Broke is a play I wrote back in 2010. It was almost produced at 3 different festivals, a runner-up each time. I found inspiration from growing unemployment lines and a brutal recession. Nobody had money, but what constitutes being "broke"? Check out my reading of a couple of the monologues at an 'open mic night' at a local theater (but forgive the less-than-stellar video quality). Please read on for a very relevant play that craves the stage!
One Act Play. Dealing with homelessness in the U.S., as set against the backdrop of the recession. A homeless person wanders upon an empty highway overpass and speaks of his plight, a construction worker walks past him and puts a few coins in his cup, the construction worker then flags down a vehicle on the road that belongs to the accountant who gets to her office and begins ranting about
how this construction worker caused her to be late; she sets some reports
on her bosses desk and from that point on, the story connects each of the
characters, together, as their monologues sometime intertwine. Although
it is primarily a collection of monologues, there are a few points where
one character may speak briefly to the next. During the course of the play,
the events that lead up to the recession are revealed and the socioeconomic walls that divide these different "classes" of people begin to collapse.