LGBTQ Monologues That Are Actually Funny is a book created by Alisha Gaddis for actors auditioning for queer roles. A reading in Los Angeles was recently produced by Zak Barnett Studios (ZBS) and Backwing. Following the performances was a discussion as part of ZBS's "S.E.A. Talk Series" about queer artists and the intersection of entertainment and activism.
Wilson Cruz, who lost a loved one in the Pulse shooting this year, performs a monologue to his mother on her death bed. Watch his performance and passionate call to creators below:
Noah's Arc actor Darryl Stephens conronts a police officer after an altercation in his gym in this monologue.
The book's Grammy and Emmy-winning editor Alisha Gaddis performs as a particularly passionate National Park Ranger:
Three-time Tony nominee Kevin Chamberlin will convince you why you do NOT want a life of figure skating in this monologue written by Ilana Turner.
LGBTQ Comedic Monologues That Are Actually Funny is out now from Applause Books and is available at 25% off with free domestic shipping at the Backwing Store.