THE RIVER JORDAN - Barney - Jordan

Chicago, Illinois

PLAY DESCRIPTION

The River Jordan is a story about a young homeless man who relives the events leading up to him becoming homeless through flashbacks of his upbringing. It takes place in present day Chicago.

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Present                                 

Situation: Jordan is drinking and begins to sing "I'm a little teapot" which reminds him of the promises in his childhood that no longer ring true. He gets more and more agitated knowing that people are afraid of him but aren't afraid of the police officers that are murdering black and brown bodies on a regular basis.

Subject Matter: Police Brutality, Childhood, Sadness, Pain

Supplemental Information: The full script of THE RIVER JORDAN is available to read on MonologueBank.

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  • Source
    Full-Length Play
  • Character Age
    Young Adult (18-21), Adult 20-30
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Male, Heterosexual
  • Character Ethnicity
    African/African American
  • Genre
    Drama, Comedic Drama, Family Drama
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female, LGBTPQQIA/Non-Binary
  • Writer Ethnicity
    African/African American, Latin@/x - Hispanic, Multiracial
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