SHORT. A child doesn't want the shoes with LED blinking lights. For an actor 6-8 or a child that can come across any age between 6-8.
Part of 'Playwrights Say Never Again to School Shootings' curated by playwright Rachael Carnes.
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PAYTON: A BACK-TO-SCHOOL MONOLOGUE
6 Sep. 2020
A frightening and powerful monologue that should call adults to shame and attention at the lack of response to enforce better gun regulations. Well done. ”
3 Apr. 2018
Damn it Asher! How are you going to make a grown man feel this emotional this early in the day! Truly a masterpiece of the monologue sub genre. Mr. Wyndham exposes our current state with minimum effort, creating both a heartbreaking story and an adorable window into childhood innocence. Even if that innocent is compromised by today's threats. Bravo! ”
3 Apr. 2018
I felt this play in my heart. Wyndham demonstrates control over the dynamic ebb and flow of the script. Building you up with a lighthearted jaunt through a mall to go shoe shopping for back to school, only to let a wave crash into you as you realize the young child's reasoning for the shoe they want. Suddenly, innocence is lost in a single moment. ”