Monologues

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Suzanne Bocanegra by John Haskell
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By casting actors to perform as herself, Bocanegra considers “the nature of presentation itself.” Lili Taylor stars in her Farmhouse/Whorehouse at BAM’s Next Wave Festival this December.

Becca Blackwell’s They, Themself and Schmerm by Amber Power
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It’s Corey Haim here—‘80s heartthrob, teen idol, and tragic girlish boy next door. What’s up, Schmerm?

Paper Clip #15

Paper Clip is a weekly compilation of online articles, artifacts and other—old, new, and sometimes BOMB-related.

The Cruise—a floating audio film by eteam by Sabine Russ
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Russ follows the instructions of The Cruise, a “floating audio film,” which directs its listeners to follow Maja Sweeney on a monologue through the mind.

Wallace Shawn’s The Fever
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Wallace Shawn’s Traveler is sick with fever, wedged between the sink and the toilet in an unnamed hotel located in an undisclosed country after a civil war. Borges’s time labyrinth imbues the atmosphere;

John Haskell’s I am not Jackson Pollock by Betsy Sussler

In his debut book I am not Jackson Pollock, John Haskell shapes his performative impersonations of characters from Joan of Arc to Topsy the elephant into short stories with the character development of an actor and the writing skill of a novelist.

Danny Hoch’s Jails, Hospitals, and Hip Hop by Mark Magill
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Danny Hoch hauled his one-man entourage to the room upstairs at PS122 for a solo performance of Jails, Hospitals, and Hip-Hop.

Linda Hill by Anney Bonney
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When the curtain rises on writer/performer Linda Hill, the metaphoric veil we call normal awareness goes with it.

John Leguizamo by Stanley Moss
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“Things are changing, and I think Hispanic people are making it change, and I’m going to do my best to make it change, you know? Not just sit back and wait for things to happen, ‘cause they’re not going to happen by themselves.”

Penny Arcade by Allen Frame
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Channeling New York’s most notorious divas, Penny Arcade reveals the inspiration and connection she finds from her subjects.

Spalding Gray by Karry Kammer
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Notorious for his intensely personal monologues, much of Spalding Gray’s material was drawn directly from his personal life. He discusses how being “tattle-tale Gray” affected his career as he eats smoked scallops on the beach with Karry Kammer.

Robbie by Sinclair Beiles

Robbie: There! Go for it. 

Rain Devils by Rosemary Moore
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Tracy Lusk, 40, is speaking to her son, Bradley Aaron, 17, in a dark musky living room. 

Monologues for the Stage from “Sounds in the Distance” by David Wojnarowicz

Sometimes when I’m walking through the streets I want my fingernails to grow long and hard so I can make scratches in the sidewalks;

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