COACH BECKY:

A LITTLE LEAGUE T-BALL MONOLOGUE

 

...if you don’t want to see her drugged up on a cocktail of prescription drugs on Thanksgiving, then you better back the fuck off and let me coach!

Becky, a coach for Little League T-Ball, responds to a parent critical of her coaching -- minutes after a game.

A comedic monologue on 'helicopter parenting' -- on and off the field -- and its negative impact on children.

Part of Volume 2 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.

1 F. Any race, any size, 20s-30s.

SHORT - COMEDY - 3 mins. 

Production History

None.

Coach Becky has had it. All the sideline commentary from overbearing parents! How is a t-ball coach supposed to do her job? And what *is* her job, anyway? To encourage kids’ growth and development. But all these parents keep Becky from making a real difference in their kids’ lives with their constant meddling. Writer Wyndham pokes fun at all-too common parenting trends as Becky unravels in in a fiery ball of comic fervor. This bouncy, engaging, hilarious piece would be a terrific showcase for any actor’s abilities.
— Rachael Carnes
This is such an active monologue - perfect for an audition. It grows and sputters and purrs and shouts. There is so much at play. I loved that there were surprises along the way and how the ending grabs you.
— Claudia Haas