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 “Unexpected Inventor” 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: #19 Unexpected Inventor
The way I saw it, no one thought I’d ever make something of myself. They assumed I was destined for nothing. That I’d just be another face in the crowd. Live another average life. Have an average house and insignificant job. Become an average housewife and pass on my average genes by having average kids. They had no idea I’d rise above my supposed “predestined” life. That I’d find a drive to become something else. That I’d live and breathe science and inventions. That I’d make things. That I could make a living making things. That people would actually buy my inventions. No doubt in my mind that everyone couldn’t believe their ears when they heard what I was doing.