I'm a Chef on a Reality Show and You're Damn Right I'm Going to Make Risotto!

Author Steven Hayet
New Brunswick, New Jersey

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Present                                 

Situation: Speaking to a confessional camera, a chef on a reality TV cooking competition show (Top Chef, Chopped, etc.) defends his or her strategy to make the frequently attempted and frequently failed dish—risotto.

Subject Matter: Cooking, Reality TV, Competition, Determination, Confidence, Parody

Note from Playwright: Since my freshman year college roommate introduced me to the Food Network many many years ago, I've been a fan of reality TV cooking competition shows like Chopped, Iron Chef, Top Chef, etc. From watching these programs, it's clear that some dishes turn out better than others and it is common knowledge that one dish that almost always fails is risotto. Even with this knowledge, new contestants choose to tackle this dish head on, instead of avoiding risotto and taking a safer route. Their confidence, optimism, and determination (with maybe a dash of delusion) inspired me to cook up this monologue. Hope you enjoy.

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    Stand-Alone Monologue
  • Character Age
    Young Adult (18-21), Adult 20-30, Adult 30-40, Adult 40-50, Adult 50-60, Adult 60-70, Adult 70+
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Universal
  • Character Ethnicity
    Universal
  • Genre
    Comedy
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min +
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Male
  • Writer Ethnicity
    Jewish, White
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