WHITE: A NORTH DAKOTA STORY - Sharon

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

PLAY DESCRIPTION

Bliss, ND is a tiny, forgotten town. Population: 16. Demographics: 93.7% white; 6.3% black. Country living can be harsh, but here, everyone’s family. Until a known white separatist leader comes to town, planning to get himself elected mayor and build himself the first American all-whites town–whether the townspeople like it or not. And boy, do they ever not. Based on a true story, WHITE explores family, fear, loneliness, and what it is to be white in rural America today.

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION 

Time: 2012                            

Situation: Sharon is a North Dakota farmer's housewife in the year 2012. She is reflecting on her life in North Dakota.

Subject Matter: Heritage, Family, Country Life, Grit, Identity

Note from Playwright: This monologue is a meditation on identity that falls in the middle of a play in which a white supremacist leader invades a small North Dakota town. The play is an exploration on whiteness and the relationship between whiteness and white supremacy, as well as an exploration of rural midwestern culture.

Supplemental Information: For more information and to read the full play  WHITE: A NORTH DAKOTA STORY, visit brandyncarie.com.

This play was developed at the HBMG Foundation’s National Winter Playwrights Retreat in 2018.

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    Full-Length Play
  • Character Age
    Adult 40-50, Adult 50-60
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Female, Heterosexual
  • Character Ethnicity
    White
  • Character Special Traits
    Accent
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    1 min or less, 2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
  • Writer Ethnicity
    White
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