A monologue writing and performance festival

October 2020

In this time of physical distancing, SOLOS is a festival for anyone to participate from wherever they currently are.

We placed a call for regional writers to submit original monologues, and were thrilled to receive over 40 submissions! From these submissions, a panel conducted a blind review of all entries and selected 12 monologues to be cast, filmed and shared with the public.

SOLOS was originally planned to be produced in August, but given the strong response and regional need for fall theater programming, SOLOS has been rescheduled to be the Guild’s premier fall theater offering. The monologues will be shared with our audiences in October! 

Our congratulations to the following writers for their selected works:

Becky Boling
Funereal Practice or Is This Really What You Had in Mind
Forwarding Address

Elizabeth Child
You Told Me

Marie Gery
Romance & Sister Mary Monica c. 1943

Amy Hastlett-Marroquin
My Grandmothers’ Voices

Christine Kallman
Listen. Do You Hear?
Something In My Hands

Dean Lamp
The Most Fun I Ever Had On Stage

Jean Manrique
Brain and Me

Morgynne MacDougall
You Don’t See Me

Marc Robinson

Alyssa Schwartz
Purple Skittles


Please notes dates are subject to change:

September 4-14: Call for Actors – visit this page again for details
Week of September 28: Filming performances (to be scheduled), under direction of Mishia Edwards
Week of October 5: Post-production work
October 9: All filmed monologues completed, and date to be announced for releasing the monologues on the Guild’s YouTube channel