Cast: MALE (FEMALE)
Setting: SIDEWALK BY HOUSE
Age range: 5-10 years old
Description: It’s a warm summer day, and Kevin is standing on a sidewalk outside the house of his peer, Cayden. Cayden holds a small egg-sized water gun and Kevin holds a large automatic water gun. The boys know each other fairly well and have played with each other in school and at each other’s houses, but they are not necessarily good friends.
You go ahead and shoot. I know you wanna. It’s all you been thinking about since you came out. Holding it like that, pointing it right at me. You were sitting in your room when you saw me walking by, so you grabbed your gun and ran outside, thinking you were as fast as Flash Lightening, thinking you’d catch me before I got too far ‘cause I know you’re not allowed past that tree with the funny white bark. Well. You caught me. Here I am. But you’re not as fast as Flash, Cayden. ‘Cause I saw you in the window, and I just waited. I could’ve run past that tree. I could run past that tree right now ‘cause I got a babysitter and she lets me go wherever I want. I know you’d chase me if I did it too, and you’d wanna go past that tree, but you’d have to decide—is it worth it? Is it worth it, Cayden? Is it worth losing tv time on a Friday? Or ipad time? Or isn’t today the day your mom lets you make your own ice cream sundae? You wanna lose that? CLICK FOR THE COMPLETE THE STANDOFF MONOLOGUE. Or click for THE STANDOFF MONOLOGUE PLAY.