Scenework : Duet Acting: 3 Min. & Under

Scenes featuring 2 actors that are timed at 3 minutes and under. Ideal for Thespian competitions and timed performances around the world.  Listed in order of age.

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Do you need a performance scene for a Thespian competition, audition, acting class or workshop? A Custom Duologue or Custom Scene, showcasing your child's strengths, is the perfect opportunity for your child to shine.

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"Ballerina Buddies"      new!

2 females. Age range: 5-8. Total length: Approx. 1.5 - 2 minutes.

Sometimes all a little ballerina needs is a dancing buddy.

Longer version, approximately 3 minutes, is also included in this order. 

*Basic knowledge of ballerina terms is needed.

" . . . . . . Lisa: I give up.  I’m terrible.

Jessica: (comes over and sits besides Lisa and pats her shoulder) You can do it.  I have faith in you.

Lisa: Even after I bumped into you twice?

Jessica: Even then.  Though I may have to get a padded tutu. (Girls giggle together) Let’s try it again.

Lisa/Jessica: (girls say lines together and dance together) Plie, Plie, Arabesque.  Plie, Plie, Arabesque.  Pirouette and curtsy.  

Lisa: I did it!

Jessica: We did it. Together. (Girls hug) So Ballerina Buddy, ever tried Hip Hop?  (girls giggle again and strike a hip hop pose)"

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"Twin Power Activate!"      new!

2 Males. Age range 5-8. Total length: Approx. 1 minute

There is room for only one Superhero on the playground.  

*Originally written for twins but parts can be played by any boys.

" . . . . Twin 1: (glaring at Batboy)   There is only room for one Superhero on this playground, so (make shooing motions with hands) scram.  I will save the day.

Twin 2: (glaring back) I am not going to scram. You scram. (makes the same shooing motion with his hands)  

Twin 1: My powers are better.  I can fly.

Twin 2: I have a batcave.  I win. . . . . . . "

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"PETA: Superheroes for Animals"      new!

2 Females. Age range: 6-10 and 10 and up. Total length: Approx. 1.5 minutes.

Why is that woman wearing a fox around her neck? 

" . . . . . Hunter: I’m not upset about losing Mom, (preening voice) though I am an awesome looking Wonder Woman.  I’m upset about who won. (outraged voice) They gave 1st place to Heather Wills and she was wearing a fox fur around her neck.  

Mom: A fox fur?

Hunter: She said it was her grandmothers. Think of that poor little fox, (happy, perky voice) running happily in the forest and then whap!  (Doom and gloom voice) Doomed to live forever around some old lady’s neck.. . . . . "

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"Pranks"      new!

2 Females. Age range: 6-10 Total length: Approx. 1 minute.

Everyone loves pranks.  Right?   

A Longer Version, approx 1.5 minutes is also included in this purchase.

" . . . . Sarah: That was one of the best pranks ever! 

Laura: Did you see Hillary’s face? (does terrified face) FROGS! We’re being attacked by FROGS!

Sarah: And then she was all (jump around as brushing at shoulders and body while yelling) “Get it off, GET IT OFF!” (High fives Laura) We are good.

Laura:  Yes we are.  But we did climb out the window to escape detention. Our parents will not like that. (shakes head sadly)

Sarah: Mom said that if we pulled anymore pranks, we would be grounded till Christmas. . . . ."

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"Soft Kitty"      new!

2 Females. Age range: 6-10. Total length: Approx. 2 minutes.

Two girls sneak around the house, trying to figure out a way to watch the Big Bang Theory.  

" . . . . Laura: 5:45 PM?  (Both actresses look at watches)

Sarah: Check. Magnifying glass?  (Both actresses pull out magnifying glasses and hold it up to eye and look through and then put back in their pockets)  
Laura: Check.  We’re ready.  Tonight we will finally achieve our Mission Goals.
Sarah: Check.  Uh . . . . . . . what exactly are our Mission Goals again?  
Laura: To finally watch the Big Bang Theory. Remember?
Sarah: I thought your Mom said it was too old for you.
Laura: My Mom still thinks I’m a baby.  I could probably drive the car if I were big enough to see over the steering wheel. . . . . . . . . ."
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"Rapunzel's Amazing Adventure Puppet Show"      new!

Male or Female. Age range 8 and up. Total Length: Approx 2 minutes.

A Puppet show for 2 (or 5 characters if desired).  Rapunzel wants an adventure but Pascal thinks this is a bad idea.  A very bad idea.  

" . . . . . Sophie: (Old woman) Hello my pretty. You look bored. You need a new hairstyle. Let me cut your hair.

Sian: Pascal didn’t think it was a good idea.

Sophie: (Pascal) She looks creepy. What if you get a bad haircut? 

Sian: But Rapunzel didn’t listen.

Sophie: (Rapunzel) My hair does drag on the ground.  Everything gets caught in it. Dirt, twigs and yesterday there was a frog.  

Sophie: (Pascal) A frog?  (screaming in fear)  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Sian: You’re a lizard.  Why are you afraid of frogs? . . . "


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"Callbacks"      new!

Male or Female. Age range: 6-12. Total length: Approx 1 minute.

A peek inside the minds of kids waiting for a Callback audition.  Great emotional levels, perfect for acting class.

Longer Version, approximately 3 minutes, is also included in this purchase. 

" . . . . .B:  Your Mum is so cool.  I think my Mum is waiting in the lobby.  She knows it makes me nervous when she hangs around. At least she’s not like Teresa’s Mum. (speak in exaggerated Diva voice, very haughty) “My daughter was in the National tour of Annie, and understudied Jane in Mary Poppins on Broadway.  She should be precast. I want to speak to the Casting Director right now!”

A: She’s the worse.  And look. (point) It’s Bobby’s Mom.  Mrs. (very ditzy and disorganized) “What theater is this?  The Shubert?  We’re supposed to be at the Rand. (panicking)  Bobby, come on.  We’re late. . . . . . . ”

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"Spy Brothers"      new!

2 Males. Age Range: 8-12. Total Length: Approx. 1.5 minutes.

Two brothers can't stop arguing while on a family spy mission.  

" . . . . . .Snake:  I'm missing my soccer game.

Spider:  I told you not to join the team.  Spies can't join things.  We have to be ready to go on a mission at a moment’s notice.

Snake:  I hate being a spy.  I don't even know who we're spying on.  Why do we have to be spies just because our parents are spies?

Spider:  It's our birthright.  We have a family spy tradition.  You know you could be starving in Africa.  Or dying from the ebola virus.

Snake: OR I could be running down the soccer field right now scoring the winning goal, listening to the crowd cheer wildly as they chant my name.  (Say this in cheer chant mode) Ty- ler!  Ty-ler . . . . . . ."

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"I'm the Mary"      new!

2 Females. Age range: 8-12 Total length: Approx. 2 minutes

Mother Goose is presenting a Nursery Rhymes Show featuring Mary. Mary who had a Little Lamb and Mary, Mary Quite Contrary, both think THEY are the Mary that Mother Goose is looking for.    

"Mary: (entering and walking over to Mary, Mary and glaring)  Excuse me.  You're standing in my spot.

Mary, Mary:  No I'm not.  The Director of the Nursery Rhymes Musical Extravaganza said "Mary stands here." I'm Mary and I'm standing here.

Mary:  (angrily) You are NOT Mary. I'm the Mary.   Perhaps you've heard the famous nursery rhyme?  "Mary had a little lamb, her fleece was white as snow."  (Place hand on chest dramatically)  That's me.

Mary, Mary:  (very sweetly)  How nice for you. And perhaps you've heard the much more famous nursery rhyme "Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow?"  (does same chest motion)  That would be me. . . . . . . . . . "

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"Superclutz"      new!

2 Males. Age range: 8-12. Total length: Approx. 1.5 minutes.

A clumsy boy is trying to tell his best friend about a VERY BAD DAY at baseball.  

A Shorter Version, approximately 1 minute, is also included in this purchase.  

" . . . . . . Sam: You didn’t see my last game?  (Voice rising, very dramatically) The one where I tripped and fell on top of the catcher, breaking his hand, and according to his mother, ruining his life forever. While, AT THE SAME TIME, striking out and losing the game?  

Matt: No.  So?
Sam: (frustrated)  So?  So?  Everyone posted pictures of this on Instagram and Facebook. (despair) Everyone is laughing at me.
Matt: Sam, you’re handling this wrong. You should be all (talk in surfer dude voice) “Dude, I totally went all superclutz today.  Wasn’t I radical?”  And then people will laugh with you instead of at you. . . . . . . "
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"Picture Day"      new!

2 Females or Male/Female. Age range: 8-14. Total length: Approx. 2-3 minutes

What do you do when your School Picture turns out incredibly bad?  A hilarious duologue as a friend tries to "spin" the reason why her friend's face looks like she's morphing into a werewolf.  

A Longer Version, approximately 3-5 minutes and featuring a Male and a Female, is also included in this purchase.

" . . . . . . .Claire:  On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being the best picture ever ----

Zoe:  Like mine.  (poses with cute smile)

Claire:  (glaring at her) And 1 being the worse picture ever, mine is a minus 100. (tilt head thinking)   I wonder if my parents would consider moving.  

Zoe:  Oh come on, it can't be that bad.  (Claire hands the paper over to her wordlessly.  Zoe looks at it and her eyes widen)  Okay this IS pretty bad.  What happened?

Claire:  I had to sneeze.  And I didn't want my school picture to be a picture of me sneezing so I tried to stop and hold the sneeze in and (gestures with photo) that happened.

Zoe: (studying picture)  You look deformed.  Like your face is morphing into something else.  Like a werewolf.  . . . . . . . . . "

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"J&J"      new!

M/F. Age range: 8-14. Total length: Approx. 2 minutes.

Jack and Jill are fetching a pail of water again.  And even though Jack keeps breaking his crown and Jill keeps tumbling down, they have plans.  One day Jack will be a Hero and Jill will be President.  One day!

A Longer Version, approximately 4 minutes , is also included in this purchase.  

" . . . . . By the way, Miss Muffet is still really upset that you broke her tuffet.  Did you see her twitter status this morning?

Jill: (outraged) She posted that on twitter?  What did she say?
Jack: Jill, #clumsyqueen, #tumbleloser, #tuffetdestroyer, 
Jill: Revenge? Oh please. Like I’m worried about Little Miss Muffet.  She’s afraid of spiders. Only weinies are afraid of spiders.
Jack: I’m afraid of spiders.  
Jill:   Point made.  (Smirking)  Jill 1, Jack 0.  
Jack: Ha ha.  I heard she was seen talking to the Big Bad Wolf.  I’d be careful about going to Grandma’s House anytime soon.  Or should I say tumbling to Grandma’s House anytime soon.. . . . . . . . ."
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"Do Dogs go to Heaven?"      new!

2 Males. Age range: 10 and up. Total length: Approx. 2 minutes.

Two angry boys begin to bond over their dogs and find out that friendship is alot better than fighting.   

" . . . . Finn: Look, I’m sorry I hit you.  I don’t understand why you are being so mean but I shouldn’t have hit you. I’ve just been really stressed lately.  My dog got hit by a car last week and died. I’ve had Boo Boo since I was 5 and I can’t believe he’s gone. He’s always been my best friend and I miss him  (Pause and then stick hand out with a gesture). Okay now you can call me a Sissy Baby.  

Zac: (smiling) You named your dog Boo Boo?

Finn: Give me a break. I was only 5.  

Zac: My dog’s name was Bubba.  

Finn: Bubba?

Zac: Yea, he was my dad’s dog and then when I was born he sort of became my dog.  He was great. He was really old but he was still my best friend.  (Looks down and then with a soft tone)  I’m sorry I was a jerk.  Bubba died and my parents moved here and I don’t know anyone and I guess it was just easier ------- . . . . . . . "

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"How Not to Fundraise"      new!

2 Males. Age range: 10 and up. Total length: Approx. 2 minutes.

Matthew's Mom holds fundraisers all the time. Save the "Bumblebee Bats", Hug a Tree", “Love a Mime".  How hard can it be? Two boys try to figure out a way to raise money for a new Xbox. 

A Longer Version, approximately 4 minutes, is also included in this purchase.  

" . . . . Ethan: How do you do a Fundraiser? 

Matthew:  I think my Mom goes somewhere to eat and then afterwards people give money to the cause. . . .   Do you know how to cook?

Ethan: We can just throw something in the microwave.

Matthew:  Yea about that.  I'm not really allowed to touch the microwave anymore after the Tator tots incident. (trying to be casual)   There was a tiny explosion, maybe a little fire.  

Ethan:  But I don’t have a  microwave.  My Mom says (feminine voice) " I started cooking when I was 12. Good food should never be microwaved."

Matthew:  Your parents are weird.. . . . . ."

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"The King of 2nd Place"      new!

2 Males. Age range: 8-14. Total length: Approx. 1.5 minutes.

Great.  2nd Place AGAIN!  When your best friend always gets first place, it's hard to celebrate. 

A Longer Version, approximately 4-5 minutes, is also included in this purchase.  

"Jack: (enthusiastically pumping fists in air)  Woo hooo! First and second place.  We did it again.  

Riley: (sarcastically)  Yea for us.
Jack: (looks at Riley confused)  You don’t sound very happy.  Come on, help me celebrate.  We were the best.
Riley: No, YOU were the best Jack.  I came in 2nd place.  
Jack: So?  We still got first and second. 
Riley: (shakes ribbon at Jack in anger) Do you know many of these I have?  (gestures angrily stage right)  I could probably cover that wall with 2nd place ribbons. Every single time we do something, you always get first. We try out for a show; you get the lead and I’m in the chorus. . . .. . . . . "
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"The Next Disney Princess"      new!

2 Females. Age range: 10 and up. Total length: Approx. 1.5 minutes.

What is Princess Sparkle to do if she doesn't become the Next Disney Princess?   

" . . . . . Sparkle: (unbelieving)  You got accepted? (Moonbeam cringes a little but nods) You got accepted and I didn’t?  What's wrong with me?  Why did I get rejected?
Moonbeam:  Maybe you have a different destiny Sparkle. (thinks a moment)   Maybe you're going to become President or cure cancer or invent time travel. . . . Those are human things Moonbeam.  I don't know how to do human things. . . . . . . . . . 
Sparkle:  You sound like a fortune cookie.  A bossy fortune cookie.
Moonbeam: (shrugs)  It's a gift.   . . . . . . . ."
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"Nutcracker Dreams"      new!

2 Females. Age Range 10 and up. Total Length Approx. 3 minutes.

Heartbreaking news leads to a bonding moment between two best friends that involves the movie "Stepmom" and a baby being delivered on an elevator!  Sort of.  

". . . . . Jenn: It’s awful that your Mom is sick. But you’ve always wanted to be in the Nutcracker. And I bet your Mom would love to see you in it. Wouldn’t she?

Darby: Probably.

Jenn: So do the Nutcracker. It will be something you will always remember.

Darby: (smiles a little) When did you become so smart?

Jenn: . . . . Come on. We have to call Miss Kane and pretend you were trapped in an elevator and that’s why you missed class.

Darby: An elevator?

Jenn: Oh and a lady went into labor and you helped deliver the baby.

Darby: What? I don’t know how to deliver a baby.

Jenn: Miss Kane won’t know that. Oh and let’s tell her they named the baby after you. Little Darby.

Darby: Jenn. You have to stop watching those Lifetime movies. . . . . "

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"Selfies"      new!

2 Females. Age range: 10 and up. Total Length: Approx. 1 - 1.5 minutes.

Ditzy, extremely funny duologue between two girls who love taking Selfies.

A Longer Version, approximately 3-5 minutes, with tweets from Ellen DeGeneres, is also included in this order. 

"Amy: (entering) Milla.  (Takes a selfie of herself smiling) This is my happy to see you face.  Now let’s get one of us together.    

Milla: Wait!  (holding out phone) Look at this.  It says taking selfies could lead to head lice.

Milla/Amy: (look at each other) Ewwwwwwwwwww!!!!

Amy: But I don’t have head lice.  Do you have head lice?

Milla:  Of course not.  But I guess random strangers might. Like what if you met somebody famous, like an Avenger, and he was all “Let’s take a Selfie”. And you’d have to stop first and say “Do you have lice?” That would be embarrassing.

Amy: I am NOT going to ask an Avenger if he has head lice. . . . . "

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"The Season We Love the Most"      new!

Male or Female. Age Range 10 and up. Total Length: Approx 3 minutes.

Winter is determined to win THE SEASON WE LOVE THE MOST competition this year. Summer tries to tell him Winter will never win.  

A Shorter Version, approximately 1 minute is now included in this purchase.


" . . . . .SUMMER:   But Winter is cold and grey and yucky.  Summer is sunshine and weddings in June, fireworks in July and vacations in August. Summer is perfect.  

WINTER:   You’re forgetting something. Winter is also Christmas. And Christmas is filled with frolicking elves and reindeers and Santa Claus. Ho, Ho, Ho.

SUMMER:  But Christmas is only one day in Winter.  The rest of Winter is cold and yucky and People freeze to death.  

WINTER:  (sing) “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.”

SUMMER:   FREEZE . . . TO . . . DEATH. . . . . . " 

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"Miss Cape and Mister Hood"      new!

1 Male, 1 Female. Age range: 10 and up. Total length: Approx. 3 minutes.

Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf from "Into the Woods" meet in the woods.  The Wolf argues that he is not bad. He's simply misunderstood like Batman.  Little Red is not buying it!    

A Longer Version, approximate 4-5 minutes, is also included in this order. 

" . . . . The Wolf: I’m Batman.  Tortured superhero, spending my life fighting against truth and injustice and saving the day for all the little people.

Little Red: No, you’re not. You’re the Big Bad Wolf. . . . . Knock it off!  This is my big moment in the show where I get to be all sweet and spunky and the audience falls in love with me.  So get back into character and start being a slimy wolf!

Wolf: (falls to his knees and starts singing or talk singing) “Agony! When you’re trying to be good.  When the one thing you want, is to be understood.”  . . . . . . Are you lost? Are you hurt? Do you need (say name very dramatically) BATMAN to save the day?

Little Red: (Fumes a moment and then decides to give in and throws herself to the stage and grabs The Wolf’s leg. Starts speaking in a Russian spy type accent) “Yes. I am lost in ze woods and I must delivah zees very, very important basket to my grandmama.. . . . "

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"Bring it On!"      new!

2 Females. Age range: 10 and up. Total length: Approx. 1 and 1/2 - 2 minutes.

Ditzy cheerleaders attempt to pick a topic for a history project.  The Civil War looks perfect.  Go North, Go South, Why are you both so mad? 

" . . . . Jess: Pilgrims?  (They both look at each other and say together) Boring.  The Wild West? (shakes head) Everyone’s doing that one.  Oh what about this?  The Civil War.  You could be the North and I’ll be the South.  (Stand in aggressive pose and speak in a Southern accent) “Git offa my property.”

Mindy: (with attitude) “Rude much?”

Jess: “I said git out or we is gonna have to rumble.”

Mindy: “Bring it on.” (They both high five and giggle) . . . . "

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"Stop Talking about Pizza"      new!

2 Females. Age Range 10 and up. Total Length Approx. 2 minutes.

Realizing someone is starving because there is no food in the house, leads to an emotional, dramatic confrontation.  

" . . . . . . . Lilly: WILL YOU PLEASE STOP TALKING ABOUT PIZZA?  I would love to have some more pizza but I don’t have anymore money.  So just go away.

Anna: I’m sorry Lilly.  I’d be happy to lend you some lunch money.

Lilly: (matter of factly)  I couldn’t pay it back.  I usually bring a lunch from home but my Mom hasn’t bought any food for awhile and there wasn’t anything to pack.  I had some money saved so I bought lunch today.  

Anna: (unbelieving) You don’t have any food in your house?  

Lilly: (shrugs)  It’s no big deal.  Mom just forgets sometimes but she’ll buy some soon. It’s okay.

Anna: (shocked)  It is NOT okay.  Lilly, no one just forgets to buy food.  What’s wrong with your Mom? . . . . ."

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"Supervillain Bromance"      new!

2 Males or 4 Males. Age Range: 10 and up. Total Length Approx. 2 minutes or 3-5 minutes.

What happens when two Supervillains meet?  Captain Darkness and The Deadly Dark argue over who is the scariest Supervillain.  

Includes longer version with 4 Supervillains:  Captain Darkness, The Deadly Dark, The Hammer and Gore. 


" . . . Captain: I see.  (Takes a couple of steps and then turn back) The Deadly Dark.  D.D.   (Crouch down and speak like a little kid acting frightened) “Oh I’m so scared.  Look up in the sky, it’s D.D.”

Deadly: Ha ha, very funny.  And I don’t fly.  I creep in out of the darkness to work my evil deeds. (take a few steps CS, in a sneaky stealthy way)

Captain: (take an aggressive swooping step towards CS)  Well I swoop in out of the dark to work my evil deeds.  (Both are up close and glaring at each other)  

Deadly: My name is awesome.  I’m very scary.

Captain: My name is awesome.  I’m even more scary.

Deadly:   Fine.  We’re both scary. . . . "

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"Picking a Parent"      new!

2 Females. Age Range 10 and up. Total Length Approx. 2 minutes.

Two sisters are asked to pick a parent to live with during a divorce custody hearing.  

" . . . . .Sophia: Who are you choosing?

Stephanie: I’m choosing Dad. He’s already heartbroken and he’ll need someone to look after him.

Sophia: I think we have to choose the same parent. They aren’t going to separate us and give one of us to each parent.

Stephanie: How do you know?

Sophia: Because this isn’t a movie. This is real life. One parent will get custody of the “kids” - that’s us - and the other will get visitation rights. That’s why we have to choose.

Stephanie: No, no, no.  I can’t do this Sophia.  If we pick Mum to have custody, Dad will be heartbroken.  If we pick Dad to have custody, Mum will be crushed.  I can’t do this. I can’t choose between them. . . . "

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"Awesome Loser"      new!

1 Male, 1 Female. Age range: 10 and up. Total length: Approx. 1.5 minutes.

A younger brother helps his angry sister understand that being a loser can be awesome.  

". . . . . . Mila: (angrily)  Excuse me?  Weren’t you standing there when Mom and Dad listed all the reasons I’m such a loser compared to you?  How I have failed them in every way?  How they’ve given up on me ever amounting to anything?  How they are so glad they at least have you to be proud of?  Because I’m pretty sure I saw you standing there.
Cooper: Mom and Dad are wrong.  None of that is true. They didn’t mean any of that.
Mila: I’m pretty sure they did.
Cooper: Well if they did, then they’re idiots because you’re not a failure Mila.  I think you’re awesome.
Mila: Yea right.
Cooper: So you’re not like me.  Big deal.  You’re you. Mila Davis.  And to be honest I wish I was more like you. . . . . . ."
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"The Cool Factor"      new!

2 Males. Age Range: 12 and up. Total Length Approx. 2 minutes.

Anthony tries to give his friend Charlie some dating advice. 

". . . . . Anthony: Now the key to being cool when you ask a girl out is to act like you really don’t care if they say yes. Let’s practice. (Anthony poses like a girl and changes his voice to a high falsetto) Hi Charlie. (give a flirty little wave)

Charlie: Uh . . . . . . hi Anthony?

Anthony: I’m not Anthony.  I’m . . . . . . . . . Anthonia.

Charlie: That’s a dumb name.

Anthony: Just ask me out.

Charlie: Hi Anthonia. So I’m going to the movies on Friday night and if you’re bored and are just sitting home watching some dumb tv show, there might be a seat you could sit on. At the movies. Where I’m at because we cool guys go to the movies.  (At this point Anthony starts hysterically giggling which gets Charlie mad) Thanks Anthony. That really helps. I already got that from Amelia. . . . . . . . "

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"Supernatural: Are you a Dean or a Sam?"      new!

Male/Male. Age range: 12 and up. Total length: Approx. 3 minutes.

When his best friend asks him if he's a Dean or a Sam (from the TV show Supernatural), Steve is dumbfounded. WHAT?  

" . . . . . Derek: So “Am I a Dean or am I a Sam?”

Steve: (completely confused) What?

Derek: At first I thought, I’m a Sam (gesture at self) because I’m smart and (muscle pose) fit but he was going to be a lawyer before his Mom got killed by that demon and yech (make a face) lawyers. So then I thought, I’m a Dean (strike a cool pose, lift eyebrows suggestively) because he’s cool and very suave with the ladies but he also sold his soul to save his brother and while I like my brother (roll eyes and make a face as you mutter sometimes) sometimes, I wouldn’t sell my soul for him. So who am I?

Steve: What?

Derek: Am I a Dean? Or am I a Sam?

Steve: (confused and frustrated) WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHO ARE DEAN AND SAM? . . . . . . . . . "


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"Little White Lies"      new!

2 Females. Age Range: 12 and up. Total Length Approx. 1.5 minutes.

Little white lies can hurt.  Little white lies can end friendships.    

" . . . .  . Isabel: (getting angry) Fine. I’m not doing a duet with you. I wanted a change. I can do a duet with you some other time. What difference does it make?

Alice: You told me we would always be dance partners.  

Isabel: I just said that so I wouldn’t hurt your feelings. It was a little white lie.

Alice: I don’t understand. Our duet always does great. We always finish in the Top 5 and we were number 2 at Nationals. 2nd in the Nation!

Isabel: 2nd place isn’t good enough for me. I want to win. . . . . . . . ."

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"Has My Tumblr Been Hacked?"      new!

1 Male, 1 Female. Age range: 12 and up. Total length: Approx. 1.5 minutes.

A sister begs her brother for help after strange things start showing up on her tumblr.  Is that a picture of Harold Beamer with hearts around it as her profile picture?  WHAT IS HAPPENING?

" . . .Abby: Help me fix this. Do I need to change my password?

Sam:  Definitely. And it’s probably a good idea not to leave your laptop lying around with your tumblr tab open.  Especially after you embarrass your brother on Instagram.  

Abby:  What are you talking about?  I never embarrassed you on Instagram.

Sam: (speaks like Abby in feminine tone of voice, exaggerating so he sounds like a ditzy cheerleader) “Hey everyone! Throw back Thursday to pics of my baby bro wearing a dress at his 3rd birthday party. He wanted to be Barbie.  Isn’t he adorable?”  (opens backpack and pulls out Barbies)  I’ve been given 27 of these this week.  (looks at one and then looks back at Abby) I think my favorite is Wonder Woman Barbie.  By the way if you scroll down you’ll see that you asked Harold over to watch a movie.   

Abby: WHAT? (doorbell rings and Abby looks panicked) . . . . . . ."



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"Not a Trace"      new!

Male or Female. Age: 13 and up. Time length: Approx 2 minutes.

Is it possible to meet your soulmate through a Dating App? Two teens ponder the possibilities until one shares a shocking secret.  With light and dark touches, this scene is perfect for teaching or competition. 

"A: . . . . .Have you ever tried an online dating app?  . . . I’ve been thinking of joining one.  

B: Why?  You don’t have any problems dating.

A: Yea but everyone I know is boring.  I don’t want to date any of them.  And who knows? Maybe my soulmate is out there, just a few miles away, feeling the exact same thing.  

B: No one meets their soulmate through an online dating app.  They meet weirdos and liars and people who post profile pictures that are really old and taken before they lost all their hair and gained weight.

A: You’re talking about old people dating apps . . . . "

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"Hello to the Moon"      new!

Female/Female. Age Range: 14 and up. Total length: Approx. 3 minutes.

A teen, suffering from social media bullying and considering suicide, has an emotional confrontation with her best friend.  

"Olivia: Darby!  There you are.  I’ve been calling and texting you for hours.  Why didn’t you answer?

Darby: (still looking up into the distance)  Did you ever look at the moon?  I feel like I don’t look at the moon enough.  I never say hello to the moon.  (turning and asking very seriously) Do you ever say hello to the moon?

Olivia: (very worried sits down next to her.  Says very carefully and calmly as if afraid of spooking Darby) No.  I guess I haven’t.  Are you okay Darby?

Darby: (gazing up again)  I love the moon.  It’s so white and pure.  Like tombstones in a graveyard.      

Olivia: Darby.  Darby look at me.  You’re scaring me.    

Darby: (turns to look at Olivia)  Do you think some people are born broken? . . . . . ."

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"Bonding Time It Is"      new!

Male/Male. Age range: 14 and up. Total Length: Approx. 3 minutes.

Harry's parents have become good friends with Finn's parents.  So Harry's Mom would like them to spend some "Bonding Time" together.  It doesn't quite go like Harry's Mom would like. 

" . . . . .Harry:  I’m pretty sure Finn doesn’t want to see my room. Fine.  Okay Mom. Bonding time it is. (looks at Finn and then gestures at area they are standing in) Well, here it is. My room.  It’s not much.  Those posters are pretty old. I used to be really into the Lord of the Rings. Are you a fan?

Finn: (not looking up) No.

Harry: Oh.  Okay.  So I guess our families are going camping this weekend. I love camping. I’m really into the outdoors and nature and things like that. (embarrassed laugh)  Probably one reason I liked the Lord of the Rings so much. (dreamy eyed) There’s nothing like the quietness when you wake up and everything is so still.  You can almost feel the ------

Finn: (holding up one hand and interrupting) Please stop. I don’t care.

Harry: Excuse me?

Finn: I don’t care.  I don’t care about camping or how much you like it or how the stillness speaks to your nature loving heart. Look, I don’t want to be here.  You don’t want to be here. I have a phone. You have a phone.  Let’s just get on our phones until this whole (sarcastically) bonding time is over and then we can go our separate ways. . . . . . . "

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"Egg and Feathering"      new!

Male or Female. Age range: 14 and up. Total length: Approx. 2 minutes.

A prank goes wrong.  Horribly, terribly wrong.  

" . . . . B: He’s still in surgery. 

A: (collapsing into chair) How did this happen?  It was a prank.  Just a prank. Do you think he’s going to be okay?  (B doesn’t answer) What did they say?

B:  I told you. Nobody said anything except he’s still in surgery.

A: That’s good though right?  Still in surgery is good.  (pause and then A stands up and walks over to B)  There are already over five thousand hits on the video on Instagram.  

B:   Instagram? (sudden horrified realization) That’s right.  We were filming his reaction for Instagram.  What is wrong with us?  What were we thinking?  

A: We were thinking it would be a great prank.  Mr. Canning gave us extra homework because we didn’t know what “Tar and Feathering” is. Who knows what tar and feathering is?  So we egged and feathered his car.  Remember? . . . . .."

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"Don't Cry"      new!

2 Males. Age range: 14 and up. Total length: Approx. 1.5 minutes.

An older brother confronts a younger brother who has been missing for a few hours in a tense, angry, heartbreaking scene.    

Inspired and very loosely based on the Winchester Brothers from the TV series Supernatural.  

" . . . . . . Jack:   You can’t just disappear for hours.  I had no idea where you were.  

Daniel: So?

Jack: I’m in charge when Dad is gone.  You didn’t answer any of my calls or texts.  I’ve been freaking out.

Daniel: I’m old enough to take care of myself.  


Daniel: Are you deaf?  I WAS OUT. . . . . . . . .

Daniel: (angrily) Because I’m sick and tired of being teased all the time about my cheap sneakers and hand me down clothes.  I told everyone I was getting a pair of True Flight sneakers after getting ragged nonstop today for the piece of crap shoes I’m wearing.  For once in my life, I want a pair of great sneakers.

Jack: (quietly) I see. I’m sorry Daniel, I just don’t have $70.00.  There’s hardly any grocery money left.  Dad didn’t leave much money this time. . . . . . . ."


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"High School"      new!

2 Females. Age range: 14 and up. Total Length: Approx. 2 minutes.

Two best friends discover that they are both crushing on the same boy on High School  Revenge is sweet!  

" . . . . Lucy: (perking up)  Anyway, my Jack is dark and abtastic too.   

Jess: Our new boyfriends sound a lot alike.

Lucy: (shrug) Well, we do both have awesome taste. And guess what else?  Right before we said goodnight, he sent me a poem that he wrote himself.  (starts reciting in a dreamy tone) “Fairy Princess, Golden Girl ----

Jess who has been listening in shock suddenly joins in reciting the poem angrily.  Lucy continues reciting confusedly.  

Lucy/Jess: “Dancing on moonbeams, in my heart.  Until tonight.”

Lucy: (confused)  How did you know what the poem said?

Jess: (gritting teeth)  Mark sent me the exact same poem last night.  Right before we said goodnight.. . . . ."  

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"Breaking up is Hard to Do"      new!

1 Male, 1 Female. Age range: 14 and up. Total length: Approx. 1.5 minutes.

Breaking up is both hilarious and heartbreaking in this scene as Sophie tries to nicely break up with Jack.  

"Sophie:   Hi Jack.  Lots of homework huh?  Speaking of homework, I was thinking, maybe we should spend more time doing it. (hears what she just said and quickly corrects herself)  Homework that is. DOING HOMEWORK. We should probably just stop dating for awhile. So we can do MORE homework.  Because grades are important. (pause and take a deep breath) Okay, that sounds good. That’s what I’ll say. I’m breaking up with you Jack because of homework.  

Jack (enters holding a flower) Hi Sophie. (holds out flower to Sophie)  For my beautiful girlfriend.
Sophie: (taking flower looking very guilty) Uh . . . .thanks Jack.  (looks down and then looks up determined)  So lots of homework, huh? . . . . "
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"World Peace"      new!

2 Females. Age range: 14 and up. Total Length: Approx. 3 minutes.

Two teens are applying for the position of Salesgirl.  And possibly ambassador for World Peace?  Jessica is a little confused.

" . . . .Jessica: (angrily) hat are you talking about? Everything does not give you wrinkles. The only thing that gives you wrinkles is when you get old and wrinkly.  

Lucy: (shaking head sadly)  You know anger gives you ----

Jessica: (shakes finger in Lucy’s face as she glares)  Don’t even say it. (Lucy continues smiling happily as Jessica looks around thinking)  Do people really hire you when all you do is talk about world peace?

Lucy: Of course. Everyone wants world peace. Because when nations fight it’s just wrong. And people get all dead and stuff - and that gives you wrinkles too.  And it’s just really messy for the environment.  So some day I plan on being a beacon of light in the quest for world peace.   

Jessica: (suddenly looking up as if someone came into the room) Hi.  We’re both here to apply for a Salesgirl job.  

Lucy: (big smile)  Yes, I am applying for the role of Salesgirl.  I would love to work for you and help bring about World Peace.

Jessica: (quickly) Me too.  I love world peace! . . . . "  

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"Give a Little Whistle"      new!

1 Male,1 Female. Ages: 14 and up. Time length: Approx. 2.5 minutes.

A girl asks her boyfriend if he would ever whistle at a pretty girl if she walked past a construction site.   

" . . . . . .Blake: (standing up again) Sofia, what is going on?  Are you really breaking up with me over an imaginary  whistle?

Sofia: I think I am.  

Blake: This is ridiculous.  I didn’t even whistle.

Sofia: But you would have.  I’m sorry Blake, I can’t be with you anymore.

Blake: (sarcastically)  Great.  Let’s break up over an imaginary whistle at my imaginary construction job.  That makes so much sense.  (Yelling)  What is your problem? Do you need to eat a piece of chocolate?

Sofia: (slowly backing away a few steps)  I don’t know you.  I don’t think I ever knew you.  Goodbye Blake. (exits). . . . . . . . . . "

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"2:00 A.M."      new!

Male or Female. Age range: 15 and up. Total length: Approx. 1.5 - 2 minutes.

A Teen is kicked out of their house after coming out to their parents.  Honest and painful, this duologue offers a good platform for class discussion or emotional demo reels.

" . . . . .A: Yes really gay.  Can we talk about this more in the morning?  I’m so tired.  I just want to go to sleep.  (starts to walk past B but is stopped by a gesture)

B: Uh . . . .on second thought, it’s probably not a good idea for you to sleepover since my parents aren’t here.

A: What do you mean?  I sleepover all the time.

B: That was before I knew you were gay.

A: (unbelieving)  Are you serious?  Why are you acting like this?  So I’m gay.  I’m still me.   

B: I think you should go.

A: (pleading) It’s 2:00 A.M.  I have nowhere else to go. (B continues to stare out into the audience.  A confronts B) You’re my best friend.  Are you really going to turn me away? . . . . . "

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"Barely a Scratch"      new!

Two Performers/M or F. Age range: 15 and up. Total length: Approx 1 minute.

A casual conversation becomes intensely serious when a teen confesses they are cutting themselves.  

" . . . . A: Haha. Long sleeves when it’s over 90 degrees outside?  (B tugs shirt sleeves.  A suddenly looks upset) Wait. Did you really . . . . . I thought that was just a rumor.

B: (looking away) I don’t know what you are talking about.

A:  Did you really try to kill yourself?

B: (shocked denial) What? No! Of course not.  

A: (gesturing at sleeves) But then why . . . . . 

B: (yelling) It’s just a shirt. (awkward pause) Okay.  I . . .sort of cut myself a little. (A is looking horrified)  It was barely a scratch. I’ve just been so sad and I can’t seem to stop being sad. . . . . . "

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"Flirting with Madison"      new!

1 Male, 1 Female. Age range: 16 and up. Total length: Approx. 1.5 minutes

An intense confrontation between a girl and her boyfriend over his definition of flirting.  

*Please note this scene includes a reference to implied sex and virginity with the phrase v-card.   

" . . . . . Oliver: Right. Of course. But Madison isn’t like other girls.  She’s not really into the whole boyfriend/girlfriend thing. She just wants to have a good time.

Sophie: (confused) What?  hat are you saying?  

Oliver: The guys told me that Madison is willing to (emphasize the word help) help guys out.  

Sophie: Help them out? You aren’t making any sense.

Oliver: You know . . . . that thing we talked about last night.

Sophie: But I thought that was okay.  I’m just not ready. You said it was okay. You said it didn’t matter. . . . . . "

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