Appreciated: That the rap is genuinely funny. The monologue has that "I've got nothing to lose" Jerry McGuire "I'm taking these fish" because I no longer give a f##** type energy. She's raging against the machine by showing that she's more clever and talented than the person (Diana) who just fired her.
Age Range 20's
Character's gender is female.
Character's name is Jessica
Monologue genre is comedic.
Find this monologue in the play "Hold Please" by Annie Weisman and in the collection of monologues "The Ultimate Audition Book Vol 4: 222 Monologues 2 Minutes and Under" on page 51.
Monologue Writing 101 Elements (0 = Not Used. 1 = Used. 2 = Strong Usage)
1. Strong Want - 2. To prove she's fine, unhurt by the firing, that she's got plenty to offer and will thrive. To keep her head held high.
2. High Stakes - 1. Her own self-confidence and pride.
3. Tactical Variety - 1. Downgrades the intelligence and originality of the person who fired her, demonstrates her own possession of those very traits. Shows she is emotionally strong, resilient, and will rise in joy (not fall) as a result of her firing.
4. Hook Opener - 0.5. Hook comes after first 10-15 seconds with "I'm psyched to be fired because now I can pursue my true interest. Hip hop music." It's a good hook. If it opened the monologue would rank higher. However, it's preceded by a few sentences which I actually really like but heard standalone outside the play's context may not make the dramatic situation as immediately/quickly understood.
5. Button Finish - 1. "I want to be the first rap artist with exclusively clerical content. My name is gonna be White Out"
6. Sensory - 0
7. Internal Obstacles - 1. Own self doubt.
8. Past/Present Balance - 0
9. Discovery - 1.
10. Restraint - 1. Trying to stay upbeat, strong. Inside perhaps feeling shaken, hurt.
TOTAL "ELEMENT USAGE WEIGHT": 8.5
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