The Way You Made Me

(One-Act, Monologue) Using her trauma as a jumping off point toward creating a better home for herself and her family, Imogen shares her gift of words with an unseen lover. As she unpacks boxes and herself, Imogen recounts through love letters how she discovered happiness despite a life of neglect. A love story told by someone deemed “unlovable”.
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The Way You Made Me

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  • Shaun Leisher:
    22 May. 2020
    Wonderful monologue and movement piece that I can’t wait to see staged. Partain perfectly captures the pain that comes with uncertainty around where we call home and who we call family.
  • Donna Hoke:
    11 May. 2020
    Language to luxuriate in and learn from. A powerful solo show.
  • Eytan Deray:
    30 Aug. 2019
    A beautiful, wholly poetic, moving and heartbreaking monologue that grips you from the beginning and never lets go. Lindsay Partain is one of the most confessional and pointedly vulnerable playwrights I've found on NPX, and she's a pleasure to read. Her ability to not merely wear her heart on her sleeve, but hold it right out in its bleeding, relatable glory is to be applauded. Whichever actress gets to play Imogen is one lucky gal! "The Way You Made Me" is a gift- all 12 pages of it!

Character Information

  • Imogen
    mid 20s-30s,