PLAYS

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Elly Award Winner, Best Original Script
Elly Award Winner, Best Original Production
Cast: 7 women, 3 men
Casting: Multicultural/Multi-Generational Cast
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy
Tags + Themes: LGBTQ, Aliens, Nebraska, Rural Life,
Bipolar, Pregnancy, Lust, Large Cast
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Monologues: Derek + Judy
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press
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Cast: 6 women, 2 men
Casting: Multicultural/Multi-Generational Cast
Genre: Comedy/Teen
Tags + Themes: Catholic, Boarding School, Religion, Coming-of-Age
Audience: High School
Monologue: Alisha
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press
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Print Edition + Kindle Edition
Cast: 4 women, 2 men
Casting: Multicultural/Multi-Generational Cast
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy
Tags + Themes: Southern, Florida, Immigration, Cuba,
Gender Roles, Marriage, Single Mother
Audience: Adult Subject Matter
Monologues: Marie + Marie (second monologue)
Production Rights: JAC Publishing + Promotions
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Cast: 3 women
Casting: Multicultural Cast
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy
Tags + Themes: African-American, Gender Roles. Feminism,
Women's History, Women's Rights, Civil Rights, Marriage, 
Friendship, Small Cast, All-Female Cast
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Monologues: Venita + Sarah
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press
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Print Edition + Kindle Edition
Cast: 2 men
Casting: One role is written for a Latino actor
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy/Romance
Tags + Themes: LGBTQ, Relationships, Coming Out, Dating,
Gender Roles, Love, Small Cast, All-Male Cast
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Monologues: Christopher + Marco
Production Rights: JAC Publishing + Promotions
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Elly Award Winner, Best Original Script
Cast: 2 women, 1 man
Casting: Two characters are in their teens
Genre: Drama/Teen
Tags + Themes: Friendship, AIDS, Death, Dying,
Religion, Small Cast
Audience: High School + Adult Subject Matter
Monologue: William
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press
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Print Edition
Cast: 7 women, 3 men
Casting: Multicultural/Multi-Generational Cast
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy/Romance
Tags + Themes: Italian, New York, Love, Large Cast
Audience: High School
Production Rights: Brooklyn Publishers

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Cast: 2 men
Casting: Movement and dance pieces
Genre: Drama/Romance
Tags + Themes: LGBTQ, Relationships, Love,
Dance, Death, Dying, Grief, All-Male Cast
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press
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ONE-ACT PLAYS 

Print Edition
Cast: 6 women, 1 man
Casting: Multicultural Cast
Genre: Comedy/Parody/Satire
Tags + Themes: Fame, Academy Awards, Hollywood, Racism
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Production Rights: Playscripts, Inc.

Print Edition
Cast: 2 women, 1 man (characters are teens)
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy/Teen
Tags + Themes: High School, Dating, Coming-of-Age,
Mothers + Daughters, Infidelity, Small Cast
Audience: High School/Adult Subject Matter
Production Rights: Playscripts, Inc.

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Official Selection, NYC 15-Minute Play Festival
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are teens)
Genre: Teen/Drama
Tags + Themes: Runaway, Suicide, Simple Set
Audience: High School/Adult Subject Matter
Monologue: Girl
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press
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Official Selection, Spectrum: LGBT New Play Festival
Official Selection, Playcrafters Fringe Festival
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Cast: 2 men (characters are teens)
Genre: Drama/Teen
Tags + Themes: LGBTQ, Relationships, Homophobia,
Rural Life, All Male Cast, Simple Set
Audience: High School/Adult Subject Matter
Monologue: Harley
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press
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Winner, Carrie McCray Literary Award, Best Stage Play
Cast: 2 women (characters are in their 50's)
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy
Tags + Themes: Women, Friendships, Regrets, Secrets,
Nostalgia, Southern, All-Female Cast, Simple Set
Audience: Adult Subject Matter
Monologues: Judy + Olivia
Production Rights: JAC Publishing + Promotions
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Print Edition + Kindle Edition
Cast: 2 women
Casting: Multicultural/Multi-Generational Cast
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: Alzheimer's, Friendship, Age, Nostalgia,
Fame, Growing Old, Simple Set, All-Female Cast
Audience: Adult Subject Matter
Production Rights: JAC Publishing + Promotions
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Winner, World AIDS Day Writing Contest, Best Stage Play
Cast: 2 women (characters are in their 60's)
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: AIDS, Family, Grief, Friendship,
Simple Set, All-Female Cast
Audience: Adult Subject Matter
Production Rights: JAC Publishing + Promotions
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Print Edition + Kindle Edition
Includes the plays Bracelets and Boyfriends,
Don't Mention It, and False Hopes
Tags + Themes: All-Female Casts, Simple Sets
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Production Rights: JAC Publishing + Promotions
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Cast: 3 women
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: Corporate Life, Marriage, Motherhood,
Gender Roles, Sisters, Pregnancy, Simple Set 
All-Female Cast
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Monologue: Nicole
Production Rights: JAC Publishing + Promotions
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FRACTURED
Digital Copy
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are in their 20's)
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: Obsession, Dating, Relationships, College,
LGBTQ, Coming Out, 1960's
Audience: College/Adult Subject Matter
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Monologue: Wendy
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

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Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are in their 40's)
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: Marriage, Infidelity, Murder, Mythology,
Adaptation, Gender Roles
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press
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Official Selection, The Chicago Director's Festival
Cast: 2 women, 2 men (characters are in their 20's)
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: Adaptation, Feminism, Dating,
Relationships, Independence
Audience: College/Adult Subject Matter
Monologues: Daniel + Margaret + Bridgette
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press
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IT'S A PLEASURE TO BE SAD
Digital Copy
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are teens)
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: 1960's, Depression, Classism, Los Angeles,
Dating, High School
Audience: High School
Read an Excerpt
Monologue: Cathy
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

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Winner, Slam Boston Award, Best Play
Official Selection, DC Queer Theatre Festival (Washington, D.C.)
Official Selection, Queer Shorts (Madison, Wisconsin)
Official Selection, Plays to Make Us Think (Los Angeles)
Official Selection, Stage This, Too! (NYC)
Official Selection, Short Play Lab (NYC)
Cast: 2 men (characters are teens)
Cast: One role is written for a Latino actor
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy/Teen
Tags + Themes: LGBTQ, Dating, First Love, Romance,
Coming Out, All-Male Cast
Audience: High School/Adult Subject Matter
Monologue: Alex
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press
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Film adaptation directed by Sam Wagner
Official Selection, Short Stories 8: Urban View (NYC)
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: LGBTQ, Marriage, Infidelity, Murder,
Suicide, Grief, Simple Set
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press
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LET'S NOT CONFUSE THE SITUATION
Digital Copy
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy
Tags + Themes: Dating, Relationships
Audience: Adult Subject Matter
Monologue: Janessa
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Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press


NO BOYS ALLOWED
Digital Copy
Cast: 4 woman (characters are teens)
Casting: Multicultural Cast
Genre: Drama/Teen
Tags + Themes: Death, Dying, Grief, Friendship, High School,
All-Female Cast
Audience: High School
Read an Excerpt
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

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Official Selection, The Mid-America Dramatists Lab (Chicago)
Official Selection, Summer One Act Series (NYC)
Official Selection, Kingsborough Community College Festival (Brooklyn)
Featured in The Best Stage Scenes of 2000
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are teens)
Casting: Roles are written for Latino/Latina actors
Genre: Drama/Teen
Tags + Themes: Suicide, Pregnancy, Death, Dying,
Grief, High School, Dating, Urban Life, Simple Set
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press
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A RUM CAKE FOR RITA
Digital Copy
Cast: 2 women
Casting: One role is written for a black actress
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: 1960's, Vietnam War, Racism, Marriage,
Family, Death, Grief, Christmas, All-Female Cast
Audience: High School + Up
Read an Excerpt
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

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Cast: 4 women, 2 men (most characters are teens)
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy/Teen
Tags + Themes: Southern, Family Life, Decisions,
Rural Life, Mothers + Daughters
Audience: Adult Subject Matter
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press
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THERE IS NO "D" IN REVENGE
(Original Title: That Bitch Brenda Stole My Lip Gloss)
Cast: 2 women
Casting: Both characters are teenagers.
Genre: Seriocomic/Dramedy
Tags + Themes: High School, Mean Girls, 
Lesbian, Coming Out, Friendship
All-Female Cast, 10 Minute Play, Simple Set
Audience: High School + Up
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press

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Casting: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are in their 20's)
Genre: Drama
Tags + Themes: Addiction, Relationships, Domestic Violence,
Suicide, Obsession, Death
Audience: Adult Language + Subject Matter
Production Rights: Blue Dasher Press
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Print Edition
Cast: 1 woman, 1 man (characters are teens)
Genre: Drama/Teen
Tags + Themes: High School, Unrequited Love, First Crush,
Misfit, Coming-of-Age, Simple Set
Audience: High School
Production Rights: Brooklyn Publishers
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MONOLOGUE COLLECTION

Available exclusively on Kindle
Includes 121 monologues from 32 widely
produced and published stage plays.

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PLAYS BY CATEGORY

10-Minutes or Less

All-Female Cast

All-Male Cast

Award-Winning

Comedy

Drama

Duets (plays that feature roles for two actors)

Festival Favorites
Fractured - New
Large Cast (plays that require a cast of more than six actors)
LGBTQ Plays (plays with LGBTQ characters and/or related themes)

Multicultural (plays with diverse characters and/or related themes)
Seriocomic
Simple Sets
Teenagers (plays featuring characters in high school)
Twenty-Something (plays featuring college-age characters)
Fractured - New

World Premiere Available (plays that have not been produced yet)

PURCHASING + PRODUCING STAGE PLAYS BY DAVID-MATTHEW BARNES

Rights for the following stage plays are licensed by Playscripts, Inc.:

And the Winner Is...
Are You All Right in There?

Rights for the following stage plays are licensed by Brooklyn Publishers:

Temporary Heroes (also licensed by Heuer Publishing)
Unrequited

Rights for the following stage plays are licensed by JAC Publishing:

Bracelets and Boyfriends
Clean
Don't Mention It
False Hopes
Pensacola
Sloe Gin Fizz

Rights for the following plays are licensed by Blue Dasher Press.

Baby in the Basement
Better Places to Go
Boxcar
A Darling Among the Maidens
Fractured
Hour Glass
I Ate Lunch Alone Today
It's a Pleasure to Be Sad
Johnny Ramirez Really Want to Kiss Me
Just Before the Drop
Let's Not Confuse the Situation
No Boys Allowed
Number 76
A Rum Cake for Rita
Sky Lines
Somebody's Baby
Stay
There is No "D" in Revenge
Threnody
We Never Made it to Paris

LINKS
Amazon Author Page (France)
Amazon Author Page (Germany)
Amazon Author Page (Japan)
Amazon Author Page (UK)
Amazon Author Page (USA)
Blue Dasher Press (Publisher)
Bold Strokes Books (Publisher)
Brooklyn Publishers (Publisher)
Heuer Publishing (Publisher)
JAC Publishing (Publisher)
PayHip Store
Performer Stuff (Publisher)
Playscripts (Publisher)
Smith & Kraus (Publisher)
Wikipedia Page

INTERVIEWS

Read the Script Corner interview with David-Matthew on winning the Best Short Screenplay award for 'Boxcar' at the 2017 New Renaissance Film Festival in Amsterdam.

Read an interview with David-Matthew and Dutch filmmaker Coen Haver about their collaboration on Boxcar.

Read the Performer Stuff interview with David-Matthew on playwriting.

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