100 Monologues – Monologue #20: Not Unreasonable

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 “Not Unreasonable” 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: #20 Not Unreasonable

I’m not trying to be unreasonable. I’m trying to be as reasonable as possible. Only the problem is, it’s too easy to lose your head over things that don’t really matter. You know, at the time they seem to be the only things that matter. Like getting into college. I spent so many hours obsessing over grades, being a perfectionist. I was worried about getting into a good school. It turns out I don’t do well with multiple choice. Ever. Give me multiple choices, and chances are I’ll pick the wrong answer. Sometimes you can’t be right, no matter what.

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