The Dead Kid
a comedy

Wife's monologue from The Dead Kid.mp4

Damaris Divito performs a monologue as the Wife in The Dead Kid.

Another African-American has just been killed by another policeman under another set of questionable circumstances. The Dead Kid mimics the repetitiveness of such news by running several times through the same series of events following the killing. Each time through, cop Darryl’s reaction is different. The play’s tone echoes the absurdity of the situation and satirizes the willful ignorance of many in the white community. The dead kid, whose story this is, is rarely mentioned.