The Monologue Project (TMP) is an online resource featuring 30 original monologues from nationally recognized writers for the theater is now available to the public. TMP aims to increase the number of audition-length monologues for Women of the African Diaspora and celebrate their impact on theater and the world. We join in solidarity with the woman-driven activism of movements like Black Lives Matter, acknowledging the essential role of black women in America. We also acknowledge those women who have already contributed to this canon and who have paved the way for other writers and actors.

Participating TMP Playwrights include (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, Yvette Heyliger, Chisa Hutchinson, Levi Jelks, Christine Toy Johnson, Jewell McPherson, Dominique Morisseau, Ife Olujobi, Maxie Rockymore, Bianca Sams, Mark Southers, Daniel Talbott, Cori Thomas, Pamela Turner, Mfoniso Udofia, Bria Walker, Keith Wallace, Amy Gijsbers van Wijk, Pia Wilson, and Charlayne Woodard.


Advisory Committee for The Monologue Project:
Dominque Brock, N’Jameh Camara, Alexis Cash, Siovhan Christensen, Alesia Etinoff, Ife Foy,
Sara Williams, Seth Cotterman


Organizing Partners:
Gab Cody
Pittsburgh Regional Representative for the Dramatists Guild of America
Reginald Douglas
Artistic Director, City Theatre
Kyle Haden
Artistic Director, Ashland New Play Festival
Teresa Coleman Wash
Executive Artistic Director, Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Playwrights and Monolgoues

Mando Alvarado
Monologue: Gina

Chrystal Bate

Monologue: FUBU Excerpts

France-Luce Benson
Monologue: 3 Monologues

Gesthemane Herron
Monologue: Heifer

Yvette Heyliger
Monologue: What Are Those?

Dominique Morisseau
Monologue: Jezelle the Gazelle

Maxie Rockymore
Monologue: Isabelle

Mfoniso Udofia
Monologue: Idara

Amy Gijsbers van Wijk
Monologue: Sonja