The Methuen Drama Book of Queer Monologues (Paperback)
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.
Scottee's work is often about outsiderness; race, sexuality, class, age and gender, creating spaces where the perceived underdog is celebrated. In 2010 Scottee won the title of Time Out Performer of the Year and in 2015 he was included on Independent's Rainbow List as one of Britain's most influential LGBTQI+ people.