About The Monologue Adventure

Tickets on sale for THE MONOLOGUE ADVENTURE 2019 on May 12 and May 13



Submissions ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2019. Stay tuned on Facebook for 2020! 


Women have powerful stories to share about their lives. Their everyday is their own stage, and they survive on a journey of emotional reconciliation within themselves, navigating the society they live in and those around them.

This is an interdisciplinary project combining literary arts, performance art and the writing community. The Monologue Adventure invites all women writers to submit up to three unpublished monologues, which will be performed in rehearsed readings by emerging and established actors.

The Monologue Adventure: Voices of Women 2018 was an outstanding success. 

Read about it and watch the video HERE. 

Submissions are CLOSED in 2019.

Submission details: open to both professional and non-professional writers. This year we are extending the genres to include both non-fiction and fiction and experimental genres and comedy is also welcome. The monologues should make a loose and free reference to the theme STORMY SEAS, SAFE HAVEN. Perhaps it is a metaphor for a journey, perhaps a relationship, perhaps a time in your life, or a moment in history.

A total of 12-15 monologues will be selected to be read by professional actors who will bring the monologues to life and send them on a journey of their own.

From their expert editorial team, Verity La will select, pay and publish the top three writers performed at The Monologue Adventure: Voices of Women! Check out Verity La here and subscribe to their amazing journal.

  • All final writers submissions selected for performance received $100.00.
  • All monologues performed will be filmed and you will have access to the film. 
  • Writers retain copyright to their monologues. 
  • Top three monologues selected by Verity La creative journal and published online.
  • Remaining monologues published on this website. 

Writers submissions are invited from experienced and non experienced writers from all communities including First Nations, culturally and linguistically diverse and LGBTI communities and people living with disabilities. The final curation of the monologues will be a collaboration within the acting team and Lliane Clarke as director/producer and Bronwyn Phillips as writing consultant.

Key dates for 2019:

Submissions close:  4pm 14 April 19.

Winners notified: Monday 29 April 2019.

Performances: Mother’s Day 12 May 2019, plus Monday May 13.


Lliane Clarke, director/producer

Lliane Clarke is a writer, editor, publisher, producer, communications professional and singer. She is an experienced journalist and author with over 25 years in the publishing and communications industry. She was Publisher at New Holland Publishers, develops manuscripts for the New South Wales Writers Centre and works for not for profits such as NIDA and Moorambilla Voices to develop communications strategies. She writes reviews, has contributed chapters to several published works, has edited and written collections of non-fiction, and has ghost written several books. She has produced major events for several national arts organisations in Sydney and Melbourne. She is an accomplished singer and has volunteered as President of the Leichhardt Espresso Chorus for the past 11 years.

Bronwyn Phillips, writing consultant

Bronwyn Phillips is an experienced journalist, editor and writer with over 25 years in the publishing industry. Part of the alternate Sydney stand-up comedy scene in the late 1980s and 1990s, Bronwyn also wrote  and performed original material on radio 2SER. Working in publishing for the last 20 years, Bronwyn is a writer and editor for heritage brand The Australian Women’s Weekly, for whom she has coordinated numerous projects, including The Women of the Future scholarship prize, in association with corporate partner Qantas. The scholarship develops young women who are making a significant difference in the lives of others with scholarship grants and travel bursaries. A mother of two adult children, musician Otis Dingwall and law graduate Blythe Dingwall, Bronwyn is a keen equestrian and enthusiastic volunteer within the horse riding community.

The Monologue Adventure is supported by Writing NSW, The Inner West Council and Orana Arts.