Portraits is a performance piece written for two actors, one male and one female. It’s a kind of Studs Terkel look at working and middle class America (more white collar than blue). It should be performed on an empty stage with a chair for each actor. There are thirty monologs, alternating fifteen for each actor (occasionally, they fill in lines in each other’s monologs), and one at the end where both speak. There are also three interludes where spoken word interacts with music.