Comedic female monologue, age 20s-30s. By Don Zolidis.
My favorite that I read this week. This one tickled me. I have some biases like I love pop culture references in comedic theatre when actually funny. This monologue’s use of Taylor Swift worked very well. It hit me with the same level of delight I remember feeling when I first read Christopher Durang as a young theatre student. Sincere bravo to Don Zolidis. Like Durang, this piece highlights a woman unhinged (think Durang’s “Laughing Wild” but more unhinged). Character is named Alyssa and speaks with a totally inappropriate level of joy for the unhinged “snowball effect” of criminal behavior she engages in at the mall. Rhythm in terms of humor feels like it could be as effective as the best standup’s rhythms. But, as any comedic theatre piece should, this is a charged theatrical moment; a distinction from the conversational meandering banter of standup. This is for the theatre. Energized, lots of notes and variety in emotion to play. Has a great build. Highly recommend!
Find it on page 79 of “222 More Comedy Monologues 2 Minutes & Under”