White on White - Shelly

Author Tami Canaday
Arvada, Colorado

MONOLOGUE DESCRIPTION

Time: Present                                  

Situation: An Asian American woman, Shelly, contemplates what's it's like to be half white and half Asian. She's talking to a friend who has asked her an awkward question about her ethnicity.

Subject Matter: Identity, Racial Identity, Gender Identity, Generalizations, Annoyance

Note from Playwright: I wrote this piece for an actor who is half Asian and half white to present at Rough Draughts, a playwrights’ playground, in Denver.

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    Stand-Alone Monologue
  • Character Age
    Adult 20-30, Adult 30-40, Adult 40-50, Adult 50-60, Adult 60-70
  • Character Gender Ident./Sexual Orient.
    Bisexual, Female, Gay, Heterosexual, Lesbian
  • Character Ethnicity
    Asian/Asian American
  • Genre
    Drama
  • Period
    Contemporary
  • Length
    2 min or less
  • Writer Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
    Female
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