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  • Monday, September 18, 2023
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom


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featuring the writers of the IWWG Summer Conference Play Lab 2023:

New Monologues for the Stage by Women

  • Please note: This is not the order of show

  1. Tanya Ko Hong, Comfort Woman, performed by Sol Kim 
  2. Doris Mahaffey, Imagine This, performed by Franci DuMar
  3. Grace Calder, Fear Less, performed by Jamila Capitman
  4. Veronica Picone, I Couldn’t Tell You, performed by Jamila Capitman
  5. Autumn Stephens, Rootbound, performed by Phyllis Rittner
  6. Eve Kerrigan – Trick or Treat, performed by Tonya Quillen
  7. Jules Knowlton, The Meadow, performed by Franci DuMar

IWWG is proud to host two special theatrical events showcasing new short monologues by women writers of the 2023 IWWG Summer Conference Play Lab produced by Kelly DuMar. These new monologues for the stage will be performed by seasoned actors during a Zoom event, free and open to all to attend.

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 these new stage monologues by women writers. This intimate and powerful experience presents writing by class participants––read by actors––as 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 - although donations are always welcome! 

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