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Monologues

Dramatic Comedy

Discover a monologue book like no other. Actor's Choice: Monologues for Men gives you an extraordinary array of cutting-edge new monologues, from comedic to dramatic and everything in between. Unlike other monologue books, the source of every monologue is easily accessible -- each play is available through one website (www.playscripts.com), where you can read nearly the entire published script online for free. Explore the work of today's most celebrated theatrical voices, including Naomi Iizuka, Mac Wellman, Tanya Barfield, Jordan Harrison, Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, and many more!
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Joseph Goodrich

Joseph Goodrich

Joseph Goodrich is an alumnus of New Dramatists and an active member of Mystery Writers of America. His short story “Murder in the Sixth” appeared in the 2011 MWA anthology The Rich and The Dead, edited by Nelson DeMille. His plays have been produced across the United States and in Australia and are published by Samuel French, Playscripts, and Applause Books, among others. His plays include Panic ... view full profile

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Jordan Harrison

Jordan Harrison

Jordan Harrison was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Marjorie Prime. The play had its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons and its Chicago premiere at Writers Theatre after premiering at the Mark Taper Forum/CTG in Los Angeles. His play Maple and Vine premiered in the 2011 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville and went on to productions at American Conservatory Theatre and ... view full profile

Adam Bock

Adam Bock

Adam Bock’s plays include Phaedra (Shotgun Players), A Small Fire (Playwrights Horizons, Drama Desk nomination), book for We Have Always Lived in the Castle, with music by Todd Almond (Yale Rep), The Flowers (About Face Theatre), The Receptionist (MTC, 2008 Outer Critics nomination, Best Plays of 2007-2008, The Evidence Room with Megan Mullally), The Drunken City (Playwrights Horizons, 2008 Outer ... view full profile

Sheila Callaghan

Sheila Callaghan

Sheila Callaghan's plays have been produced and developed with Soho Rep, Playwright's Horizons, Yale Rep, South Coast Repertory, Clubbed Thumb, The LARK, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, New Georges, The Flea, Woolly Mammoth, Boston Court, and Rattlestick Playwright's Theatre, among others. Sheila is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award for emerging artists, a Jerome Fellowship from the ... view full profile

Tom Dudzick

Tom Dudzick

Tom Dudzick had his first play, Greetings! produced off-Broadway at the John Houseman Theatre, starring Darren McGavin; it is now a holiday favorite all across the country. Mr. Dudzick went on to write a comedic semi-autobiographical series of plays about growing up Catholic in Buffalo called the Over the Tavern Trilogy, which has been one of the biggest grass roots successes in American regional ... view full profile

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Jane Martin

Jane Martin, a Kentuckian, first came to national attention for Talking With, a collection of monologues premiering in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 1982 Humana Festival of New American Plays. Since its New York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in 1982, Talking With has been performed around the world, winning the Best Foreign Play of the Year Award in Germany from Theatre Heute magazine. Her ... view full profile

Allison Moore

Allison Moore

Allison Moore is a displaced Texan based in Minneapolis. Her play, Slasher, premiered at the 2009 Humana Festival and has been produced at theaters around the country. Other plays include: My Antonia (2010 Illusion Theater), End Times (Kitchen Dog Theater), American Klepto (2006 Illusion Theater), Hazard County (2005 Humana Festival), Split (2005 Guthrie Theater commission), Urgent Fury (2003 ... view full profile

Kirsten Greenidge

Kirsten Greenidge

Kirsten Greenidge has had commissions from Magic Theatre, McCarter Theatre and Guthrie Theatre. Her play Sans-Culottes in the Promised Land was produced at the 2004 Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. The play has also been at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Madison Repertory Theatre’s Fall Festival of the Future, and Playtime Writer’s Retreat at New Dramatists. Other presentations ... view full profile

Deb Margolin

Deb Margolin

Deb Margolin, a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2008, is a playwright, actor and founding member of Split Britches Theatre Company. She is the author of nine full-length solo performance pieces, which she has toured throughout the United States, and is the recipient of a 1999-2000 OBIE Award for Sustained Excellence of Performance. Her multi-character play, Three Seconds in the Key, ... view full profile

David Lindsay-Abaire

David Lindsay-Abaire

David Lindsay-Abaire was most recently awarded the 2008 Ed Kleban Award as America's most promising musical theatre lyricist. Prior to that, he received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Rabbit Hole, which premiered on Broadway at MTC's Biltmore Theatre. Rabbit Hole also received five Tony Award nominations, including Best Play, and the Spirit of America Award. His newest show, Shrek ... view full profile

Nina Shengold

Nina Shengold

Nina Shengold won the Writers Guild Award for her teleplay Labor of Love, starring Marcia Gay Harden, and the ABC Playwright Award for Homesteaders. Her one-act plays have been produced throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Europe, Asia, and New Zealand; No Shoulder was filmed by Suzi Yoonessi and screened at Tribeca Underground, the Woodstock Film Festival and others. With Eric Lane, Shengold has ... view full profile

Mac Wellman

Mac Wellman

Mac Wellman's recent work includes Muazzez at The Chocolate Factory as part of the 2014 PS 122 COIL Festival; 3 2's; or AFAR at Dixon Place in October 2011. His books of poetry include Miniature (2002), Strange Elegies (2006), Split the Stick (2012) from Roof Books, and Left Glove (2011), from Solid Objects Press. His novel Linda Perdido won the 2011 FC2 Catherine Doctorow Prize for Innovative ... view full profile

Garth Wingfield

Garth Wingfield

Garth Wingfield's plays include Flight, Are We There Yet?, Sunday Styles and Adonis, as well as Dating Games, an evening of his collected one acts. His work has been performed in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and London. His plays have been published by Samuel French, Smith & Kraus, Vintage Books/Random House and Playscripts, Inc. For television, Mr. Wingfield wrote several episodes for the ... view full profile

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Don Zolidis

Don Zolidis is a former high school and middle school theatre teacher and is currently a professor of creative writing at Ursinus College. Originally hailing from Wisconsin, Mr. Zolidis received his B.A. in English from Carleton College and an MFA in Playwriting from the Actor's Studio Program at the New School. He has received numerous honors, including the 2004 Princess Grace Award for ... view full profile

Rich Orloff

Rich Orloff

Rich Orloff is the author of a dozen award-winning full-length comedies, three comic revues, oodles of short plays (60 of which have been published by Playscripts, Inc. in eight collections), and the documentary-style play Vietnam 101: The War on Campus, which has had over 30 productions at theaters and schools around the country. His two-person comedy Romantic Fools has had 60 productions around ... view full profile

Jeffrey Hatcher

Jeffrey Hatcher

Jeffrey Hatcher. Broadway: Never Gonna Dance (book). Off-Broadway: Three Viewings and A Picasso at Manhattan Theatre Club; Scotland Road and The Turn of the Screw at Primary Stages; Tuesdays with Morrie (with Mitch Albom) at The Minetta Lane; Murder by Poe, The Turn of the Screw, and The Spy at The Acting Company; Neddy at American Place; and Fellow Travelers at Manhattan Punchline. Other ... view full profile

James Christy

James Christy's full-length play Never Tell was produced by Broken Watch Theatre Company in August 2006, starring Drama Desk nominee Mark Setlock. The play's premiere at the 2004 New York International Fringe Festival had an extended, sold-out run. Its Los Angeles premiere in May 2005 at Elephant Stageworks also had an extended run. He was the co-winner of the 2001 Heideman Award for Creep, ... view full profile

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Brooke Berman

Brooke Berman

Brooke Berman's work has been produced at Primary Stages, The Second Stage, The Play Company, Steppenwolf Theatre (Chicago); The Humana Festival (Louisville), WET, New Georges and Naked Angels; and developed at places including MCC, Naked Angels, Williamstown Theater Festival, Pentabus Theatre in the UK, The National Theatre Studio in London, The Royal Court Theatre in London, ASK Theater Projects ... view full profile

Tanya Palmer

Tanya Palmer

Tanya Palmer is a playwright and dramaturg. Her plays, which include Body Talk, Fatherland, Barbra Live at Canyon Ranch, Spring and Trash, have been workshopped and/or produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Hangar Theatre, Solar Stage and the Montreal Fringe Festival, The Harbourfront Centre, HERE and The Wilton Project, and published by Smith & Kraus, Samuel French, and Playscripts, ... view full profile

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Bill Corbett

Bill Corbett

Bill Corbett's play The Stuff of Dreams recently toured the country, produced by the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. His play The Big Slam has been produced at numerous theaters across the U.S., including Woolly Mammoth in Washington, D.C.; ACT in Seattle; and actor Jeff Daniels' Purple Rose Theater in Chelsea, Michigan.For four years Mr. Corbett was a writer for Mystery Science Theater 3000 on ... view full profile

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Catherine Filloux

Catherine Filloux

Catherine Filloux is an award-winning playwright who has been writing about human rights and social justice for the past twenty years. Her plays have been produced in New York and around the world. They include: Dog and Wolf (59E59 Theaters, NYC, 2010), Killing the Boss (Cherry Lane Theatre, NYC, 2008); Lemkin's House (Rideau de Bruxelles, Belgium, 2007; McGinn-Cazale Theatre & 78th Street ... view full profile

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Lisa D'Amour

Lisa D'Amour

Lisa D'Amour is a playwright and interdisciplinary artist. With Katie Pearl, she is co-artistic director of PearlDamour, a company that makes collaborative, often site-specific performances. PearlDamour's work has been presented at PS122, HERE Arts Center and the Walker Arts Center and The Kitchen, among others. They received an OBIE award in 2003 for Nita & Zita, a collaboration with Katie ... view full profile

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Liz Duffy Adams

Liz Duffy Adams is a New Dramatists alumna (2001-2008) and a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Award, a Will Glickman Playwright Award, a Frederick Loewe Award in Music Theatre, a Weston Playhouse Music Theater Award, and a commission from Children's Theater Company, Minneapolis. Her work has been written, produced, or developed at the Humana Festival, The Women's Project, ... view full profile

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Lynn Nottage

Lynn Nottage

Lynn Nottage is a playwright from Brooklyn. Her plays include Crumbs from the Table of Joy, Mud, River, Stone, Por 'Knockers, Poof! (Heideman Award), and Las Meninas, which premiered at San Jose Repertory in 2002. Her plays have been produced Off-Broadway and regionally by The Acting Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the Alliance Theatre, Buffalo Studio Arena, Crossroads Theatre, Freedom ... view full profile

Melanie Marnich

Melanie Marnich

Melanie Marnich's plays include Quake, Blur, Tallgrass Gothic, Calling All, Cradle of Man, Beautiful Again, The Sparrow Project, A Sleeping Country and These Shining Lives. Her newest play, Calling All, will be produced by the Guthrie Theater in April 2006. Cradle of Man, was developed at the 2005 O'Neill Theatre Conference, Hartford Stage's Brand: NEW Festival, the Women's Project's Women's ... view full profile

Rinne Groff

Rinne Groff

Rinne Groff is a playwright and performer. Her plays, including Jimmy Carter was a Democrat, Orange Lemon Egg Canary, Inky, The Five Hysterical Girls Theorem, and The Ruby Sunrise, have been produced by the Public Theater, Trinity Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, PS122, Target Margin, Clubbed Thumb, and Andy's Summer Playhouse, among others. Ms. Groff is a founding member of Elevator Repair ... view full profile

Ruth Margraff

Ruth Margraff

Playwright and librettist Ruth Margraff is a recipient of four Rockefeller Foundation commissions, a McKnight national commission and residency with the Playwrights' Center, a Fulbright New Opera Award to Greece, and two NYSCA Individual Artist awards, in addition to awards from TMUNY, TCG/ITI, NEA, Arts International, and Meet the Composer, among others. Her work has been developed and produced ... view full profile

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Stephen Belber

Stephen Belber's plays include Geomtery of Fire, (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); Fault Lines, (Naked Angels/Cherry Lane); A Small, Melodramatic Story, (LAByrinth Theater Company); McReele, (Roundabout); Match, (Broadway, Tony nomination for Frank Langella); Tape, (Naked Angels, NYC/LA/London); The Laramie Project, (Associate Writer); Carol Mulroney, (Huntington Theater); One Million Butterflies ... view full profile

Carson Kreitzer

Carson Kreitzer

Carson Kreitzer's The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer won the Lois and Richard Rosenthal New Play Prize, the American Theatre Critics' Steinberg New Play Citation, the Barrie Stavis Award, and is published in Smith and Kraus' New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2004 and by Dramatic Publishing. Self Defense, or death of some salesmen has been produced in Providence, Minneapolis, New York, Chicago, ... view full profile

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Kira Obolensky

Kira Obolensky

Kira Obolensky's plays include Hate Mail, written with Bill Corbett; Lobster Alice (Jungle Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Stages Theater); and The Adventures of Herculina (Next Theater, Frank Theater). She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as the Kesselring Prize (for Lobster Alice). New work in progress includes Quicksilver (produced in 2003) and A Modern Home. A graduate of ... view full profile

Lucinda McDermott

Lucinda McDermott

Lucinda McDermott is the author of over a dozen produced and published plays including Feeding On Mulberry Leaves which had its world premiere at Barter Theatre (winner of the Appalachian Playwrights Festival 2005), and which has been produced at a number of regional and community theatres and universities. O'Keeffe!, her critically acclaimed one-woman play celebrating the life of artist Georgia ... view full profile

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Naomi Iizuka

Naomi Iizuka

Naomi Iizuka's most recent play, 17 Reasons (Why), was produced at Campo Santo + Intersection for the Arts and published by Stage and Screen in the anthology Breaking Ground: Adventurous Plays By Adventurous Theatres, edited by Kent Nicholson. Her other plays include 36 Views; Polaroid Stories; Language of Angels; War of the Worlds (written in collaboration with Anne Bogart and SITI Company); ... view full profile

Seth Kramer

Seth Kramer

Since moving to New York City over ten years ago, Seth Kramer has been honored to receive such playwriting awards as the George R. Kernodle Award, the Kennedy Center's Award for Playwriting Excellence, the New York Thespian Award, and the Iowa Writers Alliance Prize; he has also been a three-time finalist for the Actors Theatre of Louisville Heideman Award. In 1999, Mr. Kramer was one of three ... view full profile

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Susan Miller

Susan Miller

Susan Miller is the recipient of two OBIE awards and a Guggenheim Fellowship in playwriting. Her play, A Map Of Doubt And Rescue, won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and the Pinter Prize for Drama. It was done in workshop by New York Stage and Film at Vassar and the Ojai Playwrights Conference. Ms. Miller received an OBIE, as well as the shared 1994/95 Blackburn Prize, for her critically acclaimed ... view full profile

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Robert Alexander

Robert Alexander

Robert Alexander is the author of 29 plays, including Servant of the People, I Ain't Yo' Uncle, A Preface to the Alien Garden, and The Last Orbit of Billy Mars. His plays have been produced by Trinity Rep, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, the Mark Taper Forum, the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Hartford Stage, San Diego Repertory Company, the San Francisco Mime Troupe, and Actors ... view full profile

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John Augustine

John Augustine

John Augustine's plays have been presented in New York City at The Zipper, HERE, Naked Angels, All Season's Theatre Group, Expanded Arts, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Miranda Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, and others. He is published in two short play anthologies: Take Ten and The Best American Short Plays of 1993-94. For television, Mr. Augustine wrote for the Fox TV show Titus and for Encore! ... view full profile

Erin Detrick

Erin Detrick has served as dramaturg and assistant-dramaturg on a wide range of projects during literary internships at New Dramatists, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Freelance dramaturgy credits include The Glass Menagerie at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and A Bright Room Called Day at the Cleveland Public Theatre, as well as a variety of workshop ... view full profile

Thomas Gibbons

Thomas Gibbons

Thomas Gibbons is playwright-in-residence at InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia, which has produced eight of his plays: Pretending to America, 6221, Axis Sally, Black Russian, Bee-luther-hatchee, Permanent Collection, A House With No Walls, and Silverhill. His plays have been seen at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, off-off-Broadway at Blue Heron Theatre, ... view full profile

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Barry Hall

Barry Hall

Barry Hall is a playwright and director based in Manhattan, though he has spent much of the last three years in Asia. His plays, including A Trois, Wildlife, Here and Now, Eclipse, and Whither Batavia? have been produced around the U.S. and in Japan, France, Belgium, and Canada. He studied theater at Sarah Lawrence College and has received fellowships from the Japan Foundation and the Edward F. ... view full profile

Hilly Hicks Jr.

Hilly Hicks Jr.

Hilly Hicks, Jr. is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts and the Columbia University Graduate School of the Arts. He is the author of the children's play The Breeze, the Gust, the Gale and the Wind, which was commissioned and produced by La Jolla Playhouse. Mr. Hicks' new play Artists & Criminals was commissioned by South Coast Repertory. His play A Hole in the Dark was ... view full profile

Robert Kerr

Robert Kerr's produced plays include The End of the Road (The Juilliard School; also finalist for the Abingdon Theater's Christopher Brian Wolk Award), The Potato Creek Chair of Death (Ensemble Studio Theatre, published by Playscripts Inc.), The Sticky-Fingered Fiancé (with composer Mat Eisenstein, Raw Impressions Musical Theatre and Bedlam Theatre) and To Whom (Brick Theater, Brooklyn). His play ... view full profile

Larry Loebell

Larry Loebell

Larry Loebell. Mr. Loebell's short plays include Angie and Arnie Sanguine, Edward and Ellie Supine, Prayers, The Lion Eats His Lunch, But Who's Counting, Emma Goldman Imagines the Millennium, and Just Before the War Between the Plates. His full-length plays include The Dostoyevsky Man; Pride of the Lion; Memorial Day; The Ballad of John Wesley Reed, which was recently premiered by Theatre Catalyst ... view full profile

Julie McKee

Julie McKee

Julie McKee grew up in New Zealand, is now a citizen of the U.S. and has made her home in New York City. Like many Kiwis she traveled at an early age and during a stay in Madrid met for the first time, artists and people of the theatre (including Pedro Almodovar). It was then she decided to follow suit -- first as a dancer then as an actor. After writing her first play, Ron's Garden, she was ... view full profile

Brighde Mullins

Brighde Mullins

Brighde Mullins has had plays produced in London, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles. They include: Pathological Venus, Increase, Topographical Eden, Meatless Friday, Baby Hades, and many others. Her book of poems is called Water Stories. Awards include a Whiting Foundation, an NEA, the Jane Chambers, and the Will Glickman. She was born in Camp LeJeune, North Carolina and was raised in Las ... view full profile

Peter Papadopoulos

Peter Papadopoulos

The plays of Peter Papadopoulos have been produced and published in the United States, Australia, and China. The works are part of a movement known as "Mojo Theatre," which blends strong socio-political themes, expressionism, absurdism, and epic staging into a thought-provoking theatricality that aims to merge the raw power of Oedipus Rex with the raucous wit of Saturday Night Live.His short ... view full profile

Edward Seymour

Edward Seymour

Edward Seymour's admiration for Goethe's Iphigenia began at Oxford in the 1960s. He has been a translator at the European Parliament in Luxembourg since 1977, dividing his leisure time between music and the theatre. view full profile

John Walch

John Walch

John Walch. Mr. Walch's plays include The Dinosaur Within, Circumference of a Squirrel, The Nature of Mutation, Jesting with Edged Tools, Craving Gravy or Love in the Time of Cannibalism, Alice Threw The Looking Glass: A Parody of Strunk and White's "The Elements of Style," as well as numerous one-acts, collaborations, and shorts.His plays have been produced at theatres such as The Mark Taper ... view full profile

Matthew Wilson

Matthew Wilson

Matthew Wilson is a playwright, actor, and director whose plays In the Wreckage, Drowning of Thirst, and Radio Hysteria have all been produced in Chicago's thriving storefront theatre scene. His work "has an awful lot in common with great pop music, revealing essential human truths in a compact, catchy way" (Nick Green, Chicago Reader) and "reverberates with deep longing and anxiety" (Justin ... view full profile

Kelly Younger

Kelly Younger

Kelly Younger is an award-winning playwright with work staged off-Broadway, regionally, and internationally.New York's Irish Repertory Theatre commissioned Younger to write the stage adaptation of the novel Banished Children of Eveby Peter Quinn, the production of which ran off-Broadway Fall 2010. He is also the author of This World We Know (Winner, Firehouse Theatre Festival of New American ... view full profile

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