Praise for the first edition of Monologues and Scenes for Lesbian Actors :
No playwright has created as amazing a pantheon of historical lesbian characters as Carolyn Gage . . . a sumptuous feast of possibilities for both seasoned and budding lesbian performers to use portraying a full range of emotion and political perspectives. Carolyn Gage is a national lesbian treasure.
-Rosemary Keefe Curb, editor of Amazon All Stars: 13 Lesbian Plays
Her dozens of strong, funny, determined characters are a gift to lesbian actors everywhere. She also has a wicked sense of humor . . .
-Bay Area Reporter, San Francisco.
. . . remarkable strength and universality . . . moving and courageous . . . the collection will appeal to a readership beyond lesbian actors, because through careful research and deliberation Gage has created many stories of women's lives. In her writing, she makes one face truths one might normally try to avoid.
-Lambda Book Report, Washington, DC.
Gage's imagination and her richness of dialogue are a wonderful offering to a theatre community that could certainly use a push in the direction of representing us all on the stage.
-On the Purple Circuit, Los Angeles.
Strong contributions such as Gages should indeed help alleviate the long-standing situation of lesbians having to learn the craft of acting by impersonating heterosexuals . . . recommended for libraries supporting drama programs (schools as well as academic) and public libraries in towns and cities with community theatre.
-Newsletter of the Theatre Library Association, NYC
. . . diversity of roles to stimulate the most adventurous lesbian performer . . .this text enables the reader to see the impressive range of her work as well as to supply a needed sourcebook for auditions and scene work in one volume.
-The Lesbian Review of Books