REPORT FROM THE STREET - Pray-er - Homeless Person

Author MK Punky
Los Angeles, California


Time: Contemporary                                

Situation: A homeless person explains the nature of prayer and who benefits from it. S/he shares what it’s like at the bottom of society and the paradoxes inherent in life on the street.

Subject Matter: Homelessness, Helplessness, Hopelessness, Feeling Defeated, Prayer, Paradox, Time, Mortality, Zen

Note from Playwright: This piece is the culmination of a year-long listening project. It's part of an eight-monologue suite CALLED "REPORT FROM THE STREET: VOICES OF THE HOMELESS, published as a chapbook by H&H Press.

Supplemental Information:  This monologue was originally published in an anthology called "The Kindness of Strangers" (Universal Table, 2016).


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    Stand-Alone Monologue, One-Act Play, Poem
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    Adult 20-30, Adult 30-40, Adult 40-50, Adult 50-60, Adult 60-70, Adult 70+
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