The Sins of Rebethany Chastain
THE SINS OF REBETHANY CHASTAIN - 1F, One-Act (10 min). A prison inmate shares her zany
story about how she got arrested, in this one woman monologue.

*Excerpt published in The Best Women's Stage Monologues of 2014 by Smith & Kraus, 2014*
*Excerpt published in
Best Contemporary Monologues for Women 18-35 by Applause Books, 2014*

"First up is THE SINS OF REBETHANY CHASTAIN. In this beautifully blocked monologue, Kate
Guyton tells the story of what sent Rebethany to prison. Ms. Guyton has a white trash twang, and the
tale she tells is a comic set of grievances centering around a bicycle and jealousy of a girl in her
class. Yes, there’s a crime involved, but it’s a convoluted path in the telling. It’s beautifully rendered,
by playwright, director, and actress alike." (Playgoer,, 2015)

"'Prison Monologues, Part I' by Daniel Guyton... is a series of solo performances drawn on
emotional power, subtle explorations of message, and dark, evocative imagery that made this
exhibition truly one of the powerhouses of this year's Fringe. All of these narratives are powerfully
delivered and bring something very interesting to the table... Keep an eye out for future offerings of
this piece." (Daniel Lamb,
Edge Media Network, 2015)

"Last is Daniel Guyton’s
THE SINS OF REBETHANY CHASTAIN. Reprising her role in this
monologue from last year’s Atlanta Fringe Festival is the fantastic Kate Guyton, in a tour-de-force
performance of a white-trashy young woman whose actions represent the "sins" of the title. It’s
brash and profane and energetic and given lively direction by the playwright, ending the night on a
high note of hilarity." (Playgoer,, 2015)

"Black Sheep Theatre included this piece in our Halloween event this year. It was brilliant!"
(Deborah Smola, Black Sheep Theatre Ensemble, 2013)

"OMG! '
ROMANCE [IS DEAD]' and 'REBETHANY' are some fine pieces of dark comedy! Thank
you for your twisted mind! Haha! I say that with the utmost respect and love." (Diane Mashia, Black
Sheep Theatre Ensemble, 2013)

"Dan's piece demonstrated his remarkable skill on all levels -- it was bawdy, clever, touching,
surprising and wonderfully spirited. A big bonus was to see the performance of Kate Guyton, who
admirably brought to life the first of the four monologues." (Hank Kimmel, Working Title
Playwright, 2015)

          "If you thought
Vagina Monologues were intense, you ain't seen shit" (Josh Vining,
          Onstage Atlanta, 2015)

          "This was a spectacular show. Four wonderful monologues. Yes Kate (Guyton) surprised me
          as a real comedic talent... Parents, teach your children well to keep them out of prison!"
          (David Fisher, Working Title Playwrights, 2015)

          "The show was great. Kate Guyton is fierce and fabulous!" (Laura King, Lionheart Theatre,

THE SINS OF REBETHANY CHASTAIN provides a different tone than any seen yet in
          this collection, as we see Rebethany tell the hilariously tragic story of how a few small events
          can change one’s world entirely. This is written with a bit of southern trashy charm and
          filled with a wild warmth of description, character, and event. Rebethany is incredibly likable
despite her flaws, and reading this monologue made me want to see it on stage immediately."
(Michael Weems, Next Stage Press, 2015)

"I just performed part of this monologue for my theatre class. It was my first comedic monologue
ever and I got lots of good feedback. This writer's material is amazing!" (Khaya Osborne,
actress, 2016)

--Produced at Emerging Artist Theatre's One Woman Standing Festival in Manhattan, 2013
--Produced by
Mostly Harmless Productions in Albany, NY, 2013
--Published by
Next Stage Press as part of Hilarious Nightmares in 2013
--Produced by the
Black Sheep Theatre Coalition in Rochester, NY, 2013
--Produced at the
Atlanta Fringe Festival in Atlanta, GA, 2015
--Produced at the
Classic City Fringe Festival in Athens, GA, 2015
--Produced by
Onion Man Productions in Atlanta, GA, 2016

Interview with Atlanta Fringe Buzz about Prison Monologues
Review of Prison Monologues by Playgoer of
Review of Prison Monologues by Edge Media Network
Article about Prison Monologues by Red & Black
Article about Prison Monologues by Athens Banner-Herald
Article about Prison Monologues by Flagpole Magazine
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