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 “Constant State of Confusion” monologue. 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: #27 Constant State of Confusion
I’m always in this constant state of confusion. I walk around, move about, lost in my own world. I get lost in my thoughts a lot, which is probably why I’m always disoriented and confused if someone interrupts my inner monologue. I momentarily forget what I’m doing, where I am, and who is talking to me. It takes me a minute to adjust, to realize that I’m no longer in my own sea of thoughts – that someone has dipped their feet in the waters to see how the surface ripples. And even though I get thrown at first, I’m always pleasantly surprised to see who has interrupted my silent dialogue this time around. Whoever felt the need to say hello, to extend a hand in my direction. It makes me smile, you know, because someone took the time to turn away from their world…to say hello to me in my world.