See Me

In See Me, ALINA speaks to her cat Rosie after her drama school auditions because she doesn’t have anyone else she can open up to.

ALINA: Look at this! (Tosses the letter on the floor.) I didn’t get in, they’ve let me down again. The drama school I’ve been wantin’ to go to since forever. I know I’m not perfect, I know I’m different to the other kids that audition and get in. Their posture is always perfect, mine is awful and I’ve got this cockney accent that’s embedded itself into my brain, can’t get rid of it. I’ve auditioned three times now, and once again, got that same letter…

(beat)

…Don’t know what more I can do, wish they knew how much I cared. I needed this, I needed it to happen, would’ve kept me out of trouble for a while, an’ at least then I’d be given some kinda guidance, you know?

People think I’m mad Rosie, they laugh at the idea of even thinkin’ about being an actor…their dreams are small but I know I’ve got somethin’ to give. I’m not perfect and I’m not sayin’ that I have some Godly gift to offer either, I just can’t believe that there is anythin’ else out there that I can do…cause there’s nothin’ else to me, is there?

I’ve tried doing other things…I mean, I wanna do other things but everything else feels lifeless.

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See Me by Daniella Alma

In this one-act play, Alina stands up to her parents from their response to her career choice of being an actress.

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Daniella Alma

Daniella is a British actress living in New York City with dual UK/US citizenship. In addition, she is a guest writer and executive film producer for Monologue Blogger Films. daniellaalma.com