THIS DRESS - Like Stone - Woman

Alpine, California


Time: Contemporary                                

Situation: A Congolese woman, who has survived the worst horrors of war, feels herself succumbing to emotional numbness as she waits for news of her lost children at a refugee camp in Uganda. After three years in limbo, she learns she will be allowed to immigrate to the United States of America.  

Subject Matter: War, Trauma, Rape, Refugee Immigrant Experience, Democratic Republic of Congo, Loss, Motherhood, Depression, Hope, Strength, Asylum

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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  • Source
    Stand-Alone Monologue
  • Character Age
    Adult 20-30, Adult 30-40, Adult 40-50
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
  • Character Ethnicity
    African/African American
  • Character Special Traits
  • Genre
    Drama, Historical Drama, Tragedy
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  • Length
    2 min or less
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