Monologues and One-Acts for
Audition and Performance
Evil Genius: Monsters on Stage offers a ground-breaking collection of essays, monologues and one-act plays that feature monstrous characters who haunt and harass the human species. These are monsters for thinking audiences — monsters that speak their bold and insidious minds. Essays include a history of monsters in dramatic literature as well as a how-to guide to theatrical creature-making. Theater director/designer Julie Taymor introduces the volume with analysis of monsters who’ve appeared in her own productions. This unique anthology features new dramatic writing from Naomi Iizuka, Jon Jory, Atar Hadari, Richard Dresser, Constance Congdon, Janet Allard, Elizabeth Wong, Mark Stein and 23 more playwrights and poets whose nightmarish works are ready for production, auditions and classroom use.