Cardboard Signs by Linda Kao (7-10 min. Cut as needed, F) Dramatic
You never realize how far you can fall until the drop begins. In this monologue, the young narrator struggles to decide what to write on the sign she will hold as she begs. How much truth do you tell? She recounts the changes in her life that made leaving home the only answer. In spite of her circumstances, she remains strong, uncertain of the future but ready to face tomorrow.