Monday, January 2, 2017

Women in the Age of Trump: STAY WOKE

STAY WOKE by ChloƩ Duvant is a semi-finalist for NYCPlaywrights project "Women in the Age of Trump."
CHLOE DUVANT is the pen name of an aspiring writer, currently residing in Los Angeles, California. She is a sophomore at the University of Southern California, majoring in Narrative Studies, with a minor in Cinematic Arts.
Web site http://chloeduvant.com

Thanks to ChloĆ© Duvant for allowing NYCPlaywrights to publish this excerpt from her play STAY WOKE.

   PIPPY 
I’ve been waiting to talk to you all day! Did you see the
news last night? Did you see it! We need to talk about
this. 
(Dippy lets out a groan and sits up.) 
   DIPPY 
You’re right. 
   (Dippy takes a long breath and looks Pippy straight in her eyes.) 
   DIPPY 
WHY THE FUCK DID ROB AND BLAC CHYNA NAME THEIR GODDAMN BABY
DREAM! 
   PIPPY 
NO! THAT IS NOT WHAT I MEA - 
   DIPPY 
LIKE WHAT THE ABSOLUTE FUCK IS THAT? 
   PIPPY 
WE NEED TO - 
   DIPPY
ITS A FUCKING VERB, PIPPY! 
   PIPPY 
AND OR A NOUN! 
   DIPPY 
I HATE THAT FUCKING NAME! 
   PIPPY 

 GROW UP! 
 (They begin to hit each other as she appears to be having a child’s tantrum.) 
   PIPPY 
That isn’t what we need to think about. 
   (pause) 
We need to think about the socioeconomic and political
ramifications which will inevitably follow a Trump
presidency! Can’t you see it Dip! I bet this is not what
the Illuminati wanted! Trump is probably going to dismantle
the entire structure of the American Government - 
   DIPPY 
Or why didn’t Kim and Kanye name their other kid South? 
   PIPPY 
- and this, with what is happening in the UK and - and, this could be the end of Western Civilization!!! 
   DIPPY 
I don’t want to think about this shit anymore! I already had a long day at school trying to make sure no body attacked me on my way to my “everyone is created equal” class. 
   PIPPY 
Don’t you see what this is! A purpose for artists to rise
up! We are apart of a wave, and we will ride this wave to
create art! 
   (There is an awkward silence.)