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The Kilroys List, Vol. 2 - 67 Monologues and Scenes by Female and Trans Playwrights

The Kilroys List, Vol. 2

67 Monologues and Scenes by Female and Trans Playwrights

Foreword by Lynn Nottage
Edited by The Kilroys
Imprint: Theatre Communications Group
Paperback : 9781559369541, 192 pages, June 2020


The Kilroys are back with a new collection of 67 monologues and scenes by female and trans playwrights. The second volume includes a monologue or scene from each play from the 2016 version of The List (featuring plays that were unproduced at the time of nomination) and the 2017 version of The List (featuring plays by playwrights of color). This collection represents an abundance of excellent new work by female and trans playwrights and reflects a wide ethnic, geographic, and aesthetic diversity. The volume also includes a foreword by Lynn Nottage.


"Too often women and trans writers get overlooked and underproduced, and this anthology is just one way we’re hoping to change this. These monologues show a fraction of the underrepresented and underserved voices in the American theater. Read these monologues, support these playwrights’ careers and productions—and help make our homogeneous playing field look a little more like our America."

- Zakiyyah Alexander

"All but daring American theaters to put on new plays by women."

- The New York Times

"When I look at the list of women and nonbinary writers included in this volume, many of whom I have mentored or taught, it is a beautiful reminder that we are a community to be reckoned with, and that there is an abundance of vital narratives awaiting a larger audience. While there remains a great deal of work to be done to reach racial and gender equity in the theater, the powerful and provocative writing presented here is part of the inciting incident that will no doubt shake up the status quo."

- Lynn Nottage

"The Kilroys exemplify the power of grassroots action – of communion based in savvy know-how and commitment effecting positive change with radical joy."

- Santa Barbara Independent

"This is a historic compilation of fervent, fierce and formidable voices, who have been left on the margins for far too long, but who now, with the caliber of their writing, stake claim to what it means to be an American Playwright, in this time and place."

- Tanya Saracho