Helen Benedict, the playwright, created these seven monologues from interviews she conducted for her book, THE LONELY SOLDIER: THE PRIVATE WAR OF WOMEN SERVING IN IRAQ (Beacon Press, 2009.) Most of the monologues come from taped interviews, but some are combined with letters the soldiers wrote by e-mail. All are in the actual words of the soldiers. The marching cadences are also all those actually used by soldiers and marines. No words in this play are fictionalized.
Used availability for Helen Benedict's The Lonely Soldier Monologues
2015 : USA Paperback
Title: The Lonely Soldier Monologues: Women at War in Iraq - Acting Edition
Author(s): Helen Benedict
ISBN: 1-940865-84-0 / 978-1-940865-84-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Next Stage Press