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 “Shy Girl” 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: #14 Shy Girl
I just get anxious sometimes when I’m around large groups of people. Or when I’m just around people. I don’t know…I just get all self-conscious and feel like everyone’s staring at me. Even though no one is probably even looking at me. I get this feeling like there’s some large mark painted on my face. And everyone’s staring at it, wondering what it is, and where it came from, and I don’t even realize that it’s there. Then I end just having this feeling that there’s something wrong with me and so I stand and I walk around just being uncomfortable in my own skin. And because I’m obviously uncomfortable, I think everyone else senses it and doesn’t like me because of it. And it makes me all the more self-conscious and closed lipped. It’s just a vicious cycle where I can never win.