100 Monologues – Monologue #11: The Break Up

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 Break Up” 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: #11 The Break Up

Ken broke up with me over the weekend. He hunted me down in the city – asked my friends where I was and what I was doing, almost like he wanted to join me (wherever I was). But instead of joining me he pulled me aside and dumped me. And there I was just having afternoon cocktails with an old friend who was visiting. And he ruined it. He ruined that moment. It was like he didn’t even care what he did and how public it was. Couldn’t he have waited until later, when we could be alone? Instead of dumping me in public and ruining my day. I was supposed to be having fun with friends instead of going home early in tears. I hate him for that. I hate that he can make me cry.

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