JODY - Reese

Author Corey Shields
Houston, Texas

PLAY DESCRIPTION

A letter from home stirs up a debate between a U.S. Army soldier and his Sergeant on whether or not they should reveal its contents to their fellow soldier. If they do, will it affect that soldier’s chances for survival in the Vietnam War?

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: 1970s                                   

Situation: Soldier Caleb and Sgt. Reese have just read a break up letter sent by the girlfriend of Caleb’s soldier buddy Tyler. Sgt. Reese forcefully tries to convince Caleb to keep quiet about the break up. Reese shares how his own experience with bad news from home almost killed him in the jungles of Vietnam.

Subject Matter: Love, Bitterness, Betrayal, Soldiers, Vietnam, Survival, Military, Protection, Break Up

Note from Playwright: In creating JODY, I found myself wondering what goes through a young person's mind while they are away at war and everyone they love is back home enjoying life. I decided to take it a step further and contemplate what Vietnam era soldiers must have gone through.

Supplemental Information: To read the full Ten-Minute Play JODY, contact Corey directly at fcshields72@gmail.com.

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  • Source
    Ten-Minute Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 20-30, Adult 30-40
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Male
  • Character Ethnicity
    Universal
  • Genre
    Comedic Drama
  • Period
    Pre-Contemporary, Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less, 1 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Male
  • Writer Ethnicity
    African/African American
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