HEART SPEAK, Monologues for Men
A collection of two monologue
shows, "Women Alone" and
"Lover, Killer, Angel, Thief."
Cover art: Original Watercolor by
Published by Stone River Press
5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Paperback with Perfect Binding
104 Pages of 10 monologues each for
men and women with Note space.
Dramatist, poet, short story writer
Christopher Woods has a knack for
getting to the heart of a character
that is hard to match. He is as adept
at exploring a woman's sexuality as
he is at peeling to the core a man's
fears and foibles. Taken from his
hundred or so brief fiction stories,
this cast of lovable, quirky characters
are a delight to perform as well as
I can tell you about the road
to Chimayo. I can tell you about
other roads. But no matter what
I say, I can't change the reason
why we had to go there. Not hope
or prayer or doubt can change a
thing. . . .What did I know about
shrines? Not a thing. Pictures of
Lourdes and Fatima in magazines.
I knew they were desperate places.
They would have to be, just to exist.
To lure the damned. Certainly, no
one I knew had ever gone.
CHRISTOPHER WOODS has had
plays produced off-off-Broadway, in
Houston, Ft. Worth, Memphis, Minneapolis,
Providence, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles,
Santa Fe and New York City. Critics
have applauded his flair for short
one-character playlets as evidenced
in Heart Speak. He has also published
over 300 short stories and poems and
his novel The Dream Patch has
been compared to To Kill a Mockingbird.
Under a Riverbed Sky, a collection
of some of his prose poetry and brief
fiction pieces has recently been published
by Panther Creek Press. He is the
recipient of a Mary Roberts Rinehart
Foundation grant and residencies from
the Ucross Foundation and the Edward
Albee Foundation. He lives in Houston,
where he has taught writing workshops
at Rice University Continuing Studies
Program, The Womens Institute,
and by correspondence.
FOR ACTORS, WRITERS, PRODUCERS,
READERS AND THOSE INTERESTED IN THE
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