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Edited by William Davies King. Foreword by Risa Brainin. Written by Linda Alper, Katie Bender, Jami Brandli, Dan Castellaneta, Deb Lacusta, Leo Cabranes-Grant, Mia Chung, Yussef El Guindi, Anne García-Romero, Idris Goodwin, Enid Graham, Arlene Hutton, Lila Rose Kaplan, William Davies King, Jenny Mercein, Brian Otaño, Lynn Rosen, Cheri Steinkellner, James Still, Alison Tatlock, Annie Torsiglieri, John Walch, Cheryl L. West and Sheri Wilner.
Product Code: AN3000
Comedy | Drama
College | Community | Professional
Digital Script Available
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March 2020. As California entered a “stay at home” order due to the coronavirus pandemic, UC Santa Barbara’s LAUNCH PAD commissioned 24 distinguished playwrights to pen monologues and short plays inspired by the prompt “Alone, Together” and written to be performed live on Zoom. These 39 extraordinary pieces reflect the moment of lockdown and capture our longing for connection. This is a collection born of a moment, but one that will live on for the ages. Learn More
The House that Jack Built (2m., 3w.) is about a clash of old traditions and new love and the mysterious heartbreak that comes with getting what you think you want. Appoggiatura (3m., 3w., 1 or more either gender.) is about longing, grieving, ghosts and heartbreak, all set against the funny and tender path toward healing. Miranda (2m., 3w.) weaves a taut story of what happens as operatives become emotionally intertwined in the intimate lives of their assets against the high stakes of the agency’s work.
This anthology of comic and serious monologues is specially tailored for actors age 55 and older. It is a convenient source book of monologues ideally suited for auditions or acting classes. Learn More