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The Monologue Podcast

The Monologue Podcast

By Orange Theatre Company
Original monologues, read by actors to give you that live theatre feeling from the comfort of your earphones. Every themed episode takes you on an audio adventure, showcasing never-before-heard monologues that will have you belly-laughing, balling, and everything in between. Plus interviews with the writers! Brought to you by Orange Theatre Company, Amsterdam's English language theatre Co. Hosted by Daniella Down and Sairah Erens.
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Episode 6: Homeward Bound
A trio of original monologues inspired by the theme ‘Homeward Bound’ A quick content warning before we start. This episode contains some adult themes and some class A swears. Join hosts Daniella Down and Sairah Erens on an audio adventure. This episode showcases three very different monologues! From a woman in the embers of divorce looking back at what it is to build a home... and then dismantle it, to a modern vagabond who goes home for Christmas but doesn’t find the feeling of home, to a daughter who desperately tries to find common ground with her mum when she returns to her childhood home. Monologues ‘Home is where…' written by Madalena Beltrami and performed by Erika Minderop ‘Homeward bound’ written and performed by Connor James ‘Suck it up’ Written and performed by Aysu Serindag Plugs and show notes Send your episode theme ideas to info@orangtheatrecompany.com If you’re interested in being our podcast editor in 2022, please tell us a bit about yourself and send your CV to info@orangtheatrecompany.com with the email subject ‘The Monologue podcast Editor” Follow us on Instagram or Facebook Our original theme tune is composed by James Cook. Find out more about James's composition at jamescookcomposition.com. This podcast is brought to you by Orange Theatre Company, Amsterdam's English language theatre. The Monologue Podcast's home is Anchor. You can also listen via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Breaker. We’re taking a short break and will be back next year with a new season!
43:26
December 23, 2021
Episode 5: Gotta Have Faith?
A trio of original monologues inspired by the theme ‘Gotta Have Faith?’ A quick content warning: This episode contains some descriptions of euthanasia. Listener discretion is advised. Join hosts Daniella Down and Sairah Erens on an audio adventure. In this episode, the three monologues couldn't be more different! From a girl who is scrutinised by her community for “helping” her grandfather; to a pregnant woman who has to have faith that her body knows best; to a tale of reminiscing about the magic of a past lover — or rather, the faith in making the right choice to leave. Monologues ’The Universe is a kinky old bitch' written by Toby McShane and performed by Joanna Lucas ‘Faith' written and performed by Taryn Butler ’My Man Martin' written by Ron Fromstein and performed by Tamara Richards Plugs and show notes Watch Orange Theatre Company’s production of the hit musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, December 11-18th at Amsterdams Theaterhuis, Amsterdam. Tickets & info Follow us on Instagram or Facebook Our original theme tune is composed by James Cook. Find out more about James's composition at jamescookcomposition.com. This podcast is brought to you by Orange Theatre Company, Amsterdam's English language theatre. The Monologue Podcast's home is Anchor. You can also listen via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Breaker. Be on our podcast! | we’re taking a short break and will be back next year with a new season! If you'd like to be part of our pool of voice actors, send a demo to info@orangetheatrecompany.com Episode themes (writing prompts) will be released shortly via our Instagram page. Stay tuned!
41:22
December 03, 2021
Episode 4: Dirt
A trio of original monologues inspired by the theme ‘Dirt.’ Join hosts Daniella Down and Sairah Erens on an audio adventure. In this episode, the three monologues couldn't be more different! From an incredibly strong woman who endures more dirty dealings than anyone should have to in an Irish prison, to a librarian who can’t help but dish the dirt — not even the fictional characters on the pages are safe, to hearing some down-right dirty gossip about an affair from the most unlikely of sources. A quick content warning before we start. This episode contains some descriptions of female harassment and abortion. Listener discretion is advised. Monologues ’Second Class Republican' written and performed by Jacqueline Nolan ‘Dishing The Dirt' written by Hugh Mackay and performed by Cathy Leung of Amsterdam’s English radio station, Broadcast Amsterdam  ’Spider' written and performed by Chauncey Meeks Owens Plugs and show notes See our host, Daniella, performing in THE 39 STEPS this month! Nov 24-28th at CC Amstel Theatre Amsterdam. Tickets & info  Watch Orange Theatre Company’s production of the hit musical, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, December 10-18th at Amsterdams Theaterhuis, Amsterdam. Tickets & info  Follow us on Instagram or Facebook Music by James Cook. Find out more about James's composition at jamescookcomposition.com. This podcast is brought to you by Orange Theatre Company, Amsterdam's English language theatre. The Monologue Podcast's home is Anchor. You can also listen via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Breaker. Be in our next episode If you'd like to submit a monologue for our next episode — the theme is 'GOTTA HAVE FAITH?' — send us your 5-8 minute monologue (700-1100 words) to info@orangetheatrecompany.com by November 10th. Happy monologuing!
37:26
November 02, 2021
Episode 3 The Games We Play
A trio of original monologues inspired by the theme 'The Games We Play.' Join hosts Daniella Down and Sairah Erens on an audio adventure. In this episode, the three monologues couldn't be more different! From a veteran boxer flexing his muscles of intimidation to a guy who takes the request to stop smoking a little too far, to a hopeless romantic searching for love in all the wrong places. We also interview the writers about their creative process. Monologues: 'Green Strap' written by  Elston Taylor and performed by Mike Philips Gomez 'ASO' written by Daniel Hillel-Tuch and performed by Alex Baggot. See the short film here  'Love At First Sip' written by Daniella Down and performed by Jamie Mountain Content note: this episode contains a-class swears and adult themes that may not be suitable for younger ears. Plugs and show notes Don't miss Orange Theatre's original play LUX -  Performing THIS WEEKEND (14-16 October). As a listener, use promo code LUXPROMO to get a 10% discount on your tickets Follow us on Instagram or Facebook Music by James Cook. Find out more about James's composition at jamescookcomposition.com or on Instagram. This podcast is brought to you by Orange Theatre Company, Amsterdam's English language theatre. The Monologue Podcast's home is Anchor. You can also listen via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Breaker. Be in our next episode If you'd like to submit a monologue for our next episode — the theme is 'GOTTA HAVE FAITH?' — send us your 5-8 minute monologue (700-1100 words) to info@orangetheatrecompany.com by November 10th. Happy monologuing!
37:11
October 13, 2021
Episode 2: Tits and Ass
A trio of juicy monologues inspired by the theme 'tits and ass.'  Join host Daniella Down and co-host Sairah Erens on an audio adventure. In this episode, the three monologues come in all shapes and sizes. From a rattled father unsure of how to deal with his teenage daughter who sent a tit pic to a young woman retelling the tale of when her best friend got utterly smashed at a dive bar to a circus performer caught up in the dark memories on the road. Monologues: 'Role Models' written by Noor Houtakkers and performed by Onno Aerts 'Curly Wurly' written by Evangeline Dickson and performed by Venetia Clark 'Circus' written by Sam Morris and performed by Eli Thorne Content note: this episode contains a-class swears and adult themes that may not be suitable for younger ears. Plugs and extra info Orange Theatre's original upcoming play LUX - written and directed by Sam Morris. Performing in October, restrictions permitting. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook Music by James Cook. Find out more about James's composition at jamescookcomposition.com or on Instagram. This podcast is brought to you by Orange Theatre Company, Amsterdam's English language theatre. The Monologue Podcast's home is Anchor. You can also listen via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Breaker. Be in our next episode If you'd like to submit a monologue for the next 2 episodes — the theme is 'THE GAMES WE PLAY' and 'DIRT' — send us your 5-8 minute monologue (700-1100 words) to info@orangetheatrecompany.com by September 10th. Happy monologuing!
41:48
June 02, 2021
Episode 1.5 Backstage (Mind The Gap)
We're kicking off season 2 with this bonus episode! Two more awesomely original monologues on the theme 'Mind The Gap' from creatives we've had on the show before. Monologues 'Mind The Gap' written by Anna Murton and performed by Loveday Smith 'Natura Non Facit Saltum' written and performed by Hugh Mackay If you haven't already, go back and listen to the other original monologues on this theme in episode 1.
16:06
May 04, 2021
Episode 1: Mind The Gap
A new collection of original monologues to kick off season 2! Join host Daniella Down and co-host Sairah Erens on an audio adventure. In this episode, we journey around the world and into many different walks of life. From a self-proclaimed street prophet philosophising on the bus to a nostalgic journey about lost love and broken promises on the London underground to a commuter on the Hong Kong metro who questions whether the whole of humanity has substituted technology for common sense. It’s a wild ride for you this episode. Let the storytelling journey begin! Monologues: 'Spam' written by Elston Taylor and performed by Dauda Ladejobi 'Losing Grace' written by Toby McShane and performed by Jay Oliver Yip 'Mind The Gap' written by James Down and performed by Nick Atkinson Content note: this episode contains dome a-class swears and adult themes that may not be suitable for younger ears. Plugs and extra info  Drop The Ball — New monologue and scriptwriting course  'Muted Mask' — Spoken word poetry by Dauda Ladejobi for Spoken Not Stirred poetry collective NightWatchMan — A new mini comedy series about a reluctant Hackney-based superhero available on Amazon Prime Video (UK & USA), Twisted Mirror TV app and Smart TV The Proscenium  — New fiction podcast that showcases dramatic audio storytelling from Nick Atkinson's new online theatre company   Follow us on Instagram or Facebook  Music by James Cook. Find out more about James's composition at jamescookcomposition.com or on Instagram. This podcast is brought to you by Orange Theatre Company, Amsterdam's English language theatre. The Monologue Podcast's home is Anchor. You can also listen via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Breaker. Be in our next episode If you'd like to submit a monologue for next month's episode — the theme is TITS AND ASS — send us your 5-8 minute monologue (700-1100 words) to info@orangetheatrecompany.com by May 10th. Happy monologuing!
43:43
April 30, 2021
Season 2 Trailer
We're back for season 2 and we couldn't be more excited! Join host Daniella Down and co-host Sairah Erens for another audio adventure. In each episode, we premiere three original monologues written for the podcast which is performed by actors. Every episode is on a different theme, and no two monologues are alike. We also briefly interview the writers to find out more about their creative process.  We are always on the hunt for writers and actors, without whom our show wouldn't be possible. We are Amsterdam-based, but work with global creatives — it doesn't matter where you are or what your background, if you are inspired to write or perform, contact us on Instagram or email us at info@orangetheatrecompany.com.
00:49
April 24, 2021
Abridged Episode 4 'The Most Wonderful Time Of The year?'
An ABRIDGED VERSION our most-listened episode from season one of The Monologue podcast for submission to the New Jersey web (podcast) festival. Cosy up for a collection of three (not so) festive monologues to keep you jolly entertained! Join host Daniella Down and guest co-host Sairah Erens for this episode that showcases three original monologues from an international group of new writers and actors. From an artist who’d rather drink and be merry than be interviewed about her work, to a mum whose Christmas turkey ritual comes back to gobble her, to a son nostalgically remembering his parent’s battles over Quality Street Caramel Barrels. It wouldn't be Christmas without a family feud now, would it? Monologues: 'Interviewing Judy' written and performed by Paris Herbert-Taylor (Los Angeles) 'Most Wonderful Time of Year?' written and performed by Jacqueline Nolan (Amsterdam) 'Caramel Barrels' written by James Johnson and performed by Hugh Mackay (United Kingdom, Amsterdam) This episode's lesser-known quote from a famous play is from Shakespeare's 'The Merry Wives Of Windsor' Act 1, scene 1: "Come, gentlemen. I hope we can drink down all unkindness."
30:31
April 08, 2021
Episode 4: The most wonderful time of the year?
A collection of (not so) festive monologues to keep you jolly entertained over the holidays! Join host Daniella Down and guest co-host Sairah Erens for this episode that showcases three original festive monologues.  From an artist who’d rather drink and be merry than be interviewed about her work, to a mum whose Christmas turkey ritual comes back to gobble her, to a son nostalgically remembering his parent’s battles over Quality Street Caramel Barrels. It wouldn't be Christmas without a family feud now, would it? Monologues: 'Interviewing Judy' written and performed by Paris Herbert-Taylor 'Most Wonderful Time of Year?' written and performed by Jacqueline Nolan 'Caramel Barrels' written by James Johnson and performed by Hugh Mackay Content note: this episode contains a somewhat graphic description of slaughtering a turkey that may not be suitable for younger ears.  Plugs Aged Like Milk Podcast - Film review podcast by Paris Herber-Taylor The Monologue Podcast on Instagram The Monologue Podcast music is by James Cook. Find out more about James's composition at jamescookcomposition.com or on Instagram. This podcast is brought to you by Orange Theatre Company, Amsterdam's English language theatre. Thanks to Mate Made Music for use of their studio. The Monologue podcast's home is on Anchor. You can also listen via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Breaker. Keep up to date with all things monologue-related by following us on Instagram: @themonologuepodcast We are taking a break and will be back with season 2 in the new year. Stay tuned! 
39:38
December 24, 2020
Episode 3: Truth
A collection of monologues that speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth no matter how hard.  Join host Daniella Down and guest co-host Sairah Erens for this episode that showcases three original monologues that creatively interpret the theme, truth.  From a bereaved father who wants to take control of what he’s lost, to a young woman whose inner-monologue is on overdrive, to one of the fateful survivors of the Titanic who bears heavy guilt. Seriously, today’s monologues will have you belly-laughing, balling your eyes out, and everything in between. Monologues: 'I need to tell' written by Anna Murton and performed by Casey Kooyman 'Damnable Lies' written  by  Alan Olejniczak and performed by Sam Morris 'Lost it' written and performed by Sietse Remmers Content note: this episode contains some swears and darker themes and so may not be suitable for younger ears. Plugs  The Proscenium online theatre - listen to Helt Texas an original play by Alan Olejniczak and starring Daniella Down wherever you get your podcasts The Monologue Podcast on Instagram The Monologue Podcast music is by James Cook. Find out more about James's composition, producing, and musicianship at jamescookcomposition.com or on Instagram. This podcast is brought to you by Orange Theatre Company, Amsterdam's English language theatre. Thanks to Mate Made Music for use of their studio. The Monologue podcast's home is on Anchor. You can also listen via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Breaker. Keep up to date with all things monologue-related by following us on Instagram: @themonologuepodcast If you'd like to submit a monologue for next month's episode — the theme is THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR? — please send us your 5-8 minute monologue (about 700-1100 words) to info@orangetheatrecompany.com by December 14th. Happy monologuing!
36:32
November 30, 2020
Episode 2: Spooked
A collection of monologues that go bump in the night.   Join host Daniella Down and guest co-host Sairah Erens for this episode that showcases three original monologues that creatively interpret the theme, spooked: From a drunken dare that takes a very dark turn to how one woman cannot stand blasted Trick or Treaters to a trumpeter with a spooky connection to Stevie Wonder. We've got only treats and no tricks lined up for you in this episode. And nothing too scary! Monologues: 'The Dark Path' written and performed by Oliver Boon 'Horns For Stevie Wonder' written and performed by Loveday Smith  'Spoopy' written by Hugh Mackay, performed by Joanna Lucas Content note: this episode contains some swears and darker themes and so may not be suitable for younger ears. The Monologue Podcast music is by James Cook. Find out more about James's composition, producing, and musicianship at jamescookcomposition.com or on Instagram. This podcast is brought to you by Orange Theatre Company, Amsterdam's English language theatre. Thanks to Mate Made Music for use of their studio. The Monologue podcast's home is on Anchor. You can also listen via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Radio Public and Breaker. Keep up to date with all things monologue-related by following us on Instagram: @themonologuepodcast If you'd like to submit a monologue for next month's episode — the theme being 'TRUTH' — please send us your 5-8 minute monologue (about 700-1100 words) to info@orangetheatrecompany.com by November 15th. Happy monologuing!
40:30
October 29, 2020
Episode 1.5: BONUS
To celebrate the launch of the podcast, we've got a treat for you: a bonus monologue! '99 bottles' is written and performed by our host, Daniella Down. It tells the story of the Corona Crisis from a very unlikely source: a bottle of Corona beer. It’s actually a monologue she wrote write at the beginning of lockdown that ended up being the catalyst for this creating this podcast. Inspiration for this monologue came from one of her favourite podcasts, Everything Is Alive.  Content note: this bonus episode contains some swears and may not be suitable for younger ears. The Monologue Podcast music is by James Cook. Find out more about James's composition, producing, and musicianship at jamescookcomposition.com or on Instagram. This podcast is brought to you by Orange Theatre Company, Amsterdam's English language theatre. Thanks to Mate Made Music for use of their studio. The Monologue podcast's home is on Anchor. You can also listen via Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Radio Public and Breaker. Keep up to date with all things monologue-related by following us on Instagram: @themonologuepodcast If you'd like to submit a monologue for next month's episode, please submit your 5-8 minute monologue (about 800-1200 words) to info@orangetheatrecompany.com by October 15th. The theme of the episode is 'SPOOKED'.  Interperate that how you will. Happy monologuing!
09:53
September 29, 2020
Episode 1: Crisis, what crisis?
An unusual collection of monologues during life at 1.5 metres. This episode showcases three new monologues that couldn’t be more different. They each delve into this episode’s theme, the ongoing global crisis that seems to be 2020... from natural disasters of biblical proportion to the diabolical political landscape to the outrageous and ongoing police brutality and the unrest in opposition to it. Did we miss something? Oh, yes. Corona. This episode unleashes pure, unadulterated COVID crisis-creativity as you've never heard before. Trust me, these monologues today will leave you breathless… pardon the pun. Monologues: 'COVID Rant' written and performed by Mike Philips Gomez 'Painting Little i's' written and performed by Alex Baggot 'My Side Of The Glass' written and performed by Hugh Mackay Content note: this episode contains explicit themes and language and not suitable for younger ears.  The Monologue Podcast music is by James Cook. Find out more about James's composition, producing, and musicianship at jamescookcomposition.com or on Instagram.  This podcast is brought to you by Orange Theatre Company, Amsterdam's English language theatre.  Thanks to Mate Made Music for use of their studio.   The Monologue podcast's home is on Anchor. You can also listen via Spotify, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Radio Public and Breaker.  Keep up to date with all things monologue-related by following us on Instagram: @themonologuepodcast If you'd like to submit a monologue for next month's episode, please submit your 5-8 minute monologue (about 800-1200 words) to info@orangetheatrecompany.com by October 15th. The theme of the episode is 'SPOOKED'.  Interperate that how you will. Happy monologuing! 
42:59
September 29, 2020
Episode 0 PREVIEW
Story- and theatre-lovers rejoice! Check out the preview of a brand new podcast that showcases new writing in the form monologues read by actors. It's like going to the theatre from the comfort of your earphones.  First episode launching soon! Stay up to date by following @themonologuepodcast on Instagram  Brought to you by Orange Theatre Company, Amsterdam's English language theatre co.  Hosted by Daniella Down Original music by James Cook Composition 
02:53
September 22, 2020