Vermont Farmer - Fred's Neighbor

Norwich, Vermont

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Present                                 

Situation: A neighbor is remembering his (or her) friendship with Fred and the beauty (and hardships) of farming the land in Vermont.

Subject Matter: Farmer, Vermont, Strength, Toughness, Stoicism, Working the Land, Friendship, Memory

Note from Playwright: I lived in Vermont, off and on, for nearly twenty years, and I saw a black and white photograph once that a local photographer had taken of an old Vermonter with a deeply lined face. It was that photo that inspired this piece. Vermonters are not talkative, or demonstrative folk as a rule, but you can tell how much they love their state if you listen carefully when they do share a thought or two. So I wrote this piece to honor the tough, stoical people of Vermont, with their quiet strength and ability to survive just about anything.

Supplemental Information: To see the photograph by Peter Miller, a former Life Magazine writer/photographer, that inspired this monologue, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1705472942/a-lifetime-of-vermont-people

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  • Source
    Stand-Alone Monologue
  • Character Age
    Adult 50-60, Adult 60-70, Adult 70+
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Universal, Female, Male
  • Character Ethnicity
    White
  • Genre
    Drama, Poem, Poetic Drama
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
  • Writer Ethnicity
    European
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