Out of work, our slacker decides to become a Macy’s elf during the holiday crunch. Length

Start: I am applying for a job as an elf. The life of David Sedaris took an unexpected, and not entirely unwelcome, turn when his "Santaland Diaries" were first broadcast on Morning Edition in 1992. Gain full access to show guides, character breakdowns, auditions, monologues and more! Style Character Show Time & Place Even worse than applying is the very real possibility that I will not be hired, that I couldn’t even find work as an elf.

Crumpet the elf, an employee at Macy’s Santaland, has survived until READ MORE - PRO MEMBERS ONLY Join the StageAgent community to learn more about this monologue from The Santaland Diaries and unlock other amazing theatre resources! FREE



Male Comedic Contemporary Sign up today to unlock amazing theatre resources and opportunities. Macy’s Department Store, New York City, 1980s, 1990s,

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Research Playwrights, Librettists, Composers and Lyricists Crumpet 's Monologue from The Santaland Diaries including context, text and video example. Time Period That’s when you know you’re a failure.End: When it was my turn I explained that I wanted to be an elf because it was one of the most frightening career opportunities I had ever come across. Learn Act One, Scene One Gender Gain full access to show guides, character breakdowns, auditions, monologues and more! Age Range Adult Our nameless hero has arrived in New York City, an unemployed Gain full access to show guides, character breakdowns, auditions, monologues and more! Long " Santaland Diaries " is an essay by David Sedaris. The piece was well-received, and provided Sedaris with his first major break.

Based on his beloved humorous and autobiographical essays, David Sedaris’ The Santaland Diaries, adapted for the stage by Joe Mantello, is a wry and witty look at the combination of retail hell and theatrical spectacle that is the holiday season, a sharp, narrowly observed dark comedy. FREE Play
Join StageAgent today and unlock amazing theatre resources and opportunities. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa’s workshop, he becomes battle-weary and bitter. Gain full access to show guides, character breakdowns, auditions, monologues and more! Tags

The interviewer raised her face from my application and said, “And…?”For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: Research Playwrights, Librettists, Composers and Lyricists It is a humorous account of Sedaris' stint working as a Christmas elf in "Santaland" at Macy's department store. Selected monologues from The Santaland Diaries including video examples, context and character information. In Zoetic Stage’s production, the satirical monologue of a would-be actor slaving as an elf in Macy’s SantaLand is a wry, acerbic riff on the desensitizing corporate commercialization not just of the holiday, but of genuine sentiment as well. Mantello, Joe, and Sedaris, David. Sign up today to unlock amazing theatre resources and opportunities. Sedaris first read the essay on National Public Radio 's Morning Edition on December 23, 1992. Act/Scene THE STORIES: THE SANTALAND DIARIES is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker’s Christmas must feel like.