For e-book of the full script of Darleen Dances ($6.50), including new "Notes for Actresses Performing the Opening Monologue,"
plus a FREE e-book, Monologues, Sketches, Scenes, Short Plays, (click on Monologues, above, to learn more)

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Once payment is processed, 2 PDFs (Darleen Dances and monologue book) will be emailed to you. All sales are final.

For Darleen Dances plus stories and other plays in a hard-copy book, see Girl Stories & Game Plays, below.

includes complete script of Darleen Dances. Girl Stories & Game Plays: An Anthology of Stories and Plays, click here to purchase, or call 1-800-AUTHORS

Complete information and cast lists of other plays at Girl Stories & Game Plays.

New monologues and scenes for character actors. Click here for more information.

If you like Darleen, you may like my new funny novel.

Darleen Dances

"Sometimes brief description doesn’t even begin to do justice to a play. Such is the case with Darleen Dances." — Adrienne Urbanski, Pulse of the Twin Cities

The opening monologue* to Darleen Dances has become a favorite audition piece for actresses since it was published in Moving Parts in 1992.

Read the full monologue and script in Girl Stories & Game Plays (the only published version). Or, for a PDF e-book of the full script, click "buy now" button, top left of this page.

Girl Stories & Game Plays is diverse, lively, often hilarious.
—Chronogram magazine

The turns of phrase—creative freedom with language—turned me on throughout; that's the reason why people still read. I laughed out loud, I laughed out loud, I laughed out loud! A ticklish read from start to finish. Darleen Dances is brilliant. I always wanted more.
—Jason Love, syndicated humor writer

To find out about the novel that Darleen blossomed into, click on Plan Z (right).

*Full monologue and play, along with new "Notes for Actresses Performing the Opening Monologue," available in PDF.

Full play also available in Girl Stories & Game Plays.

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