The first collection of its kind, The Oberon Book of Queer Monologues chronicles over one hundred years of queer and trans performance.
Combining stage plays with spoken word and performance art, this anthology features over forty extracts from some of the most exciting stage works in the English-speaking world. It is an essential tool for artists seeking monologues for auditions or training; a comprehensive guide through the hidden histories of queer theatre; and a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Curated by award-winning artist Scottee, it features work from artists including Neil Bartlett, Mae West, Emma Donoghue, Split Britches, Chris Goode and Travis Alabanza.
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28 June 2018
Foreword 1900s - 1950s 1907 Asch The God of Vengeance 1916 Grimke Rachel 1927 West The Drag 1952 Ackland Absolute Hell 1958 Gellert Quaint Honour 1960s - 1980s 1964 Orton The Ruffian on the Stair 1966 Dyer Staircase 1979 Sherman Bent 1980 Chambers Last Summer at Bluefish Cove 1986 Daniels Neaptide 1990s 1990 Arcade Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore! 1991 Kushner Angels in America 1992 Boakye Boy with Beer 1993 Donoghue I Know My Own Heart 1994 Split Britches You're Just Like My Father 1996 Ravenhill Shopping and Fucking 1998 Son Stop Kiss 1998 Wade/Waters Tipping the Velvet 1998 Bridgforth the bull-jean stories 2000s 2000 Kotak Hijra 2003 Lobel BALL 2006 Adebayo Moj of the Antarctic 2007 Bartlett Helpless 2007 Woo Woman of Mass Destruction 2009 Darley Tuesdays at Tesco's 2009 Morrison Ringside 2010s 2010 Beadle-Blair FIT 2014 Scottee The Worst of Scottee 2015 Franko B Insignificant 2016 Skilbeck JOAN 2016 Hoyle My Global Agenda 2016 Bartlett Stella 2016 Cash The HIV Monologues 2016 Thompson Chewing the Fat 2017 Alabanza O/B/S/T/A/C/L/E 2017 Poet Adam 2017 Clifford Eve 2017 Ward Five Encounters... 2017 Gerald FADoubleGOT 2017 Silverman Collective Rage 2017 Goode Jubilee