Jimmy! by Sharon B., performed by Tonya Quillen
Texting in a New Age, by Carol Pranschke, performed by Phyllis Rittner
Monologue (Title TBD) by Harry Mishkin, performed by Harry Mishkin
Mother’s Day Rebel, by Maureen Dolan, performed by Phyllis Rittner
Recalling Yesterday, by Barbara Brewster Lewis, performed by Tonia Pinheiro
The Magnificence of Breath, by Jeanne Vargas, performed by Lida McGirr
The Letter, by CD Ybarra, performed by performed by Franci DuMar
The TLAN Fall Play Lab, led by Kelly DuMar, is proud to host a special theatrical event, showcasing Voices for Healing and Transformation.
On Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023, 7-8:30 p.m. Eastern, writers from the Your Memoir As Monologue Fall Webinar for TLAN will present new monologues for the stage, performed by actors. This is a free event, all welcome!
In writing monologues for the stage, a story begins as words on the page. The next stage of development is to have the monologue performed by an actor in front of an audience. In this monologue showcase, class participants who have been developing monologues over six weeks will have the chance to see their writing performed by an actor for an audience––you.
Stella Adler called theater the “seeing place”––the place we come to see the truth about our lives and social situation. Oscar Wilde called theater “the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” And August Wilson was, “fascinated by the idea of an audience as a community of people who gather willingly to bear witness.” We invite you, our audience, to share in making dynamic theater with us, by being present for this showcase of brand new stage monologues. This intimate and powerful experience is part of the critical page-to-stage development process that all new plays need. Please join us, and share the vitality of your presence and your witness as our much-appreciated audience.
This evening of staged readings is free and open to the public and will take place via the online video conferencing platform Zoom. A link to the show will be sent out the day before the event.
Featuring monologues by members of the Play Lab 2023, including:
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