A collection of funny, dark, and disturbing monologues by award winning playwright Daniel Guyton. Perfect for actors, students, and actors pretending to be students. Some monologues may not be suitable for children under 17.
**Winner of the 2001 Short Play Award at the Kennedy Center/ACTF Festival, Region II.** Also, winner of the Northwest Zone High School Drama Festival's Best Production, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Sound Awards in 2008 (BC, Canada). 15-year old Julie runs away from home to escape her abusive, alcoholic father, her desperately happy mother, and her autistic younger brother, only to find herself "knocked up" by her 22-old Latino boyfriend, harassed by her older sister, and shunned by her Born-Again Christian friend. But, when she contemplates abortion, that's when the play gets really funny. Mature audiences only.
Border Work, Living Experiences, and Social Justice
Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber
Publisher: Lexington Books
Delving into discourse traditionally silenced by the Catholic hierarchy, this edited collection observes the ways in which patriarchal structures often hinder women's advancement within Catholic institutions of higher learning. The contributors describe their own conflicts and successes in their attempts to negotiate their academic careers and personal lives in the context of the clash between secular and Catholic patriarchal values. The contributors suggest concrete steps toward social justice for women who teach and work in Catholic higher education.
During the last two decades, African American writers have emerged as a distinct and dominant force in world literature. This reference book offers lively, concise, and current information about the lives and imaginative works of 79 contemporary African American novelists. Each of the alphabetically arranged entries begins with a biographical sketch of the author, offers a judicious critical assessment of the author's major works, provides a representative sample of the critical responses the author's books have elicited, and concludes with a selected bibliography that lists the author's publications as well as useful secondary material. Included are entries for major figures, such as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, James Baldwin, and Ralph Ellison, but many noteworthy young writers also receive the attention they deserve. Forty-one of the 79 writers discussed are women, and roughly a dozen of the novelists have identified themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Intended for students and advanced scholars alike, the volume is sophisticated yet accessible to a wide audience.
This engaging text helps teachers learn how to motivate teenagers to become life-long readers. It offers a comprehensive, reader-friendly introduction to young adult literature framed within a rich literary, historical, and social context. It also provides teachers with criteria for evaluating books of all genres, from poetry and nonfiction to mysteries, science fiction, and horror. Coverage of timely issues, such as pop culture and mass media, help teachers connect with students' lives outside the classroom.