“Monologue is a documentary that looks at the lives of 17 New York City Actors over the course of 14 years to see what they have learned about the business of acting. I was interested in why artists continue in the face of so much adversity and rejection. I wanted to answer the question of why people create in the first place.”

“In 2011, 1 month before 9/11, 53 actors were taped in New York City performing the monologues they were shopping around at the time and talking about the process of becoming a working actor. 14 years later I revisited 17 of the actors to see what they have learned since we met.”

“Monologue is a story of human perseverance against all odds.”

~ Edison Midgett