Dreams As Real As Blood - Woman

Fitchburg, Massachusetts

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Now                           

Situation: An attempt to reconcile the dichotomy of America, a nation that produced both the greatness of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the horrors of Hiroshima, My Lai, and Abu Ghraib. The best and worst of America, as remembered by an ageless Southern woman.

Subject Matter: War, Peace, Civil Rights, Dr. Martin Luther King, Vietnam, Massacres, Torture, WWII

Note from Playwright: This character is the embodiment of America's conscience, as it wrestles with both its sins and its heroism. The past weighs heavy on the present. The loftier the ideals, the more painful it is to fail to realize them.

This piece is inspired by the great tradition of black southern oratory—steeped in religion, uplifting the soul and seizing the spirit, but never pretending that things are all right when they aren't.

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  • Source
    Stand-Alone Monologue
  • Character Age
    Adult 40-50, Adult 50-60, Adult 60-70, Adult 70+
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Universal, Female
  • Character Ethnicity
    Universal, African/African American
  • Character Special Traits
    Accent, Spirit
  • Genre
    Drama, Historical Drama
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
  • Writer Ethnicity
    Asian/Asian American, Multiracial
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