THIS DRESS (Extended Version)

Alpine, California

PLAY DESCRIPTION

Time: Contemporary                                

Situation: A Congolese woman tells her story from the Democratic Republic of Congo, her capture during Second Congo War, her escape to a refugee camp, and resettlement in San Diego, California.

Subject Matter: War, Trauma, Rape, Refugee Immigrant Experience, Democratic Republic of Congo, Loss, Motherhood, Strength, Solange Butira

Note from Playwright: This piece is inspired by a survivor of the Second Congo War.

Supplemental Information: For more information about the war visit https://www.economist.com/briefing/2018/02/15/congos-war-was-bloody-it-may-be-about-to-start-again 

Solange's story as a Congolese Refugee: https://nsdimissionmoments.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/butira-life-after-death/

To hear an audio example of a Congolese accent, visit http://www.dialectsarchive.com/drcongo-1

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    Ten-Minute Play, Stand-Alone Monologue
  • Character Age
    Adult 20-30, Adult 30-40, Adult 40-50
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female
  • Character Ethnicity
    African/African American
  • Character Special Traits
    Accent
  • Genre
    Drama, Historical Drama, Tragedy
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
  • Writer Ethnicity
    White
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