THE BLACKEST BATTLE - Misty Copeland Pirouette - The Ring Master

Author Psalmayene 24
Washington, D.C.

PLAY DESCRIPTION

It's the Fourth of July in the fictional city of Chief County, New York—a place where so-called Black on Black violence rains down like a fiery storm. In this unique hip-hop musical, Bliss and Dream, members of warring rap factions, fall in love and wrestle with making sense of their turbulent lives. 

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Present Day on the Fourth of July                            

Situation: It’s the 4th of July in Chief County. The Ring Master, a beautiful and charismatic woman, is watching one rap faction set up for a rent party. The sounds of fireworks mingled with gunshots fill the air. She begins to rap to the audience over a beat similar to Mobb Deep about the reality of life in Chief County and its inhabitants’ luck.

Subject Matter: Guns, Violence, Luck, Caution, Optimism, Street Smarts, African Americans, Hip-Hop, Rap, Poetry

Supplemental Information: To read the full script THE BLACKEST BATTLE, go to Psalm’s New Play Exchange page.

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  • Source
    Full-Length Play, Musical, Play w/Music
  • Character Age
    Adult 20-30, Adult 30-40
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female
  • Character Ethnicity
    African/African American
  • Genre
    Comedic Drama, Musical, Play w/Music
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Male
  • Writer Ethnicity
    African/African American
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