“Not white enough to own a piece of the land he loved. Not white enough to run for public office. Not white enough to vote.”

While Mariko practices her high school valedictorian speech, she reflects on her heritage.


Characters: 1 female
Mariko: Japanese-American, 18

Genre: Monologue, drama

Time: 2 minutes

Production History

2018 | Washburn University, Topeka Ks
2018 | Iowa State University, Ames Ia


Official selection for the Protest Plays Project GET OUT THE VOTE initiative.