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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Women in the Age of Trump: GRUMPY FRUMP IN A SLUMP

GRUMPY FRUMP IN A SLUMP by Janet M. Bristow is a semi-finalist for NYCPlaywrights project "Women in the Age of Trump."

JANET M. BRISTOW  is an older woman living in the Plains who believes like Tracy Letts wrote in August: Osage County "This is the Plains: a state of mind, right, some spiritual affliction, like the Blues?". This spiritual affliction, she believes, adds a tang to her plays.

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Thanks to Janet M. Bristow for allowing NYCPlaywrights to publish this excerpt from her monologue GRUMPY FRUMP IN A SLUMP.

I need trigger point Trump warnings. Trigger point is a rock and roll phrase, I think. Now I know politicians will have moral warts but Donald Trump is a witches coven of warts. I got to sit a little now. The news of Trump university was particularly painful to me. To so obviously, blatantly defraud ordinary people was breathtaking. You know me. I mean I am not some shy violet that is easily offended, shocked or dissed. Yeah “dissed” is another rock and roll term. I was a computer programmer, analyst, IT department head or business owner from the ‘60s through the ‘80s’. I would be the only woman at classes and conferences so I know how many real pricks there were. But I thought we were mostly done with that or at least it was not accepted where there were Human Resources departments or television coverage. Remember when I was once told I could not get the large raise I was due because my boss was afraid everyone would think he was sleeping with me. Yeah, I responded “I do not care what they think. I want the money”.

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