On-Demand starting May 1 – 16

As a friend to Cabaret, Cabaret Hotspot is happy to promote the encore performances of this presentation by Urban Stages. They  challenged eight playwrights to write a monologue for a specific actor from a diverse acting pool, incorporating a quote from heroes and villains pulled from historical, fictional and comic book figures. The amazing monologues and performances that resulted are coming back to starting May 1!  Watch online admission-free here:

Playwright participants include seven-time Emmy Award nominated Scott C. Sickles, Massachusetts Artist Fellow in Playwriting John Minigan, OBIE Award-winning producer Sandra Daley-Sharif, United Solo Festival’s Best Documentary One-Woman Show recipient Jenny Lyn Bader, and award-winning playwrights Catherine Weingarten, Ruth Zamoyta, Frank Tangredi and Eric Percival.

The performers include Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress nominated Danielle Bourgeois, Australian actress Stefanie Lekkas, actor/producer/VO artist Sascha Vanderslik (CA), Jason Asher, Kailah S. King, Zach McCoy, Sarah Okada, and Misti Tindiglia.

The monologues are helmed by Drama League alum NJ Agwuna, Producing Director of F.A.B. Women at The Barrow Group Christine Cirker, international directors Pedro Santos (Portugal) and Lynn Petersen (Australia), Founding Artistic Director of AmiosNYC and ShotzSF in San Francisco Christian Haines, and Urban Stages’ staff, Ilanna Saltzman, Vincent Scott and Kim T. Sharp.

To watch Sue Matsuki’s Artists Chat videos with the actors, playwrights and directors of this series, click here: