Talking With…

Jane Martin won the 1982 American Theatre Critics Association Award for Best Regional Play with the dramatic comedy, Talking With… This collection of extraordinary monologues will be our first production of 2025. Prepared to be amused, moved and frightened by its characters who always speak from the depths of their souls.


Auditions & Rehearsals

  • January 6 & 7, registration at 6:30PM, auditions at 7PM
  • January 8, call backs by invitation at 7PM
  • January 9 read-through, headshots, costume measurements, forms

Performance Dates

  • March 7, 8, 14 & 15 @ 7:30 PM
  • March 15 @ 1:30 PM

About Talking With…

These extraordinary monologues received a standing ovation at Louisville’s Actors Theatre. The play is composed of eleven ten-minute monologues, each featuring a different woman who talks about her life. They include a baton twirler, a fundamentalist snake handler, an ex rodeo rider and an actress willing to go to any length to get a job.

Talking With… is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals. https://concordtheatricals.com

Open Auditions on January 6 & 7

Casting is open to all gender identities. The characters will present as women (as they are written).

  • Fifteen Minutes: a struggling actress in a road company gets ready to go onstage
  • Scraps: dressed as the The Patchwork Girl of Oz, a very bored housewife lives more and more in her imaginary world
  • Clear Glass Marbles: she tells the story of how her mother prepared for her coming death
  • Audition: a very nervous actress, with her cat in tow, has a disastrous audition for a role
  • Rodeo: a cowgirl talks about how rodeos have become commercial ventures, like everything else in the country
  • Twirler: a baton twirler speaks ecstatically about how twirling brings her close to God
  • Lamps: a woman finds amazement and comfort in light as she grows older
  • Handler: a woman from an evangelical sect handles deadly snakes to test her faith
  • Dragons: she is in labor, and is about to give birth to a dragon
  • French Fries: she is a homeless woman, what used to be called a Bag Lady, who wants to live in a McDonald’s
  • Marks: a woman in a bar talks about why she began to cover her body with tattoos

To preview a copy of the script, please contact artistic@centralparkplayers.org.