Dot matrix, Woodstock, and Vietnam. Everyone's making bombs, including our longhaired, short-winded, one-eyed, two-fisted, bar-mitzvahed teen hero. An experienced social entrepreneur by day, by night R. Jim Stahl's coming-of-age monologues, performed under the name Monocular Man, traverse the finest suburbs from Boston to Miami, taking on race, class, privilege, and manhood. Critics say, "Brave!" “Funny,” “Swift,” “Eloquent” and “Hopeful!” Stahl has performed his monologues on Public Television (WGBH and WORLD CHANNEL)at the National Storytelling Festival, the New York International Fringe FestivalTrinity Rep, New York's Strawberry One-Act Play Festival, and the Providence Fringe.

Listen below to a monologue told before a delighted audience of 400 people at the 1st Person Festival of Memoir and Documentary Art.



Popeye, too, had one eye!

"Popeye, too had one eye!" (author Stahl on stage at Trinity Rep, RI)