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Six Degrees of Separation Monologue

Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare
Character: Ouisa Kittredge
Gender: Female
Age (range): 18 - 55
Style: Drama
Length: 1 minutes

 

Ouisa Kittredge: And we turn him into an anecdote, to dine out on, like we're doing right now. But it was an experience. I will not turn him into an anecdote. How do we keep what happens to us? How do we fit it into life without turning it into an anecdote, with no teeth, and a punch line you'll mouth over and over, years to come: "Oh, that reminds me of the time that impostor came into our lives. Oh, tell the one about that boy." And we become these human jukeboxes, spilling out these anecdotes. But it was an experience. How do we keep the experience?