UNITED SEPARATISM - Different Blacks - Chioma

Author Ada A.
Chicago, Illinois

PLAY DESCRIPTION

Chioma, a first-generation Nigerian-American, writes a thinkpiece in the student newspaper calling out and attacking other first-generation Africans for their not joining the fight for Black Lives Matter. This ten-minute play thinks through the historical constructions from which blackness arises while Ogechi, Chioma's friend, wonders why Chioma threw "her people" under the bus.

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Now                             

Situation: After being confronted by her friend Ogechi for misrepresenting “blackness,” Chioma explains the reasoning behind her recent controversial thinkpiece.

Subject Matter: Blackness, Identity, Race, Colonialism, College, Friendship, Accountability

Note from Playwright: I wrote this piece because nothing is worse than approaching blackness as a monolith. I was interested in engaging with and discussing the various global histories that have created blackness while hoping to make a comment on "bad" journalism where I think people need to talk/discuss with their friends before they write a thinkpiece on any subject.

Supplemental Information: To read the full script UNITED SEPARATISM, contact Ada A. at ada.a143@yahoo.com.

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  • Source
    Ten-Minute Play
  • Character Age
    Young Adult (18-21), Adult 20-30
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female
  • Character Ethnicity
    African/African American
  • Character Special Traits
    Accent
  • Genre
    Comedic Drama
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
  • Writer Ethnicity
    African/African American
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