This monologue gives an actor a nice balance of past and present action to play. The present action is the character's desire to understand from Picasso what it's like to come up with ideas, to be creative, to have inspiration. He yearns to know what it must be like to be inspired; an original. Then he recounts a failed attempt in his own life to come up with an idea to pain something: the shutters on his house. The story he tells is actually really heart wrenching but comedically so, and the problem of coming up with an idea for the color to paint his shutters gets bigger and bigger until he actually considers taking his own life! Finally, he decides to paint them green. All the huge struggle over something so seemingly simple and relatively mundane/inconsequential both gives an actor a great intense journey to play, and because of the absurdity be pretty funny too. The build of the problem is like Henri Bergson's "Snowball" effect described in his famous essay on comedy "Laughter." As an actor you get to play all the great angst and struggle and desperation (past action) while using it as a way to convey to Picasso in right now how much you'd like to understand his process (present action). So you've got both a big emotional ride and a strong want/objective to pursue.
Monologue starts with the line "Well, you're a painter; you're always having to come up with ideas. What's it like?" and ends with the line "But then one day I said to myself 'Green' and that was it." Find it on page 55 of "Picasso at the Lapin Agile and other plays." Get the play here.