100 Monologues – Monologue #9: The Cheater

100 Monologues is a project where I’m writing monologue scripts, performing, and filming the pieces. Since I’m beginning to dabble in acting, the project is meant as a means for me to acquire more acting experience where I can work on refining my craft. You can find out more about the project here.

Below is the script from the “The Cheater” monologue. The script isn’t exact to my performance above, but my performance is based on it. If you’re a student who would like to perform this monologue for class, just make sure you credit me, Maggie Coyle, as the author. For any other use of the script, please contact me.

100 Monologues: #9 The Cheater

I fell in love for all the wrong reasons, which is such a cliché to say, but it’s the truth. Max made me feel like the only person in the room. It didn’t matter where we were – we could be in a crowded room and he’d make me feel like I was the center of attention – like the spotlight was on me. And then only later did I discover that once my back was turned he made dozens and dozens of other women feel like they were the only one in the room with him. I’d leave for a minute and he’d be busy giving his number out to other women. I suppose I should have seen it coming – I was attracted to him in the first place because of how…attractive he is – he’s incredibly handsome with beautiful brown eyes, a sharp smile, and great body. And that was it – there was no real intellectual connection between us. It was only a physical attraction. And when I found out he wasn’t dating me exclusively, I was a mess. I wasn’t expecting something like that to happen. But I should have known better…