Literary agents can be very helpful in getting your material to the best theaters (and the top readers) for your specific type of play. Although they primarily deal with regular plays, it's certainly worth your while to try to find an agent who believes in your monologue play.
It's been suggested that you should only contact a couple of agents at a time. Most literary agents request that you first send a query letter describing your piece. You should also enclose an updated bio with the letter and any press material or past reviews of your work. If you find a theater or club where you can perform your work, make sure that you contact any agents who have expressed interest in your work.
For further information on finding the right literary agent for your material, contact the Association of Authors' Representatives, 10 Astor Place, Third Floor, New York, NY 10003. Send the AAR a check or money order for $7 and a SASE (60 cents) for its brochure.
Alan Brodie Representation Ltd.
211 Picadilly London W1V 9LD England
Contact: Alan Brodie or Sarah McNair
They prefer recommendations by professionals known to their agency.
Alliance Talent Agency
1501 Broadway, Suite 404 New York, NY 10036 Tel: (212) 840-6868 Fax: (212) 840-7237 Contact: Carole Davis
^ Send Carole Davis a copy of your monologue play or a synopsis and query o letter.
< Agency for the Performing Arts
888 Seventh Avenue, Suite 602 New York, NY 10106 Tel: (212) 582-1500 Contact: Leo Bookman
Ann Elmo Agency
60 East Forty-Second Street New York, NY 10165 Tel: (212) 661-2800 Contact: Mari Cronin or Letti Lee
Ann Wright Representatives
165 West Forty-Second Street, #1105 New York, NY 10036-2501 Tel: (212) 764-6770 Contact: Dan Wright
The Ann Wright Representatives prefer that you send them a query letter with a SASE.
Barbara Hogenson Agency
165 West End Avenue, #19C New York, NY 10023 Tel: (212) 874-8084 Fax: (212) 362-3011 Contact: Barbara Hogenson
Bret Adams, Ltd.
448 West Forty-Fourth Street
New York, NY 10036
Contact: Bret Adams, Bruce Ostler
Curtis Brown, Ltd.
London, SW1Y 4SP England Tel: 011-44-171-396-6600 Fax: 011-44-171-396-0110
The agency prefers that you send them your monologue play.
Don Buchwald and Associates
10 East Forty-Fourth Street New York, NY 10017 Tel: (212) 867-1200 Fax: (212) 972-3200 Contact: Theatrical Department
A query or synopsis along with a bio is preferred.
Douglas, Gorman, Rothacker and Wilhelm
1501 Broadway, Suite 703 New York, NY 10036 Tel: (212) 382-2000 Fax: (212) 719-2878
Send them ten pages of your monologue, a résumé, and a query letter.
Duva-Flack Associates, Inc.
200 West Fifty-Seventh Street, Suite 1008 New York, NY 10019 Tel: (212) 957-9600 Fax: (212) 957-9606
157 West Fifty-Seventh Street
New York, NY 10019
Contact: Flora Roberts, Sarah Douglas
They are looking for playwrights with outstanding credits. Send a query with a résumé.
The Gersh Agency
130 West Forty-Second Street, Suite 2400 New York, NY 10036 Tel: (212) 997-1818 Fax: (212) 391-8459
Contact: Peter Hagen, John Buzzetti, Mike Lubin, Scott Yoselow, Kara Young
^ The Gersh Agency prefers a professional recommendation or a o query letter with SASE.
< The Graham Agency
311 West Forty-Third Street New York, NY 10036 Tel: (212) 489-7730 Contact: Earl Graham
Harden Curtis Associates
850 Seventh Avenue, Suite 903 New York, NY 10019 Tel: (212) 977-8502
Contact: Mary Harden Letters of inquiry are preferred.
Helen Merril, Ltd.
425 West Twenty-Third Street, Suite 1F New York, NY 10011 Tel: (212) 691-5326 Contact: Patrick Herold
3131 S.W. Sherwood Place Portland, OR 97201-2254 Contact: Ed Udovick
Ed Udovick accepts unsolicited scripts.
International Creative Management
40 West Fifty-Seventh Street New York, NY 10019 Tel: (212) 556-5600
Contact: Bridget Aschenberg, Sam Cohn, Arlene Donovan, Mitch Douglas
The Joyce Ketay Agency
1501 Broadway, Suite 1908 New York, NY 10036 Tel: (212) 354-6825 Fax: (212) 354-6732
E-mail: [email protected]
Contact: Joyce Ketay, Carl Mulert, Wendy Streeter
They prefer you to contact them only through referrals.
Judy Boals, Inc.
208 West Thirtieth Street, Suite 401 o
New York, NY 10001 Tel: (212) 868-0924 Contact: Judy Boals, Agent
Ms. Boals prefers letters of inquiry or recommendations from professionals whom she's familiar with.
The Lantz Office
888 Seventh Avenue, #2500 New York, NY 10106 Tel: (212) 586-0200
Contact: Robert Lantz, Dennis Aspland
Literary Artists Representatives
575 West End Avenue New York, NY 10024 Tel: (212) 787-3808 Fax: (212) 595-2098 Contact: Madeline Perrone
Mark Christian Subias Agency
331 West Fifty-Seventh Street, #46
New York, NY 10019
Contact: Mark Christian Subias, Agent
Mr. Subias prefers letters of inquiry or professional recommendations.
Peregrine Whittlesey Agency
345 East Eightieth Street, #31F New York, NY 10021 Tel: (212) 737-0153 Fax: (212) 734-5176 Contact: Peregrine Whittlesey
Peregrine Whittlesey prefers that you send a query with résumé. They're only looking for "original writing."
3 East Forty-Eighth Street New York, NY 10017
Contact: Ron Gwiazda, Howard Rosenstone, Phyllis Wender
The Shukat Company
340 West Fifty-Fifth Street, Suite 1A New York, NY 10019-3744 Tel: (212) 582-7614 E-mail: [email protected]
Susan Shulman Literary Agency
454 West Forty-Fourth Street New York, NY 10036 Tel: (212) 713-1633 Fax: (212) 581-8830 E-mail: [email protected] Contact: Susan Schulman
Susan prefers a professional recommendation or a query letter.
20 East Fifty-Third Street, Suite 2A New York, NY 10022 Tel: (212) 752-1835 Fax: (212) 752-7558 Contact: Honey Raider
The Tantleff Agency
375 Greenwich Street, #700 New York, NY 10013 Tel: (212) 941-3939 Fax: (212) 941-3948
Contact: Jack Tantleff, Charmaine Ferenczi
Writers and Artists Agency
19 West Forty-Fourth Street, Suite 1000
New York, NY 10036
Contact: William Craver, Greg Wagner
They prefer that you don't send your queries by fax.
160 East Ninety-Seventh Street o
New York, NY 10029
Greg Ziegler prefers that you send a synopsis with a short sample of your monologue and a query letter.
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