The Best Women's Stage Monologues of 2005

The Best Women's Stage Monologues of 2005

by D. L. Lepidus

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Overview

Contains 60 terrific, new monologues for women from plays first published or produced during the 2004-2005 theater season, including:

The Beard of Avon Amy Freed
Cavedweller Kate Moira Ryan
Den of Thieves Stephen Adly Guirgis
Die! Mommy! Die! Charles Busch
Fabulation; Or, the Re-Education of Ondine Lynn Nottage
Hazzard County Allison Moore
Jewish Girlz Elizabeth Swados
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot Stephen Adly Guirgis
The Long Christmas Ride Home Paula Vogel
Memory House Kathleen Tolan
The Moonlight Room Tristine Skyler
Moot the Messenger Kia Corthron
The Penetration Play Winter Miller
Schoolgirl Figure Wendy MacLeod
Speaking Well of the Dead Israel Horovitz
String of Pearls Michele Lowe
What the Night is For Michael Weller

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781575254289
Publisher: Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Publication date: 11/25/2005
Series: Best Women's Stage Monologues Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 108
Sales rank: 1,264,816
Product dimensions: 5.88(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.26(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
The Beard of Avon, Amy Freed
Bridewell, Charles Evered
Cavedweller (Based on the novel by Dorothy Allison) (3),
Kate Moira Ryan
The Clean House, Sarah Ruhl
Cobra Neck, Keith Josef Adkins
Common Ground, Brendon Votipka
The Crazy Time, Sam Bobrick
Cutrs!, Allison Moore
Dark River, Alexa Romanes
Den of Thieves, Stephen Adly Guirgis
Die! Mommy! Die!, Charles Busch
Elephant (2), Margie Stokley
Eloise & Ray (2), Stephanie Fleischmann
Fabulation (3), Lynn Nottage
Free Gift, Israel Horovitz
Handler, Robert Schenkkan
Hate Mail, Kira Obolensky and Bill Corbett
Hazzard County, Allison Moore
Jewish Girlz (3), Elizabeth Swados
Kalighat, Paul Knox
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (3), Stephen Adly Guirgis
The Left Hand Singing, Barbara LeBow
The Long Christmas Ride Home (2), Paula Vogel
Memory House (4), Kathleen Tolan
Message From the Driver, Katie Bull
The Moonlight Room (2), Tristine Skyler
Moot the Messenger (3), Kia Corthron
Octophobia, James Still
The Outrageous Adventures of Sheldon & Mrs. Levine,
Sam Bobrick and Julie Stein
Passive Belligerence, Stephen Belber
The Penetration Play (2), Winter Miller
Red Death, Lisa D'Amour
Schoolgirl Figure, Wendy MacLeod
Second (2), Neil Utterback
Self Defense; or, Death of Some Salesmen, Carson Kreitzer
Speaking Well of the Dead, Israel Horovitz
Squats, Martin Jones
String of Pearls, Michele Lowe
The Taxi Cabaret, Peter Mills
Tumor, Sheila Callaghan
Waving Goodbye, Jamie Pachino
What the Night Is For, Michael Weller
Rights and Permissions (includes publisher information)

Foreword

The monologues in this book have been culled from the best plays published or produced during the 2004-2005 theatrical season. Almost all are from published, readily available plays (see the Rights and Permissions pages at the back of the book for publisher contact information). Many of the monologues herein are by playwrights of considerable reputation, such as Nilo Cruz, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Lynn Nottage, Lisa Loomer, and Michael Weller. Others are by future stars, such as Stephanie Fleischmann, Ruben Carbajal, Allison Moore, Jeanmarie Williams, Jonathan Rand, and Sheila Callaghan. Most are monologues by characters under forty, although there are a few, from plays such as Ears on a Beatle, which may be useful to older actors. I made a conscientious effort this year to find some great monologues that will be of particular interest to teen actors, such as the ones from Chicken Bones for the Teenage Soup, Eloise & Ray, The Gifted Program, and The Moonlight Room.

In short, this is the best darn monologue book I could put together. I know you will find in it the perfect piece for your audition or class use; but if you want some more options, check out Smith and Kraus' other fine monologue collections.

Many thanks to the agents, authors, and publishers who have allowed me to include these wonderful pieces in this book.
- D. L. Lepidus

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