Can you blame me?
Can you blame me? original monologue written & recited by Felipe Andrés Alcalá Instagram: @lifeofalcala Circa 2020 - Time to get personal. I’m very happy and nervous for this monologue. It’s my first ever original monologue written by yours truly. I wrote this back at the beginning of the year and it just stayed in my journal, until now. It’s based on a very personal, true story that happened to me. All I can say is that I’m excited to share a more intimate side of me & that every single thing that happens in life, every person that comes & goes, is because of something. Trust it, embrace it, love it. This post goes out with a lot of love and I hope you receive it as such. Enjoy.
- I leave you with “Te Quiero,” a monologue that was presented to me in a very particular way. I will keep this a secret, but this monologue can be the beginning of something new. More about that in the near future � For now, ENJOY IT. It was so much fun to learn and recite and is made with so much love. - KNOW YOUR WORTH. Never settle for less for you all are beautiful and your likes and dislikes are VALID. Thanks for the support.
You died on a Saturday morning...
September 16th, 2016 - the day I decided I was going to make a career out of acting. - This monologue is one very dear to me because of a couple of reasons. This was the first time I had ever recited a monologue in front of a class, as well as the first time in front of camera. I was in my Film Study class at @newyorkfilmacademy back in September 2016 and we had to choose a monologue and perform it. Keep in mind that it was barely the second week of an 8-week intensive workshop and, speaking for myself, I was very new to acting. Another reason this monologue is very special to me is because it’s from my favorite movie of all time, Forrest Gump (1994). When we were to choose a piece to perform this was my choice since the beginning, no brained there. - The biggest reason this monologue is so special is because it’s the first time I had ever captured a room and lost myself in a role. During these 2 and a half minutes I went somewhere that to this day I still have no idea where. I lost myself in the text and because of that I lost sight of who and what was in the room. When I popped out of this zone I awoke to a room full of peers, awestruck as well as some in tears, in amazement of what an actor with no experience had done. My friends, that moment I was overjoyed and incredibly confused, in a good way, and from that moment on I realized that that feeling is one I want to have over and over again, and from that day on I fell in love with acting and I vowed to make it my life, along with filmmaking. - Although you can clearly see the rookie in me and it has sooooooo many flaws, this performance is so much more special to me than that. There was a before and after in my life thanks to this monologue, and I’m very happy to share this story with you today. Enjoy, my friends, and please please please, whatever makes you happy and keeps you going, hold on to it, it will be worth it. -
Wings - monologue from the play ORPHEUS DESCENDING (1957) play by Tennessee Williams interpreted by Felipe Andrés Alcala Instagram: @lifeofalcala Circa 2020 - So when I was at NYFA (@newyorkfilmacademy ) in class we would get assigned monologues. One of my classmates got assigned this one and I fell in love with it, the monologue and his performance. After that I memorized it just to have it in my tool box and it’s one that’s dear to my heart. It reminds me of my friend, it reminds me of my time in film school and it reminds me how lucky we are to be free. I hope you enjoy this piece made with a lot of love.
Hate is baggage.
monologue from AMERICAN HISTORY X (1998) directed by Tony Kaye interpreted by Felipe Andrés Alcalá Instagram: @lifeofalcala Circa 2020 - Life is too short, my friends, especially in this day in age with so much going on in the world. There’s no room for extra baggage or non-essential situations in our lives. My dad always says “I live day-by-day” and I feel it’s a very wise thing to do. It’s making short term goals on a daily basis and achieving them. Let’s no live our days with hate, resentment, jealousy or bitterness, because we never know if we’ll make it to the next day, so in case we don’t, let’s love and let yourself be loved. Leave the extra baggage elsewhere.
Killing Chuck - monologue from the play UNBEARABLE HOTNESS (2014) play by Gabriel Davis interpreted by Felipe Andrés Alcalá Instagram: @lifeofalcala Circa 2020 - I wanted to search for a new piece and I came up with this brilliant excerpt from Davis’ comedy. I saw it and immediately was captivated. I actually wanted to do a monologue no longer than a minute but I loved this text so much. I had so much fun performing it, so please, have fun watching it. �
Bad Boy Raaaaul
Bad Boy Raul - monologue from the play BACK BACK BACK (2008) play by Itamar Moses interpreted by Felipe Andrés Alcala Instagram: @lifeofalcala - This monologue was chosen for me by my acting instructor a few moons ago when I was in film school at New York Film Academy in LA (@newyorkfilmacademy ). It was my first dive into a dramedy (drama-comedy) monologue. As you will notice it’s one of the first monologues I ever recited. I was very pleased with the result then and still am now, even though I’m well aware that it can be improved very much so. I really enjoyed reciting and taping this monologue, now it’s your turn to enjoy. �