100 Monologues – Monologue #12: Reality

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 “Reality” 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: #12 Reality

It’s surprising the way life just happens. Like how I always romanticized about what I’d do with my life. That I’d live the glamorous life of a star. My expectations were unrealistically high. Even in school, I was lost in this little bubble of hope that life after college I’d become a well known public figure. A fashion star. When reality finally set in, I refused to accept it. And I suppose I still do. Having the dream feel like it’s only an arm’s length away keeps me going. It gives me something to aspire to, even if it’s impossible to actually do.

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