1-16-2016: SEEKING VIDEO OF NEW DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE FOR NEWSLETTER
In my upcoming newsletter, I will be highlighting my new dramatic monologue, "Covering My Ears." I'd like to include an actor's video performance of this piece as a video feature in the newsletter, as well. If you have a recording of yourself reciting this monologue, email me the link to be considered for this feature. As always, be sure to give proper writing credit when you post a video of my work. The newsletter is a great way to gain exposure, and an exciting way to be featured and share with your friends and family!
2015 MONOLOGUE CONTEST RESULTS
Thank you for participating in my 2015 Christmas Superpowers and Believing in Blitzen Monologue Contest! I was truly impressed by the talent of the submissions! Thank you for taking the time to perform and record these monologues—you all did a terrific job! I am happy to announce the winner of the 2015 Monologue Contest is Ryan Henzi, performing "Shepherd Superheroes." He will receive a signed copy of my play, as well as a monologue written especially for him, and a special feature you can read here. Congratulations, Ryan!
I am also happy to announce 3 Honorable Mentions, and these participants will each receive a signed copy of the play, as well:
Mia J. performing "Shepherd Superheroes"
Primo Davis performing "Christmas Superpowers"
Danielle Freitas performing "Begging Blitzen"
Congratulations, Primo, Danielle and Mia!
Thank you once again for your submissions and impressive work. I look forward to hearing from all of you as your careers continue.
You can click here to browse through all of the winning performances.
DEADLINE: December 15, 2015
Show off your talent and win!
What do I do?
Record yourself performing a monologue from my new play, Christmas Superpowers and Believing in Blitzen -- and have fun!
What can I win?
1) A personalized monologue written by me for you,
2) A signed copy of my new play and
3) A chance to be featured in my newsletter/website!
Check out the details below:
1) Pick one of the monologues from the play, Christmas Superpowers and Believing in Blitzen. I list 4 below to choose from, but you can also pick a different monologue from the play, as well.
2) Email me to say you'd like to participate, and then I'll confirm.
3) Record a video of yourself performing the monologue (by "performing," I just mean showcasing it. You don't need to be on stage, on set or have any audience.). Make sure you give proper writing credit (For example: Post in writing something like: "'Begging Blitzen' monologue by Tara Meddaugh performed by Sue Smith." When you perform a monologue, as you would in an audition, you'd say, "My name is Sue Smith and I'm performing 'Begging Blitzen' from 'Christmas Superpowers and Believing in Blitzen' by Tara Meddaugh." Kids--if you don't want to use your last name publicly, just list and use your first name)
4a) Post the video on twitter with #meddaughmonologue and @t_meddaugh
OR if you don't have twitter:
4b) Email me a link to the video online.
Complete this before December 15, 2015, and I will announce the winner (chosen at random) by December 20.
What you'll win: 1) You'll get a monologue written for you (you can choose what it's about!), 2) a signed copy of my new play, Christmas Superpowers and Believing in Blitzen, and 3) the chance to be featured in my e-newsletter/blog too!
Kids--make sure you get permission from your parent/guardian and copy them on the email to me.
Email me with questions -- and have fun!!
Okay--here are the monologues:
SAM: Well—what you’re forgetting—I mean—think about it—what you’re forgetting is that, is that, is that, shepherds weren’t neat. They didn’t, like, have a washing machine or something. They were out in the dirt with the sheep and stuff and probably had to, I don’t know, like, sleep in a mud puddle sometimes? If it was raining? And Mrs. Wendell told us to really try to think like our character, like, what would a shepherd be doing if he was just out there with the sheep all day? So...Click for more.
LAUREN: You did a really bad job last year. I know I’m just a kid, and I know they say what you do is hard, but I mean, I could have done a way better job. And I’m not even a teenager. Like, here’s a tip. Girls like to build things too. Okay? If you knew me at all, you’d know that...Click for more.
DYLAN: I really don’t think it’s too much to ask. I’ve done everything you told me to in your letter last year. I’ve stopped hitting my little brother. I don’t complain—very much—when I have to do homework. I even donated seven toys to Goodwill yesterday ‘cause Mom said I didn’t have enough room for anything more. So I’m ready, Santa. I’m only asking you for one thing this year. And you can try...Click for more.
ANNIE: Hey…you’re magical, right? Like, you don’t have wings, I know that. But I know you fly. I’ve seen you on Christmas Eve. Plus, I think I saw you practicing your route on Thanksgiving night—right before we met. And, you talk, which has got to be magical because I keep talking to Bilbo—you know, my golden retriever—and he never talks back. Most of the time, I don’t think he even understands me except when I said “go for a walk."
Link to my personal essay about my mother's death.