My Monologue Shorts
On the corner of 125th street, right outside TD Bank, watching people go by. Lydia, a middle-aged woman, is homeless, living out of two bags; with no energy to be a wife or a mother to her nine year old son. FaceBook has got her thinking maybe she can make her Spellman 20 year reunion. Or, will she spend another day blending into the concrete?
A man recalls burying his father, who died suddenly of a heart attack, two years ago. His father took great care in his appearance. Reminded him to be a man of means. “Ain’t nobody got to know where you come from. Look at who is standing in front of you right now! Why you think they call it a first impression. Fancy Things, is about death, mourning, and that bond that is possible between father and son.
CALL ME MOM!
A 55-year-old trans male is finding his joy. His family is adjusting to yet again another change in his journey. He tells his kids to call him mom. I told my kids they could still call me mom. If calling me mom could somehow create a space for them to be comfortable with me. With where I am. Then, that’s fine with me. Mom it is. Call Me Mom is one man’s story, like so many about gender, family, community, and a search for self.