DANIEL GUYTON has won numerous writing awards for his stage plays and screenplays, including the Best Horror Screenplay Award from the Los Angeles Film & Script Festival, two playwriting awards from the Kennedy Center/ACTF Festival, and many others. His stage plays have been produced over 300 times around the world, and he has received over 40 publications. www.danguyton.com.
Thanks to Daniel Guyton for allowing NYCPlaywrights to publish this excerpt from his monologue HATE MALE.
These bars can't hold me in. These walls can't shackle me. I am transcendental. I am existential! I am anti-matter, ectoplasm, plant destroying phytoplasm. I will melt into the floorboards, delve into the ether, I will eat the ground beneath my feet, and swallow up asbestos. I will rise up on the other side, a thousand times larger than I am right now, and I will cut you while you’re sleeping. I will fuck your family, and I will eat your goddamn dog for dinner! That is – assuming that you have one. Do you have a dog there, Mr. Guard? Mr. Doggy Guard? Or are you just a pussy man like I think you are?
Don’t even look at me. Don’t even breathe near me. Every particle of air you spew is like a toxin. Every sound you make is …
(She spits at him)
Just get away from me.