THIS DRESS - My Children - Woman

Alpine, California

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Contemporary                                

Situation: A Congolese woman tells the story of her capture during the Second Congo War. She is tormented by dreams of her missing children and finds herself looking for them everywhere. She comforts a young motherless girl. 

Subject Matter: War, Trauma, Rape, Democratic Republic of Congo, Loss, Motherhood, Dreams, Hope, Comfort, Desperation

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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  • 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
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