Eclectic Voices

Fiction, Monologues, Plays & More

“The Things that make You Strange are the Things that make You Powerful” (Ben Platt)

By Taylor Ashbrook I had an epiphany recently. A ridiculous, splendid epiphany. I realized that Theater has been the single most influential element of my life. My parents were Theater … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

You Got This!

By Ken Patton We all do it… whether it is at the gym, or at school or work, even out and about as we happen to walk past someone who … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Ghost in the Adaptation Controversy

Thoughts by Sean M. Kozma Unless you live under a rock that doesn’t have wifi, or are otherwise completely disconnected from current pop culture, you’re probably aware of the recently … Continue reading

April 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Interview with Emily Charouhas, Playwright

Interview by Eclectic Voices Writer Jason Britt With Emily Charouhas, the author of the play Artificial Flowers playing at Zombie Joe’s Underground March 3 & 4 and March 11 & 12, 2017 … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

Join Us for Lit Crawl L.A. in NoHo!

For the first time, Eclectic Voices will be part of the NoHo Lit Crawl L.A.! We’ll be opening up the night as part of Round 1 from 7pm – 7:45pm … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Theory of Silence Part 9: Madam Lydia

In June 2012, Eclectic Voices produced a completely original monologue play: The Theory of Silence, Details on a Disappearance.  It grew out of a writing exercise surrounding the idea of … Continue reading

September 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Our Writers Publish Things: Laura Lee Bahr

Our awesome cohort writer Laura Lee Bahr recently published her SECOND novel! Check out Laura reading an excerpt from the novel Long Form Religious Porn at the release party on April … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

In Their Own Voice: The Quest

The writers of Electic Voices have started a journey into the realm of audio – take a listen to our first recording of one of our own writers reading his … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Writing Advice from Writers

a note from Eclectic Voices Coordinator, Chelsea Sutton It’s a new year, and a lot of us are making resolutions to better ourselves – it’s easy to get lost in … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

An Awkward Challenge & Happy Thanksgiving!

This week, a few of our writers took the challenge to write a monologue or story based on a photo from AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com.  (If you haven’t experienced that website, it can … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

We’re Back & A Special Thank You

A Note from Eclectic Voices Coordinator Chelsea Sutton As you may or may not have noticed, Eclectic Voices took a little hiatus in August and September – we finished out … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

First Ever Eclectic Voices Reading Festival is Here!

The Eclectic Voices Writers Group has been toiling away all year long, and now the time has come – the first ever Eclectic Voices Reading Festival has arrived! Featuring readings … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Evolution of Voice: We Are What We Pretend To Be

I recently turned 29 and created that obligatory “30 Things To Do Before Turning 30” list. I’m not going to post it publically, since it would probably be more embarrassing … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 5 Comments

New Monologue Show: The Big Day!

We’re doing another monologue show!  Over the last couple years, Eclectic Voices has produced several monologue shows,Funny How Things Work Out, Abstract Concepts, Signs from the Universe, All Over Again and The Theory … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Moment for Magical Realism

a thought from Eclectic Voices Coordinator Chelsea Sutton This is how the conversation goes: Random Person: Oh, you’re a writer?  What kind of stuff do you write? Me: Plays and … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Money Pit: Love in the Time of Crowdsourcing

a thought from Eclectic Voices Coordinator Chelsea Sutton I recently had the acute and highly uncomfortable realization that I’ve made a very poor financial decision: I chose writing as a … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · 2 Comments

Monologue Show: We’re No Heroes!

We’re doing another monologue show!  Over the last couple years, Eclectic Voices has produced several monologue shows, Funny How Things Work Out, Abstract Concepts, Signs from the Universe, All Over … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

7 New Years Resolutions for Writers

A Thought from Eclectic Voices Coordinator, Chelsea Sutton It hits around December 17.  You’re moving along like usual, maybe stressing out about various holiday to-do lists, over-indulging on the mounds … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Choose Your Own Adventure: Interacting With Story

A Thought from Eclectic Voices Coordinator Chelsea Sutton I don’t know about you, but I was a big fan of the Choose Your Own Adventure series when I was a … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 9 Comments

So…Are You Doing NaNoWriMo?

So…are you? It’s that time of year again.  November is National Novel Writing Month, when people from around the world endeavor to write a 50,000 word novel in just 30 … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · 6 Comments

A Moment For Horror

Part of the Eclectic Voices Halloween Edition A thought from Eclectic Voices Coordinator Chelsea Sutton I took a class once on horror films (Yes…I took many odd classes in college.  … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

Flash Fiction vs. The Epic

A thought from Eclectic Voices Coordinator Chelsea Sutton I was first introduced to flash fiction back in college when I took a class devoted to the genre (and the elusive … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · 6 Comments

What Our Writers Are Reading

We asked our writers to give us a few reading recommendations – books/writers they love, books that have influenced their writing, or even just what’s open on their desk at … Continue reading

August 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Book & Theater Trailers: Loving Them, Hating Them and Everything In Between

a thought from Eclectic Voices Coordinator Chelsea Sutton Like it or not, books and theater are in constant competition against movies and television for your entertainment attentions. At this point, … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

4 Challenges Facing Literature & Theater

A Thought from Eclectic Voices Coordinator Chelsea Sutton I was a fiction writer first, spending many days of my childhood curled on my bed reading Goosebumps and writing silly little … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

Welcome to Eclectic Voices!

A Quick Note from Eclectic Voices Coordinator Chelsea Sutton A few years ago, I started a little writers group at The Eclectic Company Theatre in North Hollywood, California.  It was … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · 5 Comments

Kerouac’s Thoughts

If you haven’t read Jack Kerouac, you should.  If you’ve never heard of him, where have you been?  In any case, a lot of people over the years asked Kerouac … Continue reading

October 16, 2008 · Leave a comment