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.
Selected monologues from: after all of the terrible things I do Aftermath Another Part of the House Becoming Cuba Blues for Mr Charlie Butterfly Cafe Vida Cafe Vida Calling Aphrodite China Doll Come Down Burning Contigo The Convert Dark Cowgirls and Prairie Queens Do Lord Remember Me Doin' Time: Through the Visiting Glass Fati's Last Dance Fetch Clay Make Man Firebird Tattoo Fish Head Soup Flyin' West The Frybread Queen The Gospel of Lovingkindness Guapa Half Lives The Happiest Song Plays Last HappyFlowerNail HappyFlowerNail Heroes and Saints How Else Am I Supposed to Know I'm Still Alive In the Continuum In the Red and Brown Water Last Dance Lidless A Life in Knots A Local Perspective Long Time Since Yesterday Marisol Mariela in the Desert Miss Lead The Mountaintop N(E)IG(H)G(BO)ERS A Nice Indian Boy Night over Erzinga R.A.W The Rez Sisters Roosters Ruined Sabra Falling The Sarimanok Travels Smart People Some People Someday Songs of the Dragon Flying to Heaven Standoff at Hwy#37 The Strength of Indian Women Sunset Baby The Talk Trajectory of a Heart, Fractured Twilight Unfinished Women Cry in No Man's Land While a Bird Dies in a Gilded Cage Unmerciful Good Fortune Wine in the Wilderness Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light The Women of Tu-Na House The World of Extreme Happiness