THE RIVER JORDAN - I'm a Man - 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 asking for change and gets frustrated by the way people are treating him.

Subject Matter: Humanity, Judgement, Kindness, Homelessness

Note from Playwright: I wrote this piece because I was blown away by how many times this homeless man was saying Good morning to people with no response. He wasn't a begging for anything or harassing anyone, he simply was saying good morning and no one responded. So, after a while I spoke up and said Good morning back and he said that I was the first person to speak to him all day. It was 6 pm. My heart broke and so I wrote this piece.

Supplemental Information:

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

DOWNLOAD INFORMATION

After your purchase is complete, check your e-mail for an order confirmation and invoice. (Sometimes you receive two confirmations; check both.) The order confirmation will contain a link in blue text to a PDF containing: 

  • Full Monologue
  • Character Information
  • Important Contextual Information

 

According to the terms of your license, you are permitted to download the PDF 2 times only. The access link will expire 48 hours after the time stamp on the invoice.

  • Price:$2.99
Qty:  

Click here to see Full play   

Not rated yet
No reviews.
  • 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
Customer reviews
Average rating:

Score: 0. Votes: 0
Please sign in to add review
There are no comments yet. Be the first to leave a comment
Related products
  Source Title Author Description Free sample
Suzanne Bronson

A young, charming, conman needs to move out of his friend's apartment but must first secure a new crash pad with a potential girlfriend.

Mark Stein

The last of the nine Scottsboro Boys to remain in prison describes his harrowing escape.

Josiah Thomas Turner

Jesse Washington, falsely accused of a crime he didn’t commit, describes how he crossed The River.

Corey Shields

An Army Sergeant in Vietnam tries to save his fellow soldier’s life—by lying to him.

Deb Victoroff

A soldier in Afghanistan tells the story of his friendship with a young Afghani.

Juan Ramirez, Jr.

Carlos, a man with tattoos, goes in for a job interview and wants nothing but the truth.

MK Punky

A homeless person shares the power of being seen. 

MK Punky

A wakeup call from the mute.

Rita Anderson

Frederick Dee, a young African-American wounded during the Civil War, wants to become a doctor one day.

Daniel Krug

A soldier is coming to terms with their pain from experiencing combat.

Mercedes White

Why is it called “getting drunk” for the homeless, but “brunch” for everyone else?

Mercedes White

Young homeless man is drunk and begins dissecting the lessons he learned as a child and how they don't apply to reality.

Mercedes White

A daughter is comforting her mother by expressing her gratitude for all that she has done.

Mercedes White

Jasmine is attempting to lift her brothers spirits by reminding him who he is.

Mercedes White

A young woman remembers what it was like to have her father abandon the family.

Mercedes White

Young homeless man realizes it's his and his twin sister's birthday.

Mercedes White

Young Homeless man reminisces about his family and his feelings towards his father.

Mercedes White

Homelessness does not determine worth or character.

Josiah Thomas Turner

A black man relives a violent night in 1961 Birmingham, Alabama.