A monologue with some comedy shows how God has given talent to men and women equally, and how female African-American athletes have excelled over the years.
Set, , Sound, Lighting: standard
Costumes: likely athletic wear
Song: See “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better” by Irving Berlin performed in “Annie Get Your Gun” 1946
Sample of script
actress comes on stage, looking back offstage
Oh give it a rest Billy Marshall!
If you are so sure that you are more athletic than me, like you say you are, why don’t you just go and prove it?
Like put up or shush!
Maybe I should remind you that I work out like 5 days a week.
shows off muscles
Just have a look at these pipes!
And you? . . . Not so much!
To you working out is exercising your smart mouth.
Why would I care if you are older than me?
Age is a number!
You are taller than me? . . . So what does that prove? . .
Me, I am taller where it counts . . between the ears . . in the brain, little boy!
So you got 20 pounds on me?
African American women got it all over you . . men types!
assumes boxing stance
Meet Laila Ali sucker . . ..
24 fights, 21 knockouts . . . ZERO losses!
The 20 pounds I am short just helps this lady float like a butterfly . .
(throws a vicious right)
. . . and sting like a bad old bee, sucker!
I got news for you Billy Marshall . .
Anything boys can do . . girls can do better!
strikes defiant pose, sings
Anything boys can do girls can do better . .
Girls can do anything better than boys!
Yes we can
Yes we can!
listens, reacts, very firmly
Yes we can, yes we can, yes we can!
shakes her head sadly, smiles in mock pity
Face it sucker!
Women are just more naturally gifted as athletes.
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