100 Monologues – Monologue #48: Secrets

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 “Secrets” 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: #48 Secrets

The thing with secrets is if you never share them with anyone, you never know if anything will become of them. So recently I made up my mind to start sharing some of my inner thoughts to see what happens. And that’s why you’re here. There’s something I’ve been meaning to tell you…You know, I had this whole speech prepared. I kept rehearsing it in my head, over and over again, until it was this poetic thing. And now that you’re in front of me, of course I’m drawing a blank. So I’m just going to tell you…tell you exactly what’s on my mind…tell you like it is…I like you. And you don’t need to respond to that, you can just take that, think about it, if you have something great to say about it, wonderful, get back to me about that. If not…let’s just pretend this is a weird dream you had. Or better yet, we can pretend this never happened. So there it is…take it or leave it. We can see what happens, or what doesn’t happen.

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