Actors of colour need the best speeches to demonstrate their skills and hone their craft. Roberta Uno has carefully selected monologues that represent African-American, Native American, Latino, and Asian-American identities. Each monologue comes with an introduction and notes on the characters and stage directions to set the scene for the actor.
This new edition now includes more of the most exciting and accomplished playwrights to have emerged over the 15 years since the Monologues for Actors of Color books were first published, from new, cutting edge talent to Pulitzer winners.
Roberta Uno was the founding Artistic Director of the New WORLD Theater in Amherst, Massachusetts, a visionary institution dedicated to works by artists of color, having worked with legendary figures including James Baldwin, Alice Childress, Pearl Primus, and Gordon Heath. She was also a Professor of Directing and Dramaturgy at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Department of Theater. In 2002, Uno joined the Ford Foundation and is Senior Program Officer for Arts and Culture, in the Freedom of Expression unit of the Education, Creativity, and Free Expression program.
Monologues from: Against My Heart Ashes Before It Hits Home Bird in the Hand A Bowl of Beings A Branch of the Blue Nile The Brothers Size Cloud Tectonics The Colored Museum The Convert Death and the Maiden The Devil's Salt Disgraced The Doctor is Indian Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing Dutchman Education Is Our Right The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity The Gospel of Lovingkindness El Nogalar Fetch Clay Make Man Fetch Clay Make Man Fires in the Mirror Fish Head Soup Godiva Dates and One Night Stands