SANDY:

A SUPERSTORE EMPLOYEE MONOLOGUE

Sandy, a full-time employee working the graveyard shift at a supercenter, introduces the newbies (the audience) to the business, while struggling to come to terms with her life after college.

A monologue with audience participation. 

F, any race, any size, 20s.

ONE-ACT - COMEDY/DRAMA - 20 Mins.

This monologue is part of Volume 2 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.

Production History

None.

Development History 

None.

As you’d expect when stepping foot inside any buy-in-bulk store, this monologue is jam-packed with so much, it’s almost overwhelming. Sandy’s wild rants on commercialism, excess, and the indignities of being overqualified while held prisoner to a low paying job are outrageously funny. The laundry list of hats she wears for the company is a standout moment. Wyndham gives the performer a long leash to play freely with the audience in this interactive piece. Truly, it’s the kind of thing you’d wish you could watch Robin Williams in. You had me at “gargling Mountain Dew.”
— Greg Burdick
I could see this being a lot of fun for an actress to sink her teeth into. It’s at times funny, sad, and relatable. It also captures the people I knew during my time in the Midwest.
— Sharai Bohannon
The monologuist in Drama is a curious entity; subjectively rare, objectively nebulous, quite commonly a daring diamond in the rough, ultimately, perhaps circumstantially, unsurpassable. Some theatres won’t consider them for seasons. They are, in fact, the exception to the rule. How do you create Drama, that is to say, Conflict, without reply or retort? Some would argue the construct of One Vs. Self; however, Wyndham conquers that trope with seasoned and knowledgeable skill. This is structure. ‘Sandy’ wraps a woman’s obstacles - personal, physical, political, psychological - all into one. The text itself is gracious and courteous to an actress.
— Ricardo Soltero-Brown
I can see this being a blast to perform and watch.
— Dave Osmundsen