THIS DRESS - Here - Woman

Alpine, California

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Contemporary                                

Situation: A Congolese woman, who has survived the worst horrors of war, makes a new life in the USA as a caregiver.  She still faithfully checks for information about her missing children and husband, until one day she receives news that makes it possible for her to finally let go of her painful past.

Subject Matter: War, Trauma, Rape, Refugee Immigrant Experience, Democratic Republic of Congo, Loss, Motherhood, Caregiving, Hope, Strength, Life, Freedom 

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

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:  

Not rated yet
No reviews.

Click here to see Full play   
  • Source
    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
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
  • Writer Ethnicity
    White
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
Morgan Trant Kinnally

A Congolese woman makes a desperate escape from brutal soldiers.

Morgan Trant Kinnally

A Congolese woman, battling with despair at a refugee camp, learns America has granted her request for asylum.

Morgan Trant Kinnally

A Congolese woman, tormented by dreams of her missing children, finds a brief moment of solace in comforting a motherless young girl.

Morgan Trant Kinnally

A refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo tells her story of trauma, escape, and new life in the United States.