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Sunday, May 26, 2013

NYCPlaywrights June Play of the Month

Submissions are now closed for the NYCPlaywrights June 2013 Play of the Month.

The scripts will have readings/reviews by a group of NYCPlaywrights actors/writers on Wednesday, June 5 and the selected scripts will be announced shortly after.

We are looking for monologues - and we have specific monologues in mind. Your challenge is to send us a monologue (only one) that matches any one of these 4 monologue descriptions.

  1. Monologue #1 - for a female actor under 35. She's been mutually flirting with someone at work but just found out the person is  involved in a long-term relationship with someone else. 
  2. Monologue #2 - for a male actor under 35. He thinks his partner might be having an affair with a massage therapist. 
  3. Monologue #3 - for a female actor over 35. She's a college professor and tried marijuana for the first time. 
  4. Monologue #4 - for a male actor over 35. His partner wants to move to the suburbs but he likes the city. 

Except for the age, gender and basic premise, you can do anything you want with the character and their story - they can be LGBT or straight, any ethnicity, the story can be in any mood (comedic, tragic etc.)

The deadline is Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 11:59 PM EDT.

We will select up to four monologues and video-record them, and the videos will be posted (with author permission) to the NYCPlaywrights web site.


  • Send only one one-page monologue per author to info@nycplaywrights.org. The monologue can be no longer than 1 page. Yes, it's a challenge. Choose your words carefully. Edit and re-edit.
  • The script must be submitted by the author of the script, no agents or others may submit. 
  • The script submission should be sent by email, with the monologue itself as a file attached to the email. File format should be in either Microsoft Word (.doc) or pdf. Most preferable is .pdf (Portable Document Format) because it will retain your original script formatting. 
  • Make sure you have your name and your email address on the script. 
  • Monologues can be submitted by anybody, anywhere in the world, but must be primarily in English (a few non-English phrases are acceptable, but the phrases must include English translations in production notes or stage directions.) 
  • There is no fee for submission. 
  • There is no monetary compensation. 
  • The NYCPlaywrights selection decision is final and NYCPlaywrights reserves the right to select no monologues from those submitted. 
  • A monologue that has had a production is acceptable, although we prefer a new monologue written for this project. 
  • A monologue that has been published is not acceptable.
  • All rights will remain with the playwright. 
  • The selected monologues(s) will be video-recorded and posted during the summer of 2013.
  • Video recording(s) of the monologue(s) will be posted to the NYCPlaywrights YouTube account and from there embedded into the NYCPlaywrights blog. The playwright(s) will be asked to review the video recording and approve it before it is made public.
Any questions email info@nycplaywrights.org
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