In alphabetical order by last name - additions are welcome (about 130 and counting) - Note that I can no longer keep up with this page as there are now a great number of monologists - also I can't fix all the broken or out of date links so please tell me of broken links.
Wikipedia page for Monologuist (also spelled (or spelt) as monologist) - both are correct and I have no idea what the difference is as in 'spelt' is considered possible old English whereas 'spelled' is more American. So then is 'Monologist' an American spelling for the old English 'Monoluogist' ? Answers are most welcome...
Interview - Excellent
Amaris Lián - Swimming to Spalding, directed by Richard Schechner - How exciting is that!!!
I need someone to review this for the site please. Use the Contact link.
Anderson Lemon- not strictly a monologist. However has done:
Arsenault Nina (Great site!), also Interview - Nina is a very good friend of spaldinggray.com
The Silicone Diaries returns to Toronto after sold out performances
A definite must see
Nov. 25 to Dec. 11, Buddies in Bad Times, Toronto
and Excellent interview in Montreal
11/2011 - Growing Up to Play Barbie (pre-publicity for Like a Barbie from What’s Up Yukon)
Bailey Jeremy - I think this is the Mr. Bailey who performed at UNO Festival 2011 in Victoria, BC
Bamuthi Joseph, Marc
Bankston James: 2 monologues,
Autoworker, Author, Monologist, Poet, Photographer, International Educator,
and Human Rights Activist
Bateman David and story Art Class of Hard Knocks
Berman Brooke - may now be mostly an author
Bernstein Stacey (a friend of this site) - Ms. Bernstein does not have a website/blog at the moment so use this site's 'search site' to find her under Updates. As of 10/2011, her current show is Everything I Never Knew I Wanted which was at the Santa Fe Solo Performance Festival, 2011.
As of July 2012, her show Everything I Never Knew I Wanted will plat at the Toronto Fringe. Here are the details:
July 4 to 15, 2012
Tarragon Extra Space Theatre
30 Bridgman Ave., Toronto, ON
Wed July 4, 2012 6:30 PM
Fri July 6, 2012 3:30 PM
Sun July 8, 2012 8:15 PM
Mon July 9, 2012 6:45 PM
Wed July 11, 2012 Noon
Fri July 13, 2012 5:15 PM
Sat July 14, 2012 10:30 PM
She can be reached by email here
Billy Reverend - not strictly a monlogist however his anti-consumerism message is important
My Girlfriend's Boyfriend (2011)
Sleepwalk with Me: and Other Painfully True Stories [Hardcover] (please use this sites Affiliates to order)
Bogosian Eric - a master and a supporter of this site
Bourque Jill - though not strictly a monologist, her How We First Met is similar to Spalding's Interviewing the Audience (she didn't
know this until told...). Reviews indicate she is excellent...
Bowers Bill - a Mime with monologue It Goes Without Saying, a collection of stories from events that have happened throughout his life and career.
Brader Bob - supporter of this websiteSpitting in the Face of the Devil
Braly James (Excellent Monologist):
"We would like to invite fans of Spalding Gray to see James Braly appear as a monologuist in Life in a Marital Institution: 20 years of monogamy in one terrifying hour", or any other of Bob's shows.
Best to go to his site to see latest schedule and possible discount codes
Bramwell, David (Dr)
Brody,Dylan (Management: Peter Hankwitz, PHP&M, (310) 721-2690)
Brown Carlyle - Therapy and Resistance
Brown Sandra amazing book and one woman play
Cale David (site)- PALOMINO (review)
Carter Justin - no web presence known - please let me know
Casey Laurel writes:
"I am a performance artist (laurelcasey.com) - and when I was living in Brooklyn, I called Spalding - It was so strange, I think his number was in the phone book, and I left a message, and he called back, and we talked about my work and how I could do it without getting fired. I was doing satirical monologues then, - I told him I sang and he said, well, go into a gig as a singer, and then slip in some of your material. I made almost a 100 dollars a night doing that, and it was great, but I still got fired. I am also a writer (laurelcaseysays.com) and people compare me to Spalding, but no one is Spalding except Spalding!"
I LOVE HER SITE!!! Check her out!
Cox Veanne performs Ain Gordon's A Disaster Begins
Daisey Mike Monologuist, his
No, on second thought, not a group of Paris Hilton aficionados, nor New York tourism activists, but a Christian force whose mission was to attack ideas and words and notepaper. It's getting so an artist can't sit behind a table with ideas, a microphone, paper, pen and a glass of water. Oh no! He said the eff word! If the group in question wants a listening/protesting experience, perhaps they should direct their attention to Bush administration communiques. Now THAT's obscene. - by A.F.
- for Mike's schedule etc., best to visit his web site www.mikedaisey.com
The Black Hippie Chronicles
deJong Shannon (Link to her personal website)
- Link to her show site - Fascinating interactive site!
Making Every Mistake Twice
Drake David - The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me (also on DVD)
Ellis Tim - does anyone know more about Mr. Ellis?
Google gives me little and it's vague...
Fleck,John (suggested by Greg)
Fleener Denise - a friend of this site
- March 2012, Denise writes:
"...my autogiographical one-woman show, Diary of a M.A.D. Caregiver in the Seattle area. It is what I learned from watching Spalding's performances that guides every one of my performance decisions."
Francis Matthew - updated info needed please
Review - Just an Ordinary Man (2010)
Stirling Gardner is a country boy at heart. He lives in Los Angeles now where he writes, produces, performs and mocks most things "Hollywood". He has been praised by David Sedaris for his stories. His writing has been featured in the 2010 book Dirty Laundry (Phoenix Publishers), as well as on the websites: Fresh Yarn, National Lampoon, Salon, Huffington Post and Gawker. You can register on his personal website (http://www.StirlingGardner.com) to view any of his stories on video as well as be offended by his exclusive web series, videos and general idiocy. He is one half of Sunday/Knight Solutions (http://www.sundayknightsolutions.com) along with his writing partner.
Gatewood Kimmy - 2011/2012 - 3000 Miles to Figure It Out
- new solo show playing at the UCB Theatre in LA. Currently being adapted it into screenplay.
Gibbs Chris - Toronto based Monologist/Stand Up
Gleason James (not the Turner type black and white Actor - think Here Comes Mr. Jordan - 1941)
Sitting in Circles with Rich White Girls: Memoirs of a Bulimic Black Boy
Riding in Cars with Black People & Other Newly Dangerous Acts: A Memoir in Vanishing Whiteness
Gray - great, interactive website - yes that's her name - she seems to withhold her real name and Gray appears to be her stage name - no relation to Spalding
you tube video
Green Damien W.
Damien writes on wordpress:
I'm just writing to say that Spalding Gray does live; prior to his death I knew of or had heard of Spalding Gray but knew nothing of his work. Yet, when I first heard the story about him missing I followed the story as if it were someone I knew. I lamented, I debated, I told people about it and in response recieved many blank stares and one invitation to visit a local psychiatrist. She was cute so I went. She told me that I perhaps some kind of indentity relationship with this Spalding guy. When I ask her if her and I could have any kind of identity relationship she abruptly cancelled the session.
Since Spalding's death I've read one of his books, listened to two of his monologues. When I first saw "Swimming in Cambodia" I knew why I had felt such an affinity with this guy I'd only heard of.
My own monolgue is Out of my Idiot - a monologue on life, death and the fear of clowns
Guarrasi Annette - her website has excerpts from her pieces OR
on youtube for 10 to 15 minutes pieces: The Intruder, M. Perfection and The Lord of the Ring
2011 - "latest show, Tales from the Crib, which will enjoy a first reading in February,2012 at
Stage Left Studios, NYC"
Hadad Astrid (I don't speak Spanish but came across her - can someone help with details please)
Helm Zach - Interviewing the Audience
"its inspiration is largely Spalding's Interviewing the Audience...Spalding once remarked how odd it was that my last name, Hollis, was the first name of one of his closest childhood buddies. It seemed to make an impression on him." Ben
Houghtailing Ann Marie
Excellent Review of Blondie of Arabia
Izzard Eddie - though not always a monologist and more a stand up, he is very popular, especially in Britain
--- Review NYTimes, 01/11 (excellent)
Guest Performer for Spalding Gray, Stories Left to Tell; St. Cloud, MN - Friday, Febrary 4, 2011, 8 p.m
Works include Love and Taxes
Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews? (2011)
Krassner,Paul (suggested by Greg)
Kraus, Karl (deceased)
Christmas in Bakersfield
Lachman Donna Blue
La Ganga Annie
Stoners and Self-Appointed Saints by
- a monologist in a sense - has a reading from her book Stoners and Self-Appointed Saints
at CityLights Books in San Francisco on 2/17/10 - book receives excellent reviews
Lane Beck - blog
Lapides, Beth (thanks to Greg for tip) - monologuist and theater artist who brought artistic sensibilities to standup comedy
Leavins Chris - wildly popular internet star - I mean HUGE
Lefkowitz Josh - His myspace page (a supporter of the site)
Leguizamo John wikipedia
New monologue 2010 Klass Klown
Solo show SUMMER IN SANCTUARY
and another article from Asbury Park Press
and a good Review, March 2012, from Asbury Park Press
Leyman John A Brief History of My Tattoo
Mandingo iyaba ibo
- his Santa Clause monologues can be read here
- writes a monthly column for www.scene4.com - an international online magazine dedicated to the arts and media.
- book of monologues,Character Flaws, will be produced as a stage show - see www.talosensemble.com
- blog is at www.scene4.com/lesmarcott
- his songs can also be found on a couple of music sites.
Martin Andrea (of SCTV fame)
Mayhem Poets - no strictly monologists, however they are very interesting and highly regarded
McDowell Malcolm - available only in UK Region 2 DVD through Verve Pictures
Mobley Mark Performs
Monster in a Box
2011 Update :
From Mark Mobley, Monologist and old friend of this site:
I'm reviving my one-man show Friend of the Groom for three performances on the Fringe Wilmington Festival. Performances are Thursday 9/22,11 at 8 p.m., Friday 9/23,11 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 9/24,11 at 4 PM.
I also have a performance Oct. 10,2011 at Balliceaux in Richmond VA.
also review : http://theaterartsnetwork.blogspot.com/2007/10/tricky-part.html
also excellent interview : http://thewriterscenter.blogspot.com/2009/10/tricky-part-interview-with-martin-moran.html
Moran Martin in
The Tricky Part
Nap dug (friend of the site)
Please visit his site, www.dugnap.com
or watch his video(s) on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xr_oiloBVmw
Nelson David Lee - stand up who does some solo shows
Nobis Felix - a supporter of this site
O'Brien Eleanor Cathleen
Outlaw Paul - a supporter of this site and his website is very well done
Pettrow, Daniel - perhaps not strickly a monologist but is a member of Wooster
and reportedly a perfect imitator of Spalding
Rev Billy (sort of a monologist)
Rodwin David, also Spalding And Me (excellent blog series) blog
Rubinstein Tanya Taylor
Ruppert Michael - Collapse - a more or less monologue film about an apocalyptic future
Salloway Amy (friend of this site)
Actor/writer : "Does This Monologue Make Me Look Fat?", "So Kiss Me Already, Herschel Gertz!",
"Heebs and Dweebs" and "Circumference"
Schmidt Ed - My Last Play - get you tickets FAST as of Dec. 2010, sold out til April,2011
- 12 tickets per night til his books are gone - he gives a theater book from his personal collection
to each audience member
nycom Review of My Last Play
Reviews of The Last Supper
The Beverly Hills Psychiatrist - The Lounge Theatre 2 (Los Angeles, CA)
various dates between January 24,2011 / 8:00pm (Preview) and March 6,2011 / 3:00pm
Dates and Tickets(tickets are 0-$10) HERE (may need to join Goldstar)
Short Martin (of SCTV fame)
Smith Roger Guenveur
Smith Tracey Erin
performs his work
Struthers Andrew - though not strictly a monologist per se, his work is amazing.
His first youtube video (Spiders on Drugs - a MUST SEE!) has 21 million hits. Also, check out the film he is making using 64 youtube videos...
Sun Nilaja(Obie winner 2008) - Nilaja has no website
that I know of - google her name for her latest performances
EXCELLENT PERFORMER !!! also see http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1782333/
Blues for a Gray Sun
For Pictures: http://michaelpalma.smugmug.com/gallery/525945/3/21689497#P-3-9
- Interview June 2011
Sweeney Julia (highly recommended by Spalding fans)
Sykes Paul (deceased)
Thompson,Scott (suggested by Greg)
Urban Ink - Canadian Storytellers
Wrestler, Actor and Monologuist
Vance Danitra - deceased
Waters John Christmas - presented only at Xmas - review includes funny exerpts
Wathen Juliana - Diary of a MAD * FAT * WOMAN…..
Watson Shawn - no website yet. Shawn has performed Swimming
a few times in Victoria, BC. where it won Winner Critics Choice Spotlight Award for Best Fringe Production ( EXCELLENT performances. Shawn is interested in touring the show. To contact Shawn, you can email me (jb), the webmaster of this site - click Contact to reach me.
Review from Nova Scotia performance
Upcoming at Vancouver Fringe 2010
Watts Reggie (although not strictly a monologist, this guy is AMAZING). Check him out on utube as well)Updated 04/2010 - Why S*** So Crazy? ( NEW CD + DVD), and Reggie on North American Tour
Weedman Lauren (suggested by Greg)
Williams Laurie - The Thaw (facebook page)
Wong Kristina - supporter of this site
Wong Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest - Trailer/Order (03/11)
some of Kristina's shows include a free beer and snacks!!!
THE LAST DAYS OF DESMOND NANI REESE: A Stripper’s History of the World
Winner of the first Spalding Gray Award
New exciting show (2011):
Fomenting ARTS and Bootleg Theater present:
"As The Globe Warms
The low-carbon deep drama serial! HBO without the TV!
Online at http://www.vimeo.com/album/165248
The final season of Heather Woodbury’s weekly dramatic serial As the Globe Warms
continues Tuesdays in March and April, 2011 at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.
Woodbury, an OBIE Award-winning actor and NEA Playwriting Fellow
known for her sprawling theatrical sagas, writes and performs the final season from week to week,
as she goes, with no safety net."
Wright Lawrence (a supporter of spaldinggray.com)