The Breast Monologues by Robin Rice
Female breasts – entrancing, bothersome, nourishing, aggravating, healthy, unhealthy, hidden, flaunted! A playwright interviews diverse women and two breasts for their personal stories. A girl is furious when her parents don’t give her implants for her 16th birthday. A New Yorker doubles down at the gym when her breasts refuse to defy advancing age. Two new mothers come to grips with nursing. A mammogram is experienced from the P.O.V. of the breasts. Reconstruction after cancer surgery is experienced by a delightfully upbeat young woman. And much more. A patchwork quilt of monologues and duologues touching on the universal through the personal.
- Cast Size: 2-16 actors (Flexible Casting)
- Running Time: 90+ minutes
- Royalty Rate: $75 per performance
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About the Playwright
ROBIN RICE – Playwright
Author of over 100 works for the stage (24 full length plays ). Productions worldwide, from Off-Broadway to London, Mongolia to Australia.
Some Producers: NYC – American Bard, New Georges, Emerging Artists, HERE, Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab, Nylon Fusion, Articulate. Others – State Theatre of Mongolia, Finborough + Lord Stanley (London), 3Fates (South Africa), OneHeart (Berlin), NJ Rep., Teatro del Pueblo (Minneapolis), MadLab (OH), Bailiwick (Chicago), Looking for Lilith (Louisville), Bloomington (IN), Alleyway (Buffalo), BareBones (NC), Two Trees + Flush Ink (Canada), Texas A&M (at Kennedy Center).
Honors include: StageWrite, Mazumdar, Shiner, Karamu House, Moondance, Perishable, Drury, Finborough, Kernodle, Phoenix, Goshen Peace Play, O’Neill (semi-final), Smith, Barrington, Reverie, Chambers, Kitchen Dog.
Publishers include: Samuel French, Next Stage Press, Original Works, Blue Moon.
Some Residencies: Lark, Cleveland Public, Will Geer, Phoenix, Sarah Lawrence, Metropolitan Ensemble, Great Plains, Last Frontier.
Membership: Dramatists Guild, League of Professional Theatre Women, International Centre for Women Playwrights, Manhattan Oracles, 29th Street Collective, New Amsterdam, Shop Talk, Honor Roll!,
Represented by: Antonia Brancati for Italian productions.
Education: Williams, Antioch, McGregor, Ramapo, University of Massachusetts (undergraduate/graduate degrees in playwriting, political science, fine art).