn't available in treatment centers or therapies groups — a workshop in which people affected by cancer write and perform monologues about their cancer stories. The stories that surface are honest and intimate. These monologues are about reawakened desire, dreams of flight and finding humor in the most unlikely places. Like letters from the frontlines, they capture the glory and darkness of life.
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The stories in this book are spoken from the heart. As I have read the stories I felt closer to the reality of my own life. I have shared the book and stories with friends who have loved ones dealing with cancer. They were very touched, inspired and moved. If you buy this book don't keep the experience to yourself ... share it.
I have had the good fortune to witness in person many of the monolgues appearing in this book. I have left these performances deeply moved by the courage and honesty of these individuals. The expression of their very intimate experience of living with cancer, with all of the private pain and raw insight that it has produced, has inspired respect as well as deep, personal reflection on the human condition. This book succeeds in capturing the essence of these performances, and I encourage anyone who wishes to share in this community of spirit to buy this book and cherish it for the spiritual inspiration it will surely provide.
I got hold of an advance copy of this book and cannot say enough good things about it! It is truly for EVERYONE, not just for those who are living with cancer. I came away feeling proud of being human. I got a glimpse into the hearts of 30 AMAZING people; their strengths & vulnerabilities, their good days and bad, and their delicious humor as they look at the world through new lenses. Yes, the common thread is cancer...but that's just the surface thread. For me, the book is about our human capacity for hope, joy, honesty, laughter, tears, and most of all love. I found something in every monologue that I related to, more than that, resonated with... simply because I'm human. These are stories, intimate stories, about a subject most people are afraid to talk about. We all have those. The thing we could never say out loud... How liberating to spill the TRUTH onto paper, to stand up and say "This is what I'm going through... this is where I've been." It seems like if you can do that, you can begin to take your power back. Bravo to the 30 beautiful souls who share their stories here.
I read an advance copy of this book in Santa Fe and if you or someone you know has been affected by cancer, this is a must buy. Let them know they are not alone! There is humor, sadness, human spirit on display, but above all a sense of hopefulness in life's everchanging mosaic. This is a worthy project for any bookshelf and comes highly recommended