YOUNG VETERAN ADAM AMERSON:

A MONOLOGUE

Adam Amerson, a young veteran, tries to sell his dream house at his local Knights of Columbus. 

M, White, any size, 20s-early 30s.

ONE-ACT - DRAMA - 13-15 mins.

Part of Volume 1 of SOME AMERICANS: SOME MONOLOGUES.

The title tells us that Adam is a veteran. The monologue tells us that we treat our veterans like crap. But this play is not a lecture, it is not a preachy admonition. It is a character study. Of a young man who gave so much to our country, and the country that repays him with a shoddy mortgage and a crippled American dream. It’s a catchy play, a sad play, and a stirring play all at once. Should anger those who watch it, but more importantly, it will make a great audition piece. America. F-Yeah.
— Daniel Guyton
A powerful monologue - raw and emotional, with resonance and depth. It’s not simple, it’s not clean and obvious; it has complexity and nuance. This one might be great for competitions.
— Arthur M. Jolly

PRODUCTION HISTORY

Piney Fork Press Theatre at NYPL Lincoln Center/Riverside, June 8th 2013. Directed by Sherri Eden Barber. actor was Greg Carere. 

DEVELOPMENT HISTORY

Member stage reading, Playwrights' Center, Minneapolis, MN, 2017. actor was JASON ROJAS. 

Reading, Playwrights' CEnter, Minneapols, MN, 2017.

Reading, Arizona State University, Tempe, 2009.