Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Monologue Mania Day #1091 Year Four Approaches by Janet S. Tiger (c) Feb. 7, 2017

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Monologue Mania Day #1091 Year Four Approaches by Janet S. Tiger (c) Feb. 7, 2017
                           Year Four Approaches
                                      (Not really)   A monologue by
                                                    by Janet S. Tiger)

I still remember the first month of this mania - monologue mania that is!  How could I write one monologue a day, let alone a WHOLE MONTH!  Was I crazy?  Well, the obvious answer is now very clear - YES.

As I approached 30, I was amazed.  I could do it.  I could get to 100.....and if I could do that, then 200 and 300....and then, a year.

That was the original goal.  Called by a dear friend (Jonathan - may he rest in peace, hope you're reading these still!) an almost Herculean task, I think the almost can be dropped now.

Three years.  365 x 3 = One thousand ninety five plus one for leap year - 1096 monologues.  Oh, yeah, I hear the Guinness World Book people complaining-  it's not REALLY 1096!  Some of the days you REPEATED a monologue!  And other days you did ONE-ACTS!  So the three years is FAKE NEWS!

Well, my comment for them is...SO WHAT?  If the news stations can print all types of inaccuracies, why can't I count one-acts as several days of monologues?  In the interest of countering these doubters, I bring forth the following archival details - over this 3 years, I have completed the following one-acts -

Breeding Grounds (which got first place in two different contests! one for the shorter and one for the longer version)
Day Job (another first place)
Sitting Shiva
Two Sisters
The Last Boat
Locker Room Changes (performed at 24 Hr Thing 2016)
God's Coffee Shop (performed at 24 Hr Thing 2014)
Too Much of a Good Thing
Crime (performed in Florida)
Mug Collection
Not So Fast!  (Honorable Mention in a contest)

two full lengths - Caregivers Anonymous (over 60 monologues)
                           - Book of Teas

a movie-  the Cantor's Theme

and have started the following plays -
Seeds of Doubt
The Devil Comes to River Bend
Senior Channel
Osculation (Love and Math in the Time of Chemistry)
I Can Wait
Ben (Franklin)
Coffee Shop of Fools
The Ringmaster
Promises Kept
Legend of the Donut Shop Diamonds
Donut Shop Diaries
Radio Row (play and movie)
Crime (full-length version)
The Queen's Party
Where's My Thank You Note?
Real World Science
Respect for the Ocean
Tempted Murder

some TV shows-
Pirate Daze
After the Horse (the Other Side of the Table)

and the following movies -
Operation Firefly
It's a Wonderful Life Insurance Policy!
An Oscar for Olivia
Uncle Ant

Have also accumulated holiday monologues for a book - dozens that cover the whole year of holidays!

And I have missed a few - and there are duplicates - the goal being to have one year of monologues where every day is a very good monologue.  Goals that might take years.....but I can keep trying!

Why do this?  Why continue for all these years?  The answer - because it's there.  Oh, wait, that's the mountain (which I will never climb)  No, maybe the answer is...why not?

Now, as a fellow writer said so accurately - 'They can't all be gems!'  (which I turned into a monologue itself on Day # 447  )  but many of these have been successful, and I am ready to admit a frightening reality -  I am crazy.

          (I turn to leave, then stop and look back)

But no matter what......I plan to keep going.

          (So I do not exit  - and my work stays on the stage.  Definitely not the end.....yet!)

To my faithful followers - thanks for reading - and for your insightful comments!  
Looking forward to another great year!
Note: A few words about 'free' -  all these monologues are protected under copyright law and are free to read, free to perform and video as long as no money is charged. Once you charge admission or a donation, or include my work in an anthology, you need to contact me for royalty 
Janet S. Tiger    858-736-6315                CaregiversAnon.org
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