NYCPlaywrights put out a call for monologues on the theme of "you put a spell on me" and it was explained in this way:
The theme: You put a spell on me.Is that so hard to understand? How many times do you have to use the words "YOU put a spell on ME" in order for it to sink in that the play has to be a monologue by somebody (ME) addressing the person who put the spell on the speaker (YOU)???
The speaker of the monologue can be any age, gender, ethnicity, etc. but must address the theme of "you put a spell on me."
This can be approached in a variety of ways - it could be in the romantic sense of "I'm so in love with you that you must have put a spell on me" or in the literal sense of "you used magical powers on me" - and this could be true in the world of the monologue, or the speaker could be delusional. Your choice, as long as it addresses the theme in a discernible way.
Out of the 21 submissions sent so far, I had to throw out all but 4. The ones I threw out included monologues about:
- A spelling bee;
- You put a spell on your father;
- She put a lesbian spell on me;
- A bizarre preacher's sermon;
- I think I either loved or pitied some guy;
- He put a spell on her, who is really me;
- He put a spell on this woman I know;
- I'll tell you a story about a guy, he'll put a spell on you;
- I'm drunk and I'm attracted to you;
- I rant to a group of people about men that I hate.
What the hell is wrong with these people?