STAY WOKE by Chloé 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 Chloé Duvant for allowing NYCPlaywrights to publish this excerpt from her play STAY WOKE.
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
(Dippy lets out a groan and sits up.)
(Dippy takes a long breath and looks Pippy straight in her eyes.)
WHY THE FUCK DID ROB AND BLAC CHYNA NAME THEIR GODDAMN BABY
NO! THAT IS NOT WHAT I MEA -
LIKE WHAT THE ABSOLUTE FUCK IS THAT?
WE NEED TO -
ITS A FUCKING VERB, PIPPY!
AND OR A NOUN!
I HATE THAT FUCKING NAME!
(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.
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 -
Or why didn’t Kim and Kanye name their other kid South?
- and this, with what is happening in the UK and - and, this could be the end of Western Civilization!!!
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.
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
(There is an awkward silence.)