- audition monologues
- teaching resources
Welcome to chris wind’s website: socially conscious prose and poetry; feminist critique of the Bible, Shakespeare, mythology, and fairy tales; fictionalized women’s history.
(If you’re looking for chris wind, the composer, go to www.chriswind.com.)
Actresses looking for fresh, new, original audition pieces: take a look at Soliloquies: The Lady Doth Indeed Protest¬† (Shakespeareanesque soliloquies),¬†Deare Sister,¬†¬†Snow White Gets Her Say, and Thus Saith Eve (monologues, two of which, “I am Eve” and “I am Mary”, can be performed with an audio collage background; the background for “I am Eve” is here¬†and the background for “I am Mary” can simply be a performance of “Ave Maria” – listen here). Also, “Amelia’s Nocturne” can be performed as a theatrical piece: a simple set consisting of a writing table with an inkwell and note paper, the music (live piano and voice in the corner) woven into the monologue. And The Dialogue, here, is a short piece for two women, who must disguise themselves as men to be in Plato’s Academy.¬† Directors looking for feminist theatre, note that Soliloquies: the lady doth indeed protest is available as a stage play, as is Snow White Gets Her Say.
Women’s history scholars: you might be interested in Deare Sister.