HotHouse Theatre, La Trobe University and the Write Around the Murray festival are thrilled to announce the shortlist for SOLO Monologue competition.
More than 200 entries – the highest number received so far for the competition – came from all states and territories in Australia, South Africa, the UK and the US.
Judges said the monologues covered a range of subjects from serious to humourous.
Shortlisted entrants receive dramaturgical advice from award-winning playwright, Mary Rachel Brown. Between now and the performance of the monologues on Thursday 8 September, shortlisted writers can rewrite or fine tune their entries.
The competition carries a $500 prize for the winner of each of the three categories – unpublished/unperformed monologues; published/performed and monologues written by high school students.
High School: Jesslyn Santosa – Grace and the Melancholy; Rebecca Chami – Bananas; Brynnie Rafe – Girl on a Bus; Emily Stewart – A Character in Search of a Society.
Unpublished: Rod Mackay – Happy Hundred; Bruce Clark – Days of Death and Crawfords; Imogen McCluskey – Cissy in Charge; Mark Dessaix – No Title.
Published: Ben Walter – It’s All Happening Here; Carmel Lillis – Dumb Sums; Glen R Johns – Perfecting the Art of Flirting; Maura Pierlot – Tapping Out.
High School: Kate Moyle – Romeo and Juliet; Mathilda Humphries – Some Things Are to be Said.
Unpublished: Nick Corbett – Suffocation.
Published: Brendan Hogan – A Slow Death; Kate Rotherham – Hashtag; Michael Lill – The Same Page.