The Kilroys List: Volume Two
Paperback, 240 pages ISBN: 9781559369541Publication Date:
24 Sep 2020
Size: 215mm x 135mm£21.99

The Kilroys List: Volume Two

67 Monologues and Scenes by Women and Nonbinary Playwrights

By The Kilroys

Paperback £21.99

'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, from her Foreword

The Kilroys are a gang of playwrights and producers who came together in Los Angeles in 2013 to stop talking about gender parity in theatre and start taking action. In 2014, they released their first annual List: a vetted collection of plays written by women, trans, and nonbinary writers, nominated by hundreds of professional artistic directors, literary managers, professors, directors, and dramaturgs.

This collection includes a monologue or scene from each play from the 2016 and 2017 editions of The List.

'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

'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


Press Quotes

'The Kilroys are all but daring American theaters to put on new plays by women'

New York Times

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

Paperback,240 pages ISBN: 9781559369541Publication Date:
24 Sep 2020
Size: 215mm x 135mm£21.99
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