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All the world's a stage... - Addict - by Jerome McDonough
... the men and women merely players.
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Addict - by Jerome McDonough
Setup: Michelle is a 16 year old girl who doesn't fit in with her peers and only finds comfort in drinking alcohol. It soon gets out of hand and she is drinking all of the time, even at school. Most of the time she will drink until she passes out. Then she meets a guy named Art. She thinks that he'll never notice her, but one evening he calls to ask her out. In the following scene, Michelle is at a guys party with Art.

MICHELLE: I starting to get scared. A girl in my homeroom the year before, Sally somebody, went out partying one night and she got to drinking and taking whatever pills anybody gave her and she overdosed. When they got her to the hospital, the doctors couldn't do anything to help her because she had taken four or five different kinds of drugs and the tests couldn't trace them all. They just had to let her lie there. She was in a coma for twelve days. She never came back to school. They had to put her some place where they could watch her all the time. (beat) Art kept coming back, giving me more pills. I'd try to throw them away, but then he'd catch me and bother me until I'd take some.

(ART: What's your problem?)

MICHELLE: I was too far gone to resist and he was too full of beer and drugs to listen. The party turned into a nightmare. Kids were getting sick every place. A lot of them were crying or screaming as if someone was torturing them. It was horrible. People started passing out, all over the room. Art was the last one to fall. Except for me. I looked around. The room was like a battlefield where both sides had lost the war. But I thought I was all right. I was still up. Then my head started swimming and my vision began to fade. The last thing I saw was somebody coming in the door carrying a six-pack. He dropped it and ran for the phone. He had dialed the first three numbers when I passed out too. By the time the cops and ambulances got there, some of the kids started to come around a little, but they all had to be admitted to the hospital. Art kept slipping in and out of consciousness for three days before he finally stabilized. It was weeks before the doctors could tell how much damage the drugs had caused. They had caused a lot. But, in one condition or another, everyone who passed out at the party eventually woke up. (beat) Everyone but me.


And there's lots more where that came from. I'm having trouble finding good comedic ones. Especially for females. I hope this helps. I've got a lot more with teenagers and drugs, and they are all VERY good. Let me know what you guys are looking for and I'll see if I can help!

<3 Lauren

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noogz From: noogz Date: November 4th, 2002 04:57 am (UTC) (Link)
i remember that show, some guy back home did that show, i auditioned and got cast before i knew what it was about... after the run through, i dropped the show, it was much too preachy for me, but each monologue by itself is actually pretty good...
dramaqueen1389 From: dramaqueen1389 Date: March 2nd, 2003 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)

Just wanted to say that I love this monologue! The end gave me chills. I think I might use it for competition next year. Do you have any more like this?
laurenbabe From: laurenbabe Date: March 2nd, 2003 06:34 pm (UTC) (Link)

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Yeah, i have tons more... when do you need one by? I've been doing so much lately, I haven't had time to update anything! Just let me know and I'll try to have more up!
From: sunshine_law Date: April 23rd, 2003 05:45 am (UTC) (Link)
I did this play in high school ^_^ But isn't this particular segment actually from Alky? I believe that Addict is a separate play by the same playwright. If so, however, this error is very interesting to me, because our production consisted of both pieces :)
From: sunshine_law Date: April 23rd, 2003 05:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I'm sorry, I was wrong, sweetie ... I just remembered that this actually is a scene from Addict. Yay for high school nostalgia, though! ;D
From: (Anonymous) Date: June 11th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

I am Louisa!

Have you seen the whole presentation? It's really good! I was originally supose to play Michelle for it, but then the director was like "you are going to play louisa" it was a good challenge for me, because I am not usually that loud and obnoxious. We had our first performance last friday, and it was awesome. I love being a part of an ensamble cast.
Peace out,
Someonespecial_133@yahoo.com
laurenbabe From: laurenbabe Date: June 22nd, 2006 05:10 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I am Louisa!

Yeah, I was in a touring company of Addict. I played Summer, Janis, and Kendra. I alternated of course, but it was an amazing experience.
dancing_deer From: dancing_deer Date: January 4th, 2010 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Addict

Do you have the full script or know where I can access it online?
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Alright, Ladies and Gentlemen, here's how this works: You post a monologue, preferably one that you would use or recommend using. If, for one reason or another, you'd never use it use it, please don't post it. When you post the monologue, please post the play and author it's from, when it was published (if you can, that is), the character who's doing the monologue, and a little bit of background. If this works, this should be a great resource for other actors like yourself to find decent (and even good!) monologues! ENJOY!
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