Madwomen Monologues

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Madwomen Monologue submissions are now closed.

(Reopening May 1, 2022)

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. We will only create as many nights of work as there are good submissions.

No one is paid. The profit is split 50/50 with Baggage Productions (to stage this in the following year) and a women’s charity of our choosing (we’re happy to hear suggestions).

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 identification.
  • Multiple entries are accepted with a cap on three submissions per writer
  • No re-submissions (unless this has been prearranged)
  • No submission fee required.

Please note:

  • Participation will be unpaid for all.
  • All casting and personnel will be finalised and decided by Baggage productions.

Please submit all monologues to Monologues should be submitted as Word Documents or PDF format as an attachment to your email. Please ensure that your name and contact details are clearly notated in the email and on the script.

Playwrights will be emailed upon submission.