the Monologues Project 2023


“Patroclus died because he could not see what he really was inside his lover’s armor”

– Jericho Brown -from Trojan, in “Tradition” – Copper Canyon Press 2019

Do you see things? – dead people, ancient monuments, words floating in air? If you close your eyes are you invisible? Kiss with eyes open? Shut? Have you seen it all? What do you see when looking at art? Really SEE?

The 2023 monologues-to-film contest for New York City authors is limited to LGBT works 3 to 8 minutes in length on the general theme “seeing.” The final works must be memorized, professionally performed in your choice of setting, costume, decor, etc. and submitted as a finished MP4 video in standard formats. Authors must submit script (finished or in-progress) with a brief online application form. 8 to 10 Semi-Finalists will be chosen to proceed based on these script submissions. ALL Semi-Finalists will receive a $50 cash stipend upon our presentation of their finished work. Thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Cultural Affairs Dept., there are NO application fees.

All Semi-Finalist works will be advertised and presented on our YouTube Channel for the remainder of the 2023 season. The FIRST TWO WEEKS of presentation will be a voting period. The general public will vote for an audience favorite, and our technical panel will vote for 2 more favorites. ALL 3 Finalists will receive an additional cash stipend of $100.

All Semi-Finalists will be asked immediately upon acceptance to provide a listing of their cast and crew. Scheduling will be based on mutual agreement with all participants. We at All Out Arts can help your videographer and sound designer with some post-production work if necessary, and we will add Titles and Credit cards to all videos. A full color Program Book will be available for public download.

  • APPLICATIONS: NOW. No Fee. Script and Details by online form.
  • DEADLINE: JANUARY 2nd, 2023
  • PRESENTATIONS: Anticipated for end of March, 2023

All applicants are invited to view: our last 2 Monologue playlists!