Author Rae Binstock
Brooklyn, New York

PLAY DESCRIPTION: From a time-traveling dinner party to an Alabama jailhouse, a group of women from the length and breadth of American culture struggle to figure out who they are and what they want. As the country confronts its own bloody history and the path of the future grows ever more uncertain, the relationships between these women start to strain, revealing how very deep America's wounds go. Inspired by works such as Caryl Churchill's TOP GIRLS and Maria Irene Fornés's FEFU AND HER FRIENDS, DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN EVOLUTION is a loud, sarcastic, and painful look at American womanhood across the centuries.


Time: Contemporary                                

Situation: Mo is at a party where all the other guests are women of different races, ages, and religions, from throughout American history. They are discussing a female presidential candidate (who may or may not be Hillary Clinton) and why they do or don't want her to win.

Subject Matter: American History, Politics, Feminism, Intersectionality, Race, Gender, Violence, Identity, Women, Hillary Clinton

Note from Playwright: Mo is a butch lesbian from 1980s New York, snarky and wry, hardened by rough times and full of revolutionary fire. Also, a white woman who wants to be an ally so badly she often ends up shouting down or misrepresenting the actual people she's trying to support. She is explaining why she would not want a female candidate (very similar to Hillary Clinton) as president. This is her main beef with the notion.

The Playwright gives you permission to do this scene as a monologue.

Supplemental Information:

To read the full script of DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN EVOLUTION, visit Rae’s New Play Exchange page.


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    Full-Length Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 30-40
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female, Lesbian, Queer
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  • Character Special Traits
    Bulldyke, Masculine
  • Genre
    Comedic Drama, Historical Drama, Political Play
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    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female, LGBTPQQIA/Non-Binary
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