Writers

The following is a list of writers whose work is published on this website:

Erin Austin is a New York based playwright, actor, and director.  Her work has been staged in a variety of NYC settings and uses city life as a living, breathing backdrop—if not an additional character.  Erin has a BFA from the University of Miami,  is a proud co-founder of the Plastic Flamingo Theatre Company and a member of Actors Equity Association.
read Erin Austin’s monologue

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Niamh Bagnell is a member of Lucan Writers’ Group, poems published in Dermot Bolger’s Night & Day anthology as well as Revival Poetry Review. Niamh hosts a weekly writing-based radio show on Liffey sound, and has read her poetry at Castlepalooza, Electric Picnic, and as part of the Glór sessions presentation at Dun Laoghaire Festival of World Cultures. Niamh’s blog is variouscushions.blogspot.com.
read Niamh Bagnell’s monologue

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Claire Balfour is a Scottish actress living in New Zealand who has recently taken to writing plays.  This is a monologue from a play she is writing about infidelity called Love in Dark Corners.
read Claire Balfour’s monologue

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Richard Ballon’s work has been performed in NYC at Sola Voces / Estrogenius Festival, Stage Left’s: Women at Work and Left Out Festivals, Emerging Artist Theater’s: One Man Talking, and NativeAlien’s Short Stories 5; also in Provincetown, Amherst, Boston, Chicago, Iowa City, Toronto, and Montreal. Richard is a member of the Dramatist’s Guild and in 2010 attended the Playwriting Intensive at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC. Griselda was performed at the MamaDrama Festival at Stage Left Studio Theater, New York City, in October 2010.
read Richard Ballon’s monologue

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Brian Beatty’s jokes, monologues, poems and short stories have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including Bark, Conduit, elimae, Exquisite Corpse, The Evergreen Review, Gulf Coast, Hobart, Juked, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Opium, Paper Darts, Phoebe, Rain Taxi, The Rake, Seventeen and Writer. Brian wrote and performed his solo comedy show, The Big Four Oh, for 2010’s Minnesota Fringe Festival. As a stand-up comedian, he’s performed across the Twin Cities and at the Hollywood Improv in Los Angeles.
read Brian Beatty’s monologue

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Kate Berneking Kogut has had productions and development readings of her scripts in New York, California, and throughout the Midwest. She is an Assistant Professor in the department of English/Creative Writing at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, where she teaches playwriting and screenwriting. She earned her PhD in theatre from the University of Missouri.
read Kate Berneking Kogut’s monologue

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Norman A. Bert teaches playwriting and script analysis at Texas Tech University. He has written over 30 scripts for the stage. His books include Theatre Alive, One-Act Plays for Acting Students, More One-Act Plays for Acting Students, and The Scenebook for Actors. He assisted Sam Smiley in the revision and reissue of Smiley’s classic text, Playwriting: The Structure of Action.
read Norman A. Bert’s monologue

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Andrew Biss:  The works of playwright Andrew Biss have been produced in New York, London, Los Angeles, and many other cities across North America and Europe. His plays have won awards on both coasts of the U.S., received critical acclaim in the U.K., and are an Off-Off-Broadway regular fixture. Andrew is a graduate of the University of the Arts London, and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc.
read Andrew Biss’s monologue

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Claire Booker’s stage dramas (bookerplays.co.uk) have been performed as far afield as Romania, Australia, Spain, France, and the UK. They include comedies, hard-hitting dramas, and adaptations. She has been nominated for a John Whiting and a Writers’ Guild MacAllan award. She also writes and performs poetry, and has had plays broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and local UK radio stations.
read Claire Booker’s monologue

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Katherine H. Burkman is a professor emeritus from The Ohio State University, and has published on Harold Pinter, Samuel Beckett and other modern playwrights. Former artistic eirector of Theatre Group, WOMEN AT PLAY, she is an actor, writer, and director.
read Katherine H. Burkman’s monologue

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Kyle Bradstreet is the author of the plays From Prague (2010), Alcohol (2008), A Story From Abeyance (2007) and The Café (2007).  As a screenwriter, Kyle has written for The Philanthropist (NBC), The Borgias (Canal+/Lagardère), and Manhunt (HBO).  His fiction has been published in the literary magazine Blood Lotus.
read Kyle Bradstreet’s monologue

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Laura Camaione received her first production in 2007 with her Holocaust play The Sorters.  Since then she has received productions and readings of several works, including Pandora’s Box, According to Kubark, and Unanswered Questions, which was produced in New York City by Spare Change Theater.  She has also been published in The Dramatist magazine.
read Laura Camaione’s monologue

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William Cameron teaches theatre at Washington and Jefferson College. Violet Sharp, his drama about the Lindbergh Kidnapping, won the Julie Harris Playwriting Prize and received its world premiere in Los Angeles in 2009. His plays have been performed off-off Broadway at the Harold Clurman Theatre, at The Source Theatre in Washington, DC, and at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival.
read William Cameron’s monologue

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Tami Canaday‘s plays have been produced by The Changing Scenes, The LIDA Project, the New York Fringe Festival, Source Theatre, Buckham Alley Theatre, New York Artists Unlimited, and the Kyoryukan Performance Hall among others. She is published by Meriwether, Smith & Kraus, JAC Publishing, and One Act Play Depot.
read Tami Canaday’s monologue

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Daragh Carville is an award-winning Northern Irish playwright and screenwriter.  His plays Language Roullette, Observatory, Family Plot, and This Other City have been produced in Ireland, Britain, Europe, and the U.S.  His latest movie, Cherrybomb, was released in the U.K. in April 2010. 
read Daragh Carville’s monologue

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Con Chapman is the author of ten published plays, including The Little Theatre (Eldridge Publishing); The Undertakers Club (Brooklyn Publishers); and The Hockey Plays, A Guy Walks Into a Bar, and West of Boston (JAC Publishing).
read Con Chapman’s monologue

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John Clancy is an OBIE award winning director and a founding Artistic Director of The Present Company, as well as a founding Artistic Director of The New York International Fringe Festival.  His plays have won The American Shorts Contest, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe First and have been short-listed for the Julie Harris Playwrighting Award and the Actors Theatre of Louisville Heideman Award.
read John Clancy’s monologue

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A New Haven, Connecticut playwright and director, Tom Coash spent four years teaching playwriting at The American University in Cairo, Egypt.  Coash has won numerous playwriting awards including Ensemble Studio Theatre’s Hammerstein Award, The Kennedy Center’s Lorraine Hansberry Award, and a Jerome Playwriting Fellowship. Veils is the recipient of a development grant from the InterAct Theatre.
read Tom Coash’s monologue

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Marijana Cosic is a senior student of dramaturgy at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia. Next to her profession as a playwright and screenwriter, she is an author of two photography exhibitions, translator of Dutch and does volunteer work at various theatre and film festivals.
read Marijana Cosic’s monologue

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Dick Curran lives in Newcastle, England. Last year he had a number of pieces produced at Live Theatre, culminating in Venice on Tyne with the RSC. In 2011, Islanders tours at venues including Manchester’s Re:Play Festival, and It Works For Us will premiere in Liverpool. His novel, Almost Persuaded, was published by Red Squirrel Press in March.
read Dick Curran’s monologue

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Judy Darley is a fiction writer and journalist. Previously, she’s had short stories published by a number of literary magazines including The View From Here, Gemini Magazine, Open Magazine and Quality Women’s Fictions, as well as having a monologue performed by the Show of Strength theatre group. Judy is the founder and editor of EssentialWriters.com , a website for writers and word-lovers.
read Judy Darley’s monologue

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Doug Dolcino’s works have been presented throughout the country.  Beast of Burden was chosen as a semi-finalist in the 2002 South Coast Repertory SCRIPTS Festival (California) and was a state winner in Portland Stage Company’s 2004 Clauder Competition for playwrights (Maine).  His full-length play, Monument, was presented at the 2009 Inkubator Showcase in Washington, DC.
read Doug Dolcino’s monologue

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Deirdre Dowling’s plays have been produced and stage-read at theatres in New York City and the Hudson Valley. While most of her work-to-date relates to Irish subjects, she believes the themes have a universal resonance. She co-authored the screenplay A Love Divided, a full-length feature film released in Great Britain, Ireland, and screened in New York City.
read Deirdre Dowling’s monologue

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Phil Emery’s work has been appearing in the UK, USA, Europe and Canada since the seventies. This includes a novel, Necromantra and a radio play, Virtual Grafix. The play Sirens was performed in 2006 at Leicester and Staffordshire universities and the short story ID is regularly broadcast on BBC radio.
read Phil Emery’s monologue

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Colin Garrow was born in Newcastle and studied Drama at Northumbria University. He recently completed a post-graduate diploma in Community Education at the University of Dundee. He has experience of working with many styles of theatre including puppetry and multimedia work, and has created theatre with young people, adults with learning disabilities and those with low literacy skills. He currently lives in Scotland and is artistic director of WACtheatre.
read Colin Garrow’s monologue

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Celine Gibson lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, residing “most happily with my husband and two cats who are all extremely patient with the lady who hides upstairs for long intervals tapping on my laptop. I write everything and anything but I admit plays are my favourite—probably because it’s the closest I’ll ever get to actually being on the stage.”
read Celine Gibson’s monologue

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Jack Gilhooley has received NEA Individual Artist and International grants, four Florida State Fellowships; New York Foundation for the Arts, Puffin Foundation, Shubert, PEN, Pilgrim Project grants, the first John Ringling Award Fellowship. New Dramatist alum, Asolo, Mark Taper Forum, Long Wharf, Culture Project, NY Shakespeare Festival development and/or productions.
read Jack Gilhooley’s monologue

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Taylor Gould is a young writer from Corinna, Maine, who currently attends Emerson College in Boston. His influences include Charles Bukowski, ee cummings, and Richard Brautigan; alongside foggy weather, the silence in between songs, and beer. His work has been featured in Diverse Voices Quarterly, Leaf Garden Press, The Montreal Review, and many others. His one-act play, The Lights, is available for purchase at Amazon.com.
read Taylor Gould’s monologue

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Rahila Gupta co-wrote Provoked, a film that was released in 2007, about a battered woman who killed her violent husband. She was a member of the writing team of Westway, a BBC World Service drama series. She is currently under commission from the University of Newcastle to write a play on stem cell research and public engagement.
read Rahila Gupta’s monologue

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Carla Grauls is a South African-born writer living in London. Her theatre work has been highly commended by the Soho Theatre. As an emerging screenwriter, Carla has won recognition from the BBC, Channel 4, and is currently developing a feature film script through a European mentor scheme. Her short fiction has appeared in Dark Tales.
read Carla Grauls’s monologue

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Ella Carmen Greenhill is a graduate of Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Young Writers programme. Her play, Fallen, was performed and critiqued at Hampstead start night. Readings of her plays, Unspoken and Into the Water, were performed at the Everyman Everyword festival. The Rain has Gone was broadcast on BBC Radio Merseyside. Ella’s latest play, A Family Christmas, was performed at Liverpool Hope University’s Cornerstone Festival.
read Ella Carmen Greenhill’s monologue

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John Grogan was born in Dublin and lives in London.  Recent work Jet Lag Waltz produced in Dublin by Ready Fire Aim.  Other work includes Blind Spot for Fishamble Whereabouts Festival Dublin and In The Cell of My Heart for Shortcuts Festival Union Theatre London.  Currently writing a new play The Magic.
read John Grogan’s monologue

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Atar Hadari was born in Israel, raised in England, and studied playwriting at Boston University. His plays have won awards from the BBC, Arts Council of England, National Foundation of Jewish Culture (New York), European Association of Jewish Culture (Brussels) and Royal Shakespeare Company, where he was Young Writer-in-Residence.
read Atar Hadari’s monologue

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John Hadden was a founding member of Shakespeare & Co, the co-founder and Artistic Director of Counterpoint Theater Company in Boston, and has taught at schools and universities throughout the country.  Recent directing projects include Syncopation, Portland Stage; Richard III, Elm Shakespeare; Hadrian VII, Hubbard Hall; and the short ’09 BIFF award-winning film Taken.  Writing: Stray Dogs, Ensemble Studio Theatre Octoberfest; Hard Rain (New England Foundation award), Mixed Company; one-acts at PS 122, LaMaMa, and Naked Theater in Northampton Massachusetts.
read John Hadden’s monologue

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K.D. Halpin is an Irish/American writer residing in Massachusetts and Northern Ireland.  Plays she has co-authored with Sleeveless Theatre have been toured throughout the U.S.  Her plays Weird Without Apology and Sin Eaters have been performed/stage-read in Northampton, MA and Belfast, N.Ireland.
read K.D. Halpin’s monologue

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Tracy Harris‘s first play, Past Away, was produced, published and toured nationally with Script Cymru in 2002. She then wrote Spring Forward, Fall Back (Ruth is Stranger Than Richard, Menagerie Theatre) He, She, We (Sherman Cymru), Swings and Roundabouts (Undeb Theatre), The Exquisite Corpse (WMC, Edinburgh, Southwark Playhouse), The Cloak Room (Sherman Cymru and the studio theatre, Washington DC Fringe Festival). Her site-specific play, No Vacancies, was produced and published by Sherman Cymru, June 2010.
read Tracy Harris’ monologue

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Catherine Harvey trained as an actor at Central School of Speech and Drama after reading English at Hertford College, Oxford. She writes drama and comedy for theatre, radio and film, and for a time worked as a journalist. Catherine also works as an actor and director in theatre, radio, TV and film.
read Catherine Harvey’s monologue

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Ann Harvie lives on the Isle of Bute in Scotland and is part of the Bute Tale Spinners, writing and performing original short plays and monologues on and off the island. Ann has sold several short stories in Alberta, Canada, where she lived for 28 years, and also won two awards for “Best Coverage of Performing Arts in Alberta.”
read Ann Harvie’s monologue

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Alistair Hewitt holds an M.A. in Writing for Film and Television.  Previously produced plays include Spending Frank (Scarborough and Scotland), Tales from the Melling Road and The Dangers of Tobacco (Southport).
read Alistair Hewitt’s monologue

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Susan Hodgetts graduated with a master’s degree from Goldsmiths College, London, in writing for performance. Her play for teenagers, Slash, was performed at RADA and her adaptation of The Ages of Mankind from Ovid’s Metamorphoses was featured as part of the Brixton Project, staged at Brixton Market. She is currently writing the play Family Ties for the Network Theatre in Waterloo.
read Susan Hodgetts’s monologue

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Eric Holmes is an African American playwright who lives in New York City.  His plays have been seen at Sonnet Rep, SS Underground, LAByrinth Theatre Workshop, and Stony Brook Playwriting Conference.  His newest play, Zaina, will debut this summer.
read Eric Holmes’s monologue

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Les Hunter’s plays have been produced at Theatre 167, Jackson Rep, Bates College, Artistic New Directions, and Brooklyn Playwrights Collective. Playscripts, Inc. published his play Cyrano De Bergen County, New Jersey. His play To the Orchard received the 2007 Foundation for Jewish Culture “Theatre Project Grant.” Les has written for American Theatre Magazine and offoffonline.com. MFA from Boston University; PhD candidate at Stony Brook University. Les’s Web site: www.leslielarshunter.com.
read Les Hunter’s monologue

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Penny Brandt Jackson’s short stories have appeared in The Edinburgh Review, The Ontario Review, StoryQuarterly, and The Pushcart Prize Anthology.  Her novel Becoming the Butlers was chosen as one of the best books of the year by the New York Public Library.  Her last two short plays were presented by FACT Theatre in New York City, and her full-length play was developed at Primary Stages.
read Penny Brandt Jackson’s monologue

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Heather Jeffery has recently become a full-time writer.  Prior to this she taught ballet and was choreographer for 22 years.  She has written two dance dramas with dialogue which have been performed at the Bridge House Theatre, Warwick and also has writing published in The Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language.
read Heather Jeffery’s monologue

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Lucas J.W. Johnson is a freelance writer from Vancouver, British Columbia. He attends the University of British Columbia for Creative Writing. Always a storyteller at heart, he lives mostly in his imagination, where he’s forever creating worlds. When he’s not writing, he wishes he was writing. Find him online at lucasjwjohnson.wordpress.com.
read Lucas J.W. Johnson’s monologue

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Vivien Jones has had several monologues given rehearsed readings, notably at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe by the Traverse Theatre.  She lives in the southwest of Scotland where she writes drama, poetry, and prose for publication and performance and is an early musician, specialising on viols and recorders.
read Vivien Jones’s monologue

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Jonathan Joy:  West Virginia playwright Jonathan Joy is the author of twenty plays.  His work has been performed in nine states including stages in New York City and at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.  His plays have been featured in the New York Times and Southern Theatre Magazine, and published by the One Act Play Depot, Smith & Kraus, and Brooklyn Publishers.
read Jonathan Joy’s monologue

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Ethan Kanfer’s plays have been produced at numerous venues throughout the world, including the New York International Fringe Festival. He has contributed theater and book reviews to The New Leader magazine, Show Business Weekly, and The Forward. Recent projects include the web series Luvumentary and the one act play, Helicopter Mom, commissioned by Coffee Black Productions.
read Ethan Kanfer’s monologue

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Philip Kaplan is a member of the Brooklyn Playwrights collective.  Stephanie Walter is a television producer and writer, and is currently an MFA candidate in Dramaturgy at Stonybrook University.
read Philip Kaplan and Stephanie Walter’s monologue

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Patrick D. Kinsella is a writer/actor from County Wicklow, Ireland.  His writing credits to date include Thee Greatest Sin (Redrua Theatre Company) and Chalks (Dublin International Gay Theatre Festival 2010).  He also wrote and produced Bunny and Hair, an online mockumentary (2008).
read Patrick D. Kinsella’s monologue

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Nathaniel Kressen is a Brooklyn-based playwright, fiction writer, and novelist. His plays have been performed at PS 122, Soho Rep Walkspace, the American Globe Theatre, Alive Theatre (DC), the Source Festival (DC), and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, to name a few. His fiction has been published by Vagabondage Press. His debut novel, Concrete Fever, was completed in late 2010.
read Nathaniel Kressen’s monologue

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Megan Lohne’s plays include Willoughby, Oh Momma, Purge Partners, Ophelia & Lucy, The Eden Project, and The Life’s Goodbye.  Her plays have been stage-read and/or produced at The American Globe Theatre’s Fifteen Minute Play Festival, The Creative Place Theatre, The Chernuchin Theatre, The Algonquin Theatre’s One-Act Play Festival, The Sargent Theater, The Emerging Artists Theater One-Woman Standing Festival, and The Little Bird Productions Mix Tape One Act Series.  She holds an M.F.A. in playwriting from The New School For Drama.  She was a member of the 2007 Young Writers’ Programme at The Royal Court Theatre and is a member of The Dramatists Guild.
read Megan Lohne’s monologue

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Wayne Paul Mattingly is an award-winning playwright residing in New York City.  Works include:  Moonshades, Stripping Eden, The Love Doll, and his latest, Affair With A Fish, among others.  Jason is a character in Affair With A Fish, although this monologue does not appear in it.
read Wayne Paul Mattingly’s monologue

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John McCann is an emerging Northern Irish playwright who lives in Scotland.  His play The Next Of It was read at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh in April 2010.  His monologue On Calton Hill is an extract from his new play Dark Sky.
read John McCann’s monologue

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Kevin McCann has been writer-in-residence in H.M.P. Birmingham (for Arts Council England) and H.M.P. Wymott (for both the Poetry Society and the Gulbenkian Foundation), has run poetry workshops and given readings in schools, community centres, libraries, hospitals, universities, cafes and pubs. He has published six poetry collections for adults, and his children’s poems have been included in numerous anthologies, the most recent being: Poems About Water (Evans, 2007) and The World at Our Feet (Macmillan, 2010). In 2006 he was joint winner of the Booktrust’s Writing Together Award.
read Kevin McCann’s monologue

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Jaki McCarrick is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin. Her first play, The Mushroom Pickers, won the 2005 Scottish Drama Association’s National Playwriting Competition, and premiered at the Southwark Playhouse in London in May 2006 and in New York in February 2009. Jaki was Writer-in-Residence at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre for the Pushkin Trust in July 2007. She recently won first prize in the Northern Ireland Spinetinglers Dark Fiction competition and was selected for the 2009 Poetry Ireland Introduction series of emerging poets. Her play, Leopoldville, was selected as a finalist in the 2010 Yale Drama Series Playwriting Competition; the play has also just won the 2010 Papatango New Writing Award.
read Jaki McCarrick’s monologue

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Rob McClure Smith has published his fiction in many literary magazines, including Gettysburg Review, Chelsea, Confrontation, StoryQuarterly, Fugue, Versal and Barcelona Review. He was a winner of the Scotsman Orange Short Story Award.
read Rob McClure Smith’s monologue

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James McLindon’s play, Comes a Faery, has been selected for the 2010 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference.  He is currently in residence at CAP21 in New York developing his play, Salvation, which will be produced there in 2010-11.  His other plays have been developed and/or produced at theaters such as the Abingdon, hotINK Festival, Irish Repertory, Lark Play Development Center, Victory Gardens, Lyric Stage and Boston Playwrights Theatre, Colony Theatre, Theatricum Botanicum, PlayPenn Conference, and the Arkansas Rep in Little Rock.
read James McLindon’s monologue

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Kimberly Mercado has written for television, film and the stage. Most recently she wrote for A&E television show Breakout Kings. Now based in Los Angeles, she was born and raised in Puerto Rico and is a graduate of New York University’s MFA writing programme.
read Kimberly Mercado’s monologue

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Joshua Mikel, from Conyers, Georgia, is a 2007 graduate of Florida State University’s theatre and creative writing programmes.  His plays include My Brother’s Knife, Muerte del Maestro, Bethlehem Motor Community, Quentin G (Playscripts Inc.), The Monster Hunters (Playscripts, Inc. and winner of the Kennedy Centre American College Theatre Festival’s Theatre for Young Audiences award), and Good Good Trouble on Bad Bad Island (Playscripts Inc.) which will be appearing in the2010 New York International Fringe Festival.
read Joshua Mikel’s monologue

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Michael Monkhouse was born in the North, bred in the South, educated at Cambridge, bored poopooless in Germany for a bit, now happily settled in the Eternal City. His career spans over five jokes. He’s trodden the boards at Footlights, performed and written in Italy, and once got a smile out of a German. Currently in his very early 30s, he’s enjoying this chance to spread his wings and burn his fingers.
read Michael Monkhouse’s monologue

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Robert Michael Morris graduated from Catholic University of America, receiving a Shubert Fellowship in Playwriting and a Master of Fine Arts Degree (Playwriting).  His work has been produced on both coasts and several states in-between.  He has completed over 72 plays.
read Robert Michael Morris’s monologue

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Shannon Murdoch, from Melbourne, Australia is a graduate of the Playwrights Studio at NIDA.  Her plays include Everything in Between (Smith & Kraus), One Cloud and Stupid, and Terrible.  Her work has been produced in Australia, the USA, the UK, and Canada. She has received writing fellowships from numerous organisations in both Australia and the USA.
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Benjamin Adair Murphy:  In New York, Benjamin Adair Murphy’s work has been produced at Ars Nova, the Barrow Group Theatre, the Midtown International Theatre Festival, the Lark Theatre, and the National Comedy Theatre, among others. In Chicago, his work is currently being produced by the Stockyards Theatre Project and The Rubicon Theatre Project.
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Yolanda Nieves is a poet and playwright. She teaches reading and writing to community college students and is the author of Dove over Clouds (Plainview Press, 2007) and The Spoken Body (coming soon.) Ms. Nieves also is the writer and director of The Brown Girls’ Chronicles, awarded the 2010 Arts-Based Research Award by the American Educational Research Conference. Ms. Nieves lives in Chicago.
read Yolanda Nieves’s monologue

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LaTonia Phipps is an actress, spoken word poet, and playwright. Her plays include Fishing in Brooklyn, a 60-minute Spoken-Word Choreopoem,  presented at The Wow Theater and GLBT Center; and  She Who Struggles, a full-length play that re-imagines a young Assasta Shakur in modern day gentrified Harlem, New York City, and in love with a white woman.
read LaTonia Phipps’s monologue

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Sam Randall lives in Exeter, England and writes/ teaches English and Drama.  The monologue, Exquisite with Knives, was performed as part of a Northcott Theatre/Show of Strength collaboration in November 2009.  Her short play Exposure (2010) was produced as a rehearsed reading at The Bikeshed Theatre in Exeter.  In November 2010 her first full length play Serendip will receive a three week run at The Bikeshed Theatre, Exeter.
read Sam Randall’s monologue

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Elaine Romero’s work has been developed, produced, and commissioned(*) by Goodman Theatre, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts*, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Alley Theatre*, Magic Theatre*, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, InterAct Theatre Company*, Curious Theatre Company*, Kitchen Dog Theater*, Urban Stages, Women’s Project and Productions, Short+Sweet Festival, InspiraTo Festival. Sample publishers:  Simon and Schuster, Samuel French, Vintage Books. She teaches at Northwestern University.
read Elaine Romero’s monologue

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Georgina Rycyk is a British writer residing near Liverpool.  Her first play God’s Algorithm is currently being developed at Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres in Liverpool, UK.  In addition, she has previously written for local radio in the UK.
read Georgina Rycyk’s monologue

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Natalie Smith lives in Bristol, England. She has a diploma in creative writing and literature from the Open University. She is currently working on a short story anthology, as part of Exeter University’s South West Writers’ Mentoring Project. Natalie has had short stories and poetry published, most recently in the Iron Book of New Humorous Verse (Iron Press 2010).
read Natalie Smith’s monologue

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Lynn Snyder’s plays have been seen in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Roanoke and abroad, in Toronto, Edinburgh and Bologna. She has received playwriting fellowships and grants, is a free-lance journalist, has been a newspaper reporter, and a publicity and speech writer for candidates in state and municipal political races.
read Lynn Snyder’s monologue

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Jon Spano is a former dancer and graduate of NYU. His ten-minute play Labor Day Weekend will be published by Smith & Kraus late in 2010. Just Him will premiere in early 2011 as part of Emerging Artist Theatre’s short-play festival. Family Comes First and National Treasure were also produced by Emerging Artists. Eighth Wonder appeared at recent Samuel French and Turnip Theatre festivals. Upcoming projects include Joey Variations, Ghost of the City, Rule for Everything, and The Poetry of Cars.
read Jon Spano’s monologue

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Donald Steele:  Four of Donald Steele’s one-act plays have been published by Samuel French:  Life Support, Going to the Chapel, Mother’s Day, and The Way to MiamiThe Way to Miami was also selected for publication by Applause Theatre Books in its anthology THE  BEST AMERICAN SHORT PLAYS 1999-2000.  Donald is a Fellow of The MacDowell Colony.
read Donald Steele’s monologue

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Crystal Stewart is a Manchester-based playwright whose first two plays, Garden of the Heart and Peacock Boy toured with Boojum Theatre.  She helped create Tales of the Unexpected, a multi-disciplinary site-specific project at John Rylands library with Hens Teeth. She is adapted One Night There, a play by Kurdish writer Bhean Ali for Exodus OnStage Festival 2010.
read Crystal Stewart’s monologue

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Alan Stolzer studied with playwright John Ford Noonan.  Served as dramaturg, St. Clements Theatre, New York, NY.  Productions by Bakers Union Local #3 Theater Three, American Theater of Actors and Inner Space Theatre, Lovecreek Productions and South Camden Theatre.  Invitee to 2006 Great Plains Theatre Conference Pre-Conference Writer’s Workshop and 2007 Last Frontier Theatre Conference Play Lab.  Scripts Up! workshop production of The Undetermined Soldier at Shetler Studios in July, 2008.  Member of Dramatists Guild.
read Alan Stolzer’s monologue

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Jacqueline Strawbridge is a writer and journalist living in Dublin. She received a Masters in Creative Writing in 2000. Eggshell was first produced in 2006 by Dublin’s Fishamble: A New Play Company as a part of a collection of short plays titled Whereabouts.
read Jacqueline Strawbridge’s monologue

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Lee Sutton has previously won new writing attachments with The West Yorkshire Playhouse, Hull Truck Theatre, The Royal Exchange Theatre and The Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. In 2009, he also completed an MA in Writing for Performance & Publication at the University of Leeds. This is an excerpt from his play Yearning he is developing about addiction and blame.
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Dwight Watson is an Indiana-based playwright, director, and Professor of Theatre at Wabash College.  He has directed over sixty productions for educational and professional theatres, and has received several playwriting awards.  His monologue book, Original Monologues That Showcase Your Talent, was published in 2005 by Allworth Press (NYC).  Watson’s monologues and scenes appear in several anthologies.
read Dwight Watson’s monologue

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Michael Weems is a New York City-based writer, playwright, and actor.  Recent playwriting credits include:  Bludgeon the Lime and Necessary Adjustments (Phare Play Productions) Wincing at the Light and Hyphen-Nation (Love Creek Productions); Fragments, Waiting Life, and Onward, Forward (Little Hibiscus Productions), Subtlety (Algonquin Productions), Laugh Riot (The Seven Collective); Burden Me (Strawberry Riant Festival & Awakening Drama); Waiting Life, Ready to Shine, and Subtlety (Brief Acts).
read Michael Weems’s monologue

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Kim Wiltshire is a writer based in Manchester. This monologue formed part of her PhD in representations of masculinity at Lancaster University. She currently teaches at Manchester Met University, and writes plays and short stories. Recently her full-length play, Joy With Child, was produced by Organised Chaos in Manchester.
read Kim Wiltshire’s monologue

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Annie Zaidi is the author of Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales (Non-fiction/Tranquebar 2010) and a collection of poems, ‘Crush‘. Some poems have appeared in The Little Magazine, Desilit, Pratilipi, Indian Literature and Mint; some fiction was published in ‘21 Under 40′ (Zubaan), Verve, and The Raleigh Review. Her first play ‘Name, Place, Animal, Thing’ was short-listed for The Hindu MetroPlus Playwright Award, 2009. She has been a journalist for a decade and has written for several newspapers and magazines including Frontline, Tehelka, Mid-Day and Deccan Herald. She currently lives in Mumbai, India.
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