Days I Can Barely Get Myself Here - STRIKE: ALL WOMEN STAND UNITED - Gladys

Author Karen Cecilia
Brooklyn, New York

PLAY DESCRIPTION

Seven women from all walks of life work as cashiers at a locally owned Brooklyn food store. Two weeks ago, they collectively agreed to go on strike for the same pay as the stock boys. But now, two weeks of standing on a busy street without pay, they are worn down and their eagerness to keep striking is being questioned.

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Contemporary                                

Situation: A woman who is a cashier at a local Brooklyn food store goes on strike, but after two weeks she contemplates her daughters and wonders about the bigger picture.

Subject Matter: Working Mother, Motherhood, Daughters, Women’s Equality, Class Struggle, Identity, Selflessness, Sacrifice, Feminism

Note from Playwright: I wanted for everyone to understand what the struggles of working class women were on a day to day basis. The women we see and interact with every day, yet may never consider how they survive.

Supplemental Information: To read the full script STRIKE: ALL WOMEN STAND UNITED, contact Karen directly at infokarencecilia@gmail.com.

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  • Source
    One-Act Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 20-30
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female
  • Character Ethnicity
    Latin@/x - Hispanic, Multiracial
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
  • Writer Ethnicity
    White
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