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The Kilroys List, Vol. 1: 97 Monologues and Scenes by Female and Trans Playwrights

The Kilroys List, Vol. 1: 97 Monologues and Scenes by Female and Trans Playwrights
Your Price: $25.95 CDN
Edited by: The Kilroys
Foreword by: Paula Vogel
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 288
Pub. Date: 2017
ISBN-10: 1559365358
ISBN-13: 9781559365352

About the Book:

A groundbreaking collection of monologues based on the advocacy work of The Kilroys, a theater collective formed to encourage more stage productions of work by women.

The Kilroys List, Volume One contains 97 monologues for both male and female actors, all from a list of plays based on The Kilroys' national survey of hundreds of professional artistic directors, literary managers, professors, producers, directors, and dramaturgs. Members of The Kilroys act as facilitators throughout the process but do not recommend plays for "The List", which serves as a resource for producers and theatres committed to gender parity.

Not your typical book of monologues, this collection embodies the mission of The Kilroys, an advocacy group founded in Los Angeles in 2013 by women theatre producers and playwrights, dedicated to taking action in the face of gender disparity in American Theatre. The Kilroys' motto is "We Make Trouble and Plays"

In 2014, The Kilroys released their first annual List survey in response to systemic gender bias in theatre programming. The vetted collection of industry-recommended works was designed to bring worthy plays by women, trans, and non-binary playwrights to the forefront of the American theater conversation.

The collection The Kilroys List, Volume One: 97 Monologues and Scenes by Female and Trans Playwrights includes monologues and scenes from ALL plays selected for The List in 2014 and 2015:

• The book features a foreword by Paula Vogel, winner of the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for her play How I Learned to Drive
The List 2014-2015, from which the monologues are taken, includes such award-winning, talented, and recognizable contemporary female playwrights as Lynn Nottage, Mona Mansour, Hansol Jung, and Clare Barron
• An essential reference guide for women's theatrical organizations, feminist reading groups, theatrical studies, and contemporary theatre students and organizations

What people say:

"And at last there are The Kilroys. A group of kick-ass theatre artists who declare there is no excuse, in the twenty-first century, for producers and artistic directors to insist they cannot find women or women of color in the field. The incredible Kilroys List makes visible proof that there are infinite playworlds of which our current pipelines can only dream. The Kilroys have amassed writers aplenty to fill hundreds of pipelines." — Paula Vogel, from her Foreword

"The superheroines of the theater are back--and better and bolder than ever." — Backstage

"These plays have been developed and vetted for artistic excellence; they just happen to possess the added bonus of representing a voice that's currently being underproduced. It's part of a larger movement to say: There's an embarrassment of riches here." — Sheila Callaghan for The Kilroys

"The Kilroys are not only taking action to flip the script for women in theater and achieve parity – or better – on America's storied stages, but also celebrating the voices of women who just need a venue to be heard." — Ms. Magazine

About the Author:

The Kilroys are a collective of playwrights and producers in Los Angeles who advocate for the visibility of women playwrights in theatre. Founded in 2013, The Kilroys are named after the iconic graffiti tag "Kilroy Was Here" that was first left by WWII soldiers in unexpected places, a playfully subversive way of making their presence known. The members include Zakiyyah Alexander, Bekah Brunstetter, Sheila Callaghan, Carla Ching, Annah Feinberg, Sarah Gubbins, Laura Jacqmin, Joy Meads, Kelly Miller, Meg Miroshnik, Daria Polatin, Tanya Saracho, and Marisa Wegrzyn.

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