This monologue for a passionate nun was first conceived for a film directed by Phill Niblock, with Marcia Jean Kurtz.


YOUNG NUN: ...Help me. Sister Mary — Mathew, help me, someone, Blessed Virgin. Her hand, so like the Blessed Virgin’s hand — my God, protect me from my thoughts. I have no thoughts. I am only the humblest black speck, sinner and servant of God, of all his servants the most unworthy. Her soft skin like roses, like a pink rose insinuating itself ever so slightly up under the black hem...

Published by Dramatists Play Service in Seven Short and Very Short Plays by Jean-Claude van Itallie.