One-Act Plays and Performance Monologues

Author: Robin Rice

One-Act Plays and Performance Monologues

Description: Two short comedies and two performance monologues about strong, fascinating women who have colored the world’s landscape from the 19th Century to the present.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2014
Date Added: 3/1/2015
Content Advisory:
1 Act, 45 Minutes
5 Females, 3 Males

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Keywords: Biographies · Comedy · Coming of Age · Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Families · Feminism · Gender and Sexuality · Historical · Large Cast Size · Many Locations · Mostly Female Characters · Naturalism/Realism · Politics · Pop Culture · Protests · Romance · Sex · Social Issues · Solo Play · Surrealism/Absurdism · Women

This play is in the following collections: Women 365 Project

Original Production Information

Productions as noted with the following cast and crew:

SAVE THE TURKEY! at New Jersey Repertory Company in The Second Annual Theatre Brut Festival of Short Plays, Long Branch, NJ. 2005

Mr. Farmer: David Volin
Tom: Kenny Wade Marshall
Henrietta: Susan G. Bob
Martha Stewart: Lily Mercer
Director: John FitzGibbon

SQUEEZING PAPAYAS – Workshop production in Portals 3: New and Improved Short Plays, at Polaris North Theatre, NYC. 2002

Sasha Montenegro: Karen Thibodeaux
Jose Lopez Portillo: Tom Barbour
Director: Judy Golden.

ALICE DEFENDS HER PASSION – Excerpted from full-length play ALICE IN BLACK AND WHITE produced at the Kentucky Center, Looking for Lilith Theatre Company, Louisville, KY. 2013

Alice Austen: Jennifer Thalman Kepler
Director: Kathi E.B. Ellis