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Friday, November 29, 2013

NYCPlaywrights January 2014 Play of the Month

NYCPlaywrights is seeking one-page monologues for its January 2014 Play of the Month.

The theme: I want something from you.

The speaker and the addressee of the monologue can be any age, gender, ethnicity, etc. and the something that is wanted can be anything, but the monologue must express the theme of "I want something from you."
NOTE: The theme is I want something from YOU.  The theme is not "she wants something from me" or "he wants something from them" etc. The monologue must be addressed TO the entity from whom the monologue speaker wants something.
Monologues that don't meet the theme will be discarded.

The deadline is Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.

We will select one monologue and video-record it, and the video will be posted (with author permission) to the NYCPlaywrights web site.


  • Send only one 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. 
  • The author of the selected monologue will be awarded $20. 
  • 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 monologue will be video-recorded and posted during January - February 2014.
  • The video recording of the monologue will be posted to the NYCPlaywrights YouTube account and from there embedded into the NYCPlaywrights blog. The playwright 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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