Correction: In a previous version, Ruthie Allen was misidentified as the sole director. She shares the role with co-director KiKi Alexander from North Carolina Central University.
Every year, many of UNC’s most talented actors come together to perform a series of monologues. But their performances aren't taken out of some contemporary stage monologue book — they're written solely by UNC students.
In January, Me Too Monologues UNC will put on another one of their annual shows for the community, this time directed by Ruthie Allen and KiKi Alexander.
The annual workshop with UNC professor Jacqueline Lawton, who explains the monologue writing process, was Tuesday night. However, those interested in Me Too Monologues still have time to get involved. Monologue submissions for the January 2018 show are open until Oct. 16.
And for those wondering why they should get involved with production, Mckenzie Wilson said that watching monologues performed at the show is an “extremely enlightening and empowering experience.”
Wilson, who performed in Me Too Monologues’ production in 2016 during her sophomore year, is still participating in the show as a senior, but now as a producer.
Lawton said that anyone can write a monologue as long as they’ve told a story before. It may have been a story to a friend “about your weekend, vacation or summer, or a bad thing that happened on a date.”
She said she hopes that those who learn to write monologues will be able to teach people how to “turn that story into something that can be shared by someone else.”
And for those that may be asking themselves, "Why should I attend the production?" and "What sort of monologues will be performed?," co-director Allen has the answer for you.