The Cool Go-Kart - Boy

Norwich, Vermont


Time: Present                                 

Situation: A young boy, enraged at his mother and her new boyfriend, is about to race his go-kart against the boyfriend's son Alex. He's especially angry because his mother, who wants to make a good impression on Alex's father, insists that the boy give Alex "all the cool stuff."

Subject Matter: Children, Rivals, Mother's Boyfriend, Rage, Go-Karts, Mad Max

Note from Playwright: I wrote this piece as a response to a photograph of two boys racing go-karts side by side. It was an image on a greeting card, but the expression of one boy in the photo told a story I wanted to write. It came rushing out as this monologue. My friend Asher Wyndham, monologue writer extraordinaire, recommended this piece on New Play Exchange (NPX), and he expresses its theme, and the way it should be performed, perfectly. "This monologue...flawlessly captures the voice of a boy enraged at life, his mother's new BF and the BF's son. What is remarkable is that the playwright doesn't judge the boy, doesn't offer a life lesson, doesn't sanitize, lets the boy reveal his emotions uncensored -- in doing so, it feels so real, uncontrived, and most definitely relatable to kids like him. If performed at a school near you, this will get some laughs, but also offer some discussion about how kids can handle new family situations like the one described in this monologue." Thanks, Asher!  


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    Stand-Alone Monologue
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    Child (3-12)
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    Drama, Theatre for Young Audiences
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