THIS DRESS - Here - Woman

Alpine, California


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 

Solange's story as a Congolese Refugee:

To hear an audio example of a Congolese accent, visit


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    Stand-Alone Monologue
  • Character Age
    Adult 20-30, Adult 30-40, Adult 40-50
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    African/African American
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  • Genre
    Drama, Historical Drama, Tragedy
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