What are the Me Too Monologues?

The Me Too Monologues is a show produced by the Center for Race Relations that performs true stories written by members of the Duke community and performed by Duke students.  The stories address issues of race, culture, and ethnicity, and speak to the raw experiences of our peers.  

Race is more than diversity numbers or academic theories.  To truly understand race, you have to live it.  And everyone has lived it.  Yes, everyone.  We all have a story.  Whether it is being racially profiled at an airport, dealing with interracial dating, or feeling like someone’s token white friend, we all have stories.  And we’re not going to truly get it until we live eachother’s experiences.  Hearing it, breathing it, feeling what someone you go to class with has lived.

The Me Too Monologues is all about living it.

The show takes place on MLK Weekend, January 18th at 7 pm in Brody Theater on East Campus.  We hope you can join us to explore the myriad issues still to be resolved in the wake of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy.  We’d hope even more that you GET INVOLVED.

1. Submit your story.

  • We’re just gonna put it out there: White people have stories about race too.  Really.  
  • We want all stories– sad, happy, celebrations of race, short, long, rap, poetry, spoken word.  That said, we need some funny ones!
  • If you have a story but aren’t sure about how to put it on paper/Microsoft Word, let us know.  We’ll work with you.
  • Deadline: OCTOBER 31st.
  • Email all submissions to pc45@duke.edu, with “Monologue” in the subject line.

2. Try out to perform.

  • This is the time where we address the lack of minorities in theater! Try out; we want everyone! 
  • The show is very soon after we get back from Winter Break. That means frequent rehearsals in November (most of which are flexible since it’s a monologues show so you can set your times with us) AND REHEARSING ON YOUR OWN over Winter Break. Don’t let us down.  Or don’t try out.
  • Tryouts: November 1st and 2nd. See next post about how to sign up.
  • Email pc45@duke.edu with any questions with “Try Outs” in the subject line.

3. Get involved with the production side.

  • Have a penchant for flyering? Love to design costumes and set up stages?  Like arsty publicity shiz?  Get involved with production council!  Email pc45@duke.edu with “Production Council” in the subject line.
It really is a great cause, folks.  Let’s make this happen.
–Priyanka Chaurasia

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. ProCW
    Jul 12, 2010 @ 14:38:28

    I love writing monologues and I would have loved to have been involved in the writing process of The Me Too Monologues.

    Best wishes to past/current/futuring casts.


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