100 Monologues – Monologue #18: Talking In My Sleep

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 “Talking In My Sleep” 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 #18: Talking In My Sleep

I have this perpetual problem with talking in my sleep. I’ve been told I usually string together nonsensical words or babble on in a language of my own invention. Sometimes I yell out words or phrases.

I’ve always had this fear of telling the world my secrets while I’m asleep. Not being able to control what I say, bugs me. It’s odd that when my mind is taking a break, resting, I subconsciously continue talking. I’m powerless to control it.

And the thing is, I have no way of knowing what I say. All I can do is rely on the word of boyfriends or roommates. They can easily lie to me about what I’ve said…for all I know, I’ve already met my greatest fear…and told them all my secrets.

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