New Monologues Books Released for Men and Women

New plays often originate from monologues, and the Playwrights' Center of Minneapolis is the creative home for hundreds of playwrights whose work is produced throughout the country. Kristen Gandrow and Polly Carl work with these exciting dramatists each day, and they have collected a broad range of monologues by Center writers for you to perform and enjoy.

The work in The Playwrights' Center Monologues for Men and The Playwrights' Center Monologues for Women is finely crafted, entertaining, often poignant, and features the best playwriting in present-day American theater. Among the scores of playwrights are notables such as Carlyle Brown, Diane Glancy, Jeffrey Hatcher, Kira Obolensky, Naomi Wallace, and the prestigious Jerome and McKnight fellows of the Center—including its most intriguing new voices.

Whether you are an actor looking for fresh material for auditions of every length or a theatre student honing your technique, The Playwrights' Center Monologues showcases the amazing diversity and quality of contemporary American playwriting.

Kristen Gandrow is Director of New Play Development for the Playwrights' Center. She's been a dramaturg for festivals and productions throughout the country and Off-Broadway. She received an MA in creative nonfiction and an MFA in dramaturgy from the University of Iowa, where she participated in its Playwrights Workshop.

Polly K. Carl is Producing Artistic Director for the Playwrights' Center, where she oversees artistic programming, community and institutional development, and organizational finances. She has been with the Center for six years and received a PhD in Comparative Studies in Discourse and Society from the University of Minnesota.

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Monologues for Men - 0-325-00742-X / 2005 / 176pp / Trade Paper / $14.95
Monologues for Women - 0-325-00741-1 / 2005 / 224pp / Trade Paper / $16.95

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