A dog flies breathlessly all the way to the moon. A woman-dog dreams first of love, then revenge. A dogless man reveals a secret talent. We went digging in a local garden bed, a Russian spaceship and a suburban bedroom or two, and these are the juicy treasures we turned up. Quick, share them with us, before the sun goes down, before we lose our bravado and just start burying them all.
A collection of original monologues, DARING DOG MONOLOGUES was created by Clare Mendes and written by members of Melbourne Writers' Theatre. At MWT we are excited by words and believe in their power to transfix an audience. We view the monologue as an art form, and from 2014 – 2018 we presented the acclaimed showcase 'The Melbourne Monologues'. This was directed by MWT’s resident director Elizabeth Walley, who is excited to now be directing DARING DOG MONOLOGUES. Our actors are excited to be performing these eclectic monologues and, having been given the command to Stay, our writers are watching the show unfold from their favourite lamp-posts.
Warning: Contains mild coarse language, sustained loud noises
“A standout Fringe production of five fascinating, engaging stories ... It is well worth making the trip to Gasworks for.”
-Suzanne Sandow, Stage Whispers 20/9/18
(‘Stark. Dark. Albert Park.’ – Gasworks Arts Park, Sept. 2018 (Fringe)
“Another 6 original and intriguing monologues by local writers ... Walley has again brought a random collection together with a strong unifying concept.”
-Samsara Dunston, What Did She Think? 28/11/18
('The Melbourne Monologues' - La Mama Courthouse, Nov. 2018)
“Giving writers the chance to shine through the voices of our performers and our performers the chance to shine through the words of the writers is something so precious ... Melbourne Writers’ Theatre is a platform like no other.”
-Jye Cannon, Theatre People 22/11/18
(‘Six Degrees in Melbourne’ – La Mama Courthouse, Nov. 2018)