Still is a series of eight monologues exploring the nature of want. Each character has a private story of desire, need and pain. From the personal humiliation of a failed sexual conquest to the agonizing state of denial that bumping into your ex-lover and his new partner in the supermarket causes. Still exposes the harsh truth and bloody mess of relationships with searing wit and empathy.

  • black comedy - monologue
  • 75
  • 8 total
  • 4 female identifying, 4 male identifying
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Gender Unspecified | Unspecified | 5 to 10 minutes
Starts on page 8

EXTRACT: I was kind of seeing someone, am kind of seeing someone, well that's how she'd like to see it. She's great, a great girl, old fashioned, impressionable, young. She's very young. She calls me a lot and yeah, I really like her, value the time we've spent together, but I never said it was a relationship, you know. No, I wouldn't have said that, because that's not what I Want. So yeah, I have to talk to her I know, be frank, even it hurts, because it's for her own good.I mean she knows I look at other women


Gender Unspecified | Unspecified | 5 to 10 minutes
Starts on page 5

EXTRACT: But I was feeling a bit low, a bit down and in Coles, well the fresh fruit and Veggies are just a bit shinier, more cheerful Somehow./ So, I'm somewhere around the Citrus section, just browsing, having a look. I can't find limes and they've got this new weird juice stuff, ready-made carrot and beetroot in a bottle and it's an amazing colour, but it would want to be at Six Dollars and Ninety-Nine Cents. And then I see them.


Male | Unspecified | 5 to 10 minutes
Starts on page 1

EXTRACT: I didn't think I could want this any more than I do already, but she's getting me there. She's muttering something and then her cheekbones jammed up against mine and she's whispering in my ear "All of it" Low, hushed, hot words like she letting me in on a secret. What the fuck does that mean? Maybe I should take my pants off...

Adult themes, Adult language



"Written by Jane Bodie, this Green Room winner for writing tackles a string of different romantic scenarios, from taking someone home at the end of the night, to the aftermath of an affair, to the very act of preparing for a date. There are no hidden gimmicks in these stories; the framing devices do not interfere with the narrative. There isn’t a hint of a relationship here that could be called something like ‘functional’, and that’s what makes it all so intriguing."

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