100 Monologues – Monologue #21: Cubicle

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 “Cubicle” 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: #21 Cubicle

I work in an office and I do a lot of paperwork and administrative work and…I mean it probably doesn’t sound that fascinating but I’m confident that it’s going to turn into something better. Right now I’m working away in a cubicle every day. And that whole cubicle environment seems kind of silly. It’s almost like a zoo for people. We have these fake walls, florescent lights beating down on us…It’s kind of like we’re in all these different separate fish tanks or fish bowls. And you don’t see any other creature living this way. You don’t see some other animal scurrying away with a briefcase to go to work where they sit around for seven hours a day at a desk every day. It’s strange how people ended up doing this. But I mean for now it just seems like my days are filled with so much routine. But there has to be a starting point for everything and I’m confident that it’s going to turn into something bigger and better. I just have to keep moving forward and looking ahead. And things are going to go brilliantly.

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