Y York has written pieces that have been variously described (by others) as monologues, monodramas, stories, performance pieces, or poems. Some of them were performed by Y in the 1980s under the title Deceptions Major and Minor, some were performed in the 1990s at the Seattle late-night show House of Dames; some were performed as Y York: No Props, some were performed by actors at Honolulu Theatre for Youth as a part of Christmas Talk Story, and some were never performed at all. Some became source material for characters and stories that ended up in plays. Others have been used by actors as monologue pieces.

Recently, during the Years of the Pandemic, Y began releasing new stories online, performed by herself and other actors.

The stories below can be downloaded and printed as pdf files. They are protected by copyright; however, actors are free to use them as audition monologues as long as they credit the author.

The Lady Who....

...Believes in Physics
...Changed After the Election
...Drives Her Husband Around
...Gets Arrested for Shoplifting
...Had An Urge to Wash her Car
...Had to Get Out
...Has Consumption Guilt
...Hates Her Husband's Driving
...Inhales Bad Air
...Is Grateful
...Is Prepared for Death
...Knows it Isn't Getting Better
..Looked Away
...Makes Bad Telephone Calls
...Met the Writer
...Needed a Story for Sweeps Week
...Paints in Primary Colors
...Pays the Going Rate

...Picks Up Litter
...Remembers the Sick Girl
...Shops With Her Parents
...Stopped the War
...Struggles with Words
...Teaches Tobacco Sellers
...Took Her Things and Got Out
...Wanted Her Husband to Die
...Was Awesome
...Was Glad/Sad
...Was Looking for the Minister
...Won’t Give Advice
...Won’t Screw It Up
...Won’t Wish


Other Stories


Finders Keepers
I Hate Hawaii
Lord of the Rings Christmas
Mr. Tsuda
Paula the Ugly
The Magic Bag
The Real Prize
The Strange Disappearance of Young Doctor Young
The Wallet
Try to Be a Woman




Stories on Video

The Lady Who Knew

The Lady Who Looked Away

The Lady Who Won’t Screw It Up

The Lady Who Won’t Wish

All other inquiries should go to the author's agent