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“Gang Bang”

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Kumar, Sonali (Indian-American playwright, student, writer, director, 1978-____) “Gang Bang,”

a 12-minute drama in English, set in a ratty basement, after dark, 1998,

3f,

© 1998, script/rights available from Sonali Kumar, address unknown. Cited by Sonali Kumar via ftp May 22, 1998; Kumar says,

Dramatis Personae “Alicia (f), a young mother-to-be; __________ (f), _______________; __________ (f), _______________.

Synopsis “All three are members of a gang.  Think: '8 Ball Chicks' meets 'Reviving Ophelia.' They were born and raised in the ghetto of San Antonio. They are every race. Alicia is pregnant with her first child.  The event is a celebration of their gang's latest
drive-by shooting.  The three escape the noise of the party to talk.  It's also Alicia's 15th birthday. They're sitting around doing Whippets and gun fire is heard. Revenge comes for the kids slain in their latest drive-by. Revenge comes and Alicia's boyfriend (named, never seen) is killed.

Comment “It's yet another day in a city full of children shooting each other.”

Themes female bonding, gang.
 
 
 
 

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