All This Intimacy – Monologue (Jen)

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A monologue from the play by Rajiv Joseph

JEN

Ty… I wasn’t going to bring this up today, but seeing as you have laryngitis, I figured this might be the best time for a conversation.

Because any inclination you may have to interrupt me, well that just won’t be possible because you can’t speak. Ha. Oh well.

Ok, OK, just sit still for a second and let me speak before you start scribbling away like a madman, Jeez! I knew you’d do this or something, just sit there and let me say my peace! 

Listen… Okay. Ty: So as you know, as we both well know… there has never been a time in my life, when I haven’t been,

you know in school! (she sees him scribbling) Let me finish! (she reads what he holds up) You know I don’t like that word, it’s rude.

(He starts writing again) I can’t believe you have laryngitis and you’re still interrupting me! Constantly! 

Look I’m going to talk and you can listen or not listen, but (Ty holds up a note) No, I don’t want to order in pizza! I am not staying for dinner!

BREAK UP, OK, BREAK UP. Me. Break up. With you.  How about that?

Oh this has never happened to Ty Greene before, because he is so smooth and no one can ever get in two words in edgewise (pause

And don’t look at me like that. Don’t act so heartbroken. It’s not you. I just never feel we’re on the same page. This is what I’m talking about, Ty.

I’m trying to pull things together. I love you, but when I’m around you, things come apart. They come apart.

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