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Monday, October 22, 2012

Insanity - A Monologue

(Yes, this is heavily inspired by a monologue of similar basis from Far Cry 3).

[The scene opens with the actor sitting in a chair]

Oh, why hello. Gathered around to see the madman, eh? I feel like an exhibit in a museum, or more accurately, an animal trapped in the zoo. Can’t even begin to count how many times you’ve thrown me in here. Better give you the entertainment you want then…Maybe afterwards you’ll leave me be.
Have you ever heard that old quote about the definition of insanity? It says that insanity is when you do the same thing, over and over, hoping for a different outcome each time. Obviously, the person who said this wasn’t insane, because insanity when, for example, you see things that simply aren’t there. It’s when you’re trapped inside your own head, obsessed with your own twisted and disturbed thoughts…Tortured by everyday occurrences. But you know you’re truly mad if you deny your insanity, to yourself and others. And you do know of your condition, believe me. Some just don’t want to accept the fact that they’re insane. I, myself have embraced my own insanity, making me even more dangerous than a lunatic in denial. All of these descriptions tend to define me well. Now look where I am. I’m sitting in a room of rubber with a horde of observers watching my every move from behind the safety of glass. Oh well. I should have been more careful to conceal my mental condition. But, alas, it’s difficult to do when you’re crazy. You just don’t know how you’re conveying yourself half of the time. I just…need to get out of here.

[Brief pause.]

…It’s when you do the same thing, over and over hoping for a different outcome each time.

[End]

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Everything I was looking for!!

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  2. Hey! Do you mind if I use this for a monologue and publish it?

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    1. Oh no, I don't mind at all! I posted it with the hope that people would use it, so I'm flattered you liked it enough to want to do so.

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    2. I used this last year in drama class and got 100%. This will be my first and favourite monologue for all time, what really me a good actor.

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    3. I used it for my drama class too and my teacher loved it! I filmed it too, if you're interested in watching it here is the link to it,
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8K-bOsYJn4

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  3. Hi Connor, I used your Monologue. So, here's the link: http://youtu.be/FYbPcwROOsY I include your name in Youtube description.

    Do you have Facebook so that I can tag/mention your name? I'm going to post this in FB. Have a great day!!

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  4. Discard the first link. I revised the video http://youtu.be/X82irvmuyB8

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  5. I really like this monolouge its not quite what im looking for im looking for something much more gritty.

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  6. I also would like to act this because i think this piece is an award winning :)

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  7. This is great, Connor! Can I use this for a casting at a stage school? :)

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