The Monologue Project announced today their online resource featuring 30 original monologues
from nationally recognized writers for theater is now available to the public.
Hosted by The Bishop Arts Theatre Center, The Monologue Projects online resource features
original works from such award-winning writers as Amy Evans, Pia Wilson, Charlayne Woodard,
Dominique Morisseau, Mfoniso Udofia, Cori Thomas and Chisa Hutchinson. Celebrating
Women of the African Diaspora and their impact on theater and the world, the monologues run
the gamut from intensely moving to fiercely funny.
By making these works available for free online as a resource, The Monologue Project aims to
increase the number of audition-length monologues for Women of the African Diaspora. Hearing
voices that have not been heard and providing greater opportunity for Women of the African
Diaspora will be of benefit to all.
Performances of The Monologue Project have taken place in Pittsburgh and Dallas over the last
year and have facilitated conversations on the essential role of black women in America by
joining in solidarity with the woman-driven activism of movements like Black Lives Matter. The
Monologue Project will have a performance in New York this July at the Dramatists Guild 2018
Participating Monologue Project Writers (in alphabetical order): Mando Alvarado, Chrystal
Bates, France-Luce Benson, N’Jameh Camara, Zina Camblin, Kia Corthron, Gethsemane
Herron-Coward, LeKeithia Dalcoe, William Duell, Kim El, Alesia Etinoff, Amy Evans, Rob
Florence, Imani Maryahm Harrington, Dave Harris, Yona Harvey, Chisa Hutchinson, Levi Jelks,
Christine Toy Johnson, Jewell McPherson, Dominique Morisseau, Ife Olujobi, Maxie
Rockymore, Bianca Sams, Daniel Talbott, Cori Thomas, Pamela Turner, Mfoniso Udofia, Bria
Walker, Keith Wallace, Amy Gijsbers van Wijk, Pia Wilson and Charlayne Woodard.
The Monologue Project is made possible through support from:
Advisory Committee Members: Siovhan Christensen, N’Jameh Camara, Ife Foy, Alexis Cash, Alesia
Etinoff, Sara Williams, Dominique Brock and Dave Harris.
Gab Cody, Pittsburgh Regional Representative for the Dramatists Guild
Teresa Coleman Wash, Executive Artistic Director, Bishop Arts Theatre Center
Seth Cotterman & Kyle Eberlein, Marketing and Communications, Brand It For Good!
Reginald Douglas, Artistic Producer of City Theater
Kyle Haden, Artistic Director, Ashland New Play Festival
About Bishop Arts Theatre Center (BATC):
The Bishop Arts Theatre Center is an award winning, multicultural, multi-discipline theatre that offers a full
season of theatrical performances, jazz concerts, speakers series and year round arts education
programs. Based in Dallas, Texas, the mission of the organization is to cultivate a diverse and vibrant arts
community while creating opportunities for local and emerging artists through performances and
education. Each year, the BATC impacts over 50,000 people nationwide.
For more information about The Monologue Project and the Bishop Arts Theatre Center click here.