Madwomen Monologues


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Opening May 1, 2024

The Madwomen Monologues are a collaborative effort between Baggage Productions and the female writing community and the Melbourne acting and directing fraternity.

Each year in early May we open the Madwomen Monologues for submissions – See below for the guidelines. We close the submissions at the end of July and announce the shortlist in August. Directors are selected in late August/early September and the pieces are cast in September and the performances occur in November.

The Madwomen Monologues give us a chance to highlight the work of female writers, celebrate the monologue as a form and showcase Melbourne performers and directors.

Submission details:

  • Monologues must be between 1 and 10 mins.
  • Monologues must be written by a woman.
  • Monologues can be on any topic or theme. Please try to keep elaborate costumes and props to a minimum (unless you can supply them.)
  • Be as imaginative and creative as you like. We classify a monologue as a single performer on stage as the focus of whatever is happening.
  • Monologues can be for any gender.
  • Multiple entries are accepted with a cap on two submissions per writer
  • No re-submissions (unless this has been prearranged)
  • No submission fee required.

Please note:

  • Participation will be paid via profit share this includes all participants: writers, directors, actors and crew.
  • All casting and personnel will be finalised and decided by Baggage productions.

Monologues are submitted via a google form, you can CLICK HERE for this year’s submission form.

Please name your monologues files as follows: Surname/lastname/identifying name_Name of monologue (e.g. Burton_My Monologue)

If the content of your monologue could be considered disturbing or distressing in any way please include a trigger warning in the synopsis or on the first page.

If you have any questions or are having trouble submitting, contact us at