Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Monologue Project - An Evening of Performance and Activism

The Monologue Project invites you to a special event that celebrates Women of the African Diaspora and their impact on theater and the world.

Charlayne Woodard Credit: Courtesy Photo
Join us for an afternoon of performance and activism. Writers from across the nation including such luminaries as Amy Evans, Pia Wilson, Charlayne Woodard, Dominique Morisseau, Mfoniso Udofia, Cori Thomas and Chisa Hutchinson have contributed audition-length monologues to this event, many of them original.

Professional and student actors will perform the monologues, which span the gamut from intensely moving to intensely funny. Theater makers: Don't miss this opportunity to meet a talented pool of Pittsburgh performers.

Hosted by:

• Advisory Committee: 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
• Reginald Douglas, Artistic Producer of City Theater
• Kyle Haden, Director and Assistant Professor at CMU
• Teresa Coleman Wash, Bishop Arts Theatre Center

We believe hearing voices that have not been heard and providing greater opportunity for Women of the African Diaspora will be of benefit to all. The Monologue Project aims to increase the number of audition-length monologues available to Women of the African Diaspora. We acknowledge those women who have already contributed to this canon and who have paved the way for other writers and actors.

We join in solidarity with the woman-driven activism of movements like Black Lives Matter, acknowledging the essential role of black women in America. The event will be followed by a discussion and call-to-action. Please follow up for a list of panelists and speakers.
Kia Corthron Credit: Courtesy Photo

Performances will be scheduled for other cities including New York and Los Angeles. After these performances conclude, the monologues will be free and available for use online.

WHEN: Saturday May 6th, 2pm
WHERE: University of Pittsburgh, Charity Randall Theatre
TICKETS: Free and open to the public, please RSVP to

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, Cori Thomas, Pamela Turner, Mfoniso Udofia, Keith Wallace, Amy Gijsbers van Wijk, Pia Wilson and Charlayne Woodard.

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