STRIKE: ALL WOMEN STAND UNITED - Sacrifice - Blue

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: While on strike with the other women cashiers she works with, Blue struggles with the balance of what she has been told to be as a woman, and what she needs to do to survive.

Subject Matter: Working Mother, Motherhood, Dreams, Women’s Equality, Class Struggle, Beauty, Identity, Selflessness, Sacrifice, Doubts, Worry, Exhaustion

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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    One-Act Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 30-40, Adult 40-50
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female
  • Character Ethnicity
    Universal
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Period
    Contemporary
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    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
  • Writer Ethnicity
    White
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