I’ve been around for a while and I’ve decided that what the world needs now is for folks to be more like Troy Donahue.
Troy was in the movies in the 50s and 60s and he always played a young man who suffered when society or circumstances forced him to make wrong choices.
But the good thing about Troy Donahue was that he always told us how he felt. “I am very angry.” “I am so sad.” “Gee, this makes me happy.” Telling us his feelings was a good thing, because otherwise, given Troy’s acting ability, it would have been difficult to know.
So I’m thinking, life would be much simpler if people would just tell me how they feel. It would relieve me of the responsibility of trying to figure it out. I wouldn’t have to work so hard to be sensitive. How helpful if folks said: “I’m uncomfortable.” “I feel threatened.” “I love you.” Maybe then I wouldn’t do or say the wrong thing. Push when I should hold off. Leave when I really should stay.
How different things could have been if he were a little more like Troy Donahue.
(One-minute monologue – Center on the Square audition)