Monday, May 23, 2016

Cinderella Free Fun MadScript Game Comedy Fairy Tale

 MAD-SCRIPT Fill in sheet #1 (CINDERELLA)

Fill in the following FIRST.  Do NOT read the play first.

1) Name:

2) Name:

3) Chore you hate to do:

4) Adjective (a word that describes someone):

5) Another chore you hate to do:

6) Name a kind of party:

7) Noun (thing, object or animal):

8) Really big number:

9) Type of person:

10) Noun (thing, object or animal):

11) Food:

12) Animals:

13) Building material:

14) Time of day (hour, minutes):

15) Something you do at a party:

16) Interjection (single word expressing emotion):

17) Room of a castle:

18) Animal:

AFTER you complete the above answer, THEN go to the script!

WARNING! (don't ruin your fun factor) 

Complete Mad-Script Sheet #1 for Cinderella BEFORE reading this play.  It's much more fun if you don't read the play below before filling in the numbered items on above.



Remember - don't look at the script below until you fill in the blanks above. :)  


CINDERELLA MAD-SCRIPT by D. M. Larson

Cinderella is on stage with her two step sisters.

NARRATOR
Once upon a time, there was a young woman named Cinderella who lived with her two stepsisters named...

1)__________ and 2)______________

They were mean to Cinderella and made her...

3)_________________

(Cinderella pantomimes the chore while her stepsisters laugh at her.   Then her stepmother comes on stage)

NARRATOR (CONT.)
When Cinderella was done with that chore, her...

4)_________________

Stepmother made her...

5)__________________

(Stepmother acts in a way that fits the adjective in #4 and Cinderella pantomimes the new chore.   A prince appears on stage)

NARRATOR (CONT.)
One day the Prince announced he was having a...

6)____________________

PRINCE
I'm having a...
6)____________________

(Prince exits.  Cinderella and her stepsisters are excited)

NARRATOR
Everyone wanted to go, even Cinderella.  But her stepmother had one more chore for her.

STEPMOTHER
You can go if you clean all the...

7)______________________

(Stepsisters laugh and leave with stepmother.  Cinderella pantomimes cleaning #7)
   
NARRATOR
Cinderella tried cleaning them all but it was taking forever because there were so many. There were almost...

8)_____________________

(Cinderella cleans faster but she is a getting tired and sad and finally falls down.  She is so tired, she can't go on and cries)

NARRATOR (CONT.)
Suddenly a magical...

9)_____________________
appeared.

(Magical person comes on stage and Cinderella is surprised to see them)

MAGICAL PERSON
Cinderella.  I am here to help you go to the party.  

(Cinderella is excited)

MAGICAL PERSON
First, I will turn...

10) __________________
into a dress.

(Magical person does this and Cinderella pretends to put on the dress)

MAGICAL PERSON (CONT.)
Then I will turn...

11)________________
into a carriage.

(Magical person pretends to do this and Cinderella pretends to get into this carriage)
  

MAGICAL PERSON (CONT.)
Finally I will get some...

12)___________________

(Actors come in acting like these animals)

MAGICAL PERSON (CONT.)
...and turn them into horses.

(Actors who were the animals now act like horses)

NARRATOR
Then Cinderella was given slippers made of...

13) _________________

(Cinderella puts these shoes on and does a little dance in them - the dance will be easy or hide depending what they are made of)

MAGICAL PERSON
Have fun at the party.   But remember the spell ends at...

14) __________________

(Cinderella gets in carriage and rides behind actors being horses and they go in circles around the stage and magical person exits.   Actors enter as party guests)

NARRATOR
Cinderella arrived at the...

6) ______________________
and everyone was...

15) _____________________

(Party guests pretend like they are doing 15.  One guest becomes the Prince)

NARRATOR (CONT.)
Then the prince saw Cinderella and said...

16) _______________________
The Prince and Cinderella had a wonderful time.  But then the clock struck...

14) ______________________
Cinderella freaks out and runs away.

PRINCE
Wait you left your...

13) ____________________
Slipper.

NARRATOR
The next day the prince went looking for Cinderella.   He couldn't find her because her stepmother had locked her in the...

17) ____________________

(During the narrator above, the Prince is searching around and the Stepmother locks up Cinderella)

NARRATOR (CONT.)
But Cinderella's little friend, a talking...
18) _____________________

ANIMAL 18
Hi.

NARRATOR (CONT.)
...saw her trapped and guided the Prince to her.

ANIMAL 18
This way.

(Animal leads Prince to Cinderella.  The Prince tries the slipper on Cinderella and it fits)

NARRATOR
The Prince tries the...

13) _____________________
slipper on Cinderella and it is a perfect fit.  

ALL
And they all lived happily ever after.

The End


End of School Year Classroom Games for Teachers to use with their Students

Here are some fun games and comedy scripts for teachers to use with their students at the end of the school year for some entertaining learning before summer vacation.

To get started, use these activities that an enjoyable way to start new actors Complete Improv Workshop or these basic Improv Games.

For more advanced actors, try Hamlet Improv! a fun way to expose yourself to Shakespeare.

Feel free to post more ideas in the comments below.  Have fun!


Friday, May 20, 2016

New Monologues and Short Plays from Freedrama May 2016

MONOLOGUES

"Empty Space" monologue for male or female written by Shiela Larson http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/02/empty-space-monologue-for-male-or.html 

“Down the Drain” Comedy Monologue for Male by D. M. Larson From the play “A Little Private Education” ISBN-13: 978-1532853111 http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/04/down-drain-comedy-monologue-for-male-by.html 

"It's Just Right" Comedy Monologue for Male by D. M. Larson From the play “A Little Private Education” ISBN-13: 978-1532853111 
http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/04/its-just-right-comedy-monologue-for.html 

"Why My Eyes?" dramatic monologue for male historical Civil War 
http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/04/why-my-eyes-dramatic-monologue-for-male.html 

"Simple, True, Honest Love" monologue for female from a published play adapted from the scene "Princess from Another Planet" that is in the published play "Between Good and Evil" ISBN-13: 978-1502982308 
http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/04/simple-true-honest-love-monologue-for.html 

"Part of the Great Spirit" by D. M. Larson from the published play "Why Don't They Care What Happens to the Earth?" Monologue ISBN-13: 9781533224668 http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/05/part-of-great-spirit-environmental.html 

"My Homeland is Ruined" by D. M. Larson From the published play "Why Don't They Care What Happens to the Earth?" page 5 ISBN-13: 9781533224668 http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/05/my-homeland-is-ruined-environmental.html 

"Mother Earth" (updated) from the published play "Why Don't They Care What Happens to the Earth?" (pages 3-4) ISBN-13: 9781533224668 http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/05/mother-earth-monologue-for-woman-from.html 

"Brainwashed Freaks" by D. M. Larson from the published play "Why Don't They Care What Happens to the Earth?" Adapted monologue from page 56 of the play ISBN-13: 9781533224668 http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/05/brainwashed-freaks-environmental-themed.html 

"She Always Sings for Me" by D. M. Larson From the published play "Why Don't They Care What Happens to the Earth?" page 9 ISBN-13: 9781533224668 http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/05/she-always-sings-for-me-environmental.html 





SHORT PLAYS

"Gone With The Flush" duologue for 2 males by D. M. Larson From the play “A Little Private Education” ISBN-13: 978-1532853111 
http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/04/gone-with-flush-duologue-for-2-males.html 

"Hey Baby Let's Polka" comedy scene for 2 actors ISBN-13: 978-1532853111 http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/03/hey-baby-lets-polka-comedy-scene-for-2.html

"Living in the Car" short romantic comedy for 2 actors (1 male 1 female) http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/03/living-in-car-short-romantic-comedy-for.html 

"Books and Bug Zapper" romantic comedy for 2 actors - 1 male 1 female http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/02/books-and-bug-zapper-romantic-comedy.html 

"The Perfect Redneck" comedy scene for 2 actors (1 male 1 female) http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-perfect-redneck-comedy-scene-for-2.html 

Actor Short Film Version of "Looks Get in the Way" http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/03/2-actor-short-film-version-of-looks-get.html 

"The Chile Pepper Chicks Webcast" short comedy film script for 2 female actors http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-chile-pepper-chicks-webcast-short.html 

"The Dead Ones" dramatic Civil War duologue for 2 male actors http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-dead-ones-dramatic-civil-war.html 

"Don't Sacrifice Yourself" environmental themed duologue for 2 actors Duologue page 42 ISBN-13: 9781533224668 
http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/05/dont-sacrifice-yourself-environmental.html 

"The Storm" is Shakespeare for Kids - modern retelling of Shakespeare’s the Tempest for 21st century children http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-storm-is-shakespeare-for-kids.html

Art by Shiela Larson

Thursday, May 19, 2016

"She Always Sings for Me" environmental themed monologue

"She Always Sings for Me"
by D. M. Larson
From the published play 
"Why Don't They Care What Happens to the Earth?"
page 9
ISBN-13: 9781533224668


SEAL
(Crying)
My mother wanted to send me away when she got sick. She said it was no longer safe. She pleaded with me to go, but I couldn't. Then, suddenly, she stopped talking. I tried to get her to speak, but she wouldn't. She wouldn't even sing to me anymore. She always sings to me. Always.


(Crying uncontrollably)

Why won’t she sing to me anymore?

END OF MONOLOGUE

For permission to use this play, contact doug@freedrama.net (please include the title "She Always Sings for Me" in your request).





"Brainwashed Freaks" environmental themed monologue

"Brainwashed Freaks"
by D. M. Larson
from the published play
"Why Don't They Care What Happens to the Earth?"
Adapted monologue from page 56 of the play
ISBN-13: 9781533224668

WOLF
Listen to me! All the animals are in cages. They can't move around and go where they want to. They're condemned to stay in a little space, made up to look like their homeland. The animals are fed a lot and they act happy, but it's not natural. They seem like toys for Men's amusement. They're even trained to do tricks for them. It's humiliating. It is! They've become a bunch of brainwashed freaks!

(Gun shot off L)

Men! They're getting closer! I thought I lost them. Go on without me. I'll lead them away so you can escape. Don't argue. Better me than all of us. Now, go! Get going!

I'll say hello to the Great Spirit for you.

(Rushes off L) 

Come on, Men! Show me what you're made of! 

END OF MONOLOGUE

For permission to use this play, contact doug@freedrama.net (please include the title "Brainwashed Freaks" in your request).




"Mother Earth" monologue for woman from a published play

"Mother Earth" from the published play 
"Why Don't They Care What Happens to the Earth?"
(pages 3-4)
ISBN-13: 9781533224668

In the beginning, my children loved me. They truly did. They would laugh and play, calling for me to join them in their fun; never forgetting me, never forgetting I'm the one who gave them life. We were all so happy, so free. They only asked for what they needed when they were young, and I asked for little in return. Then, as they grew older, they changed. They no longer seemed happy with their lives and began searching for more, wanting something else that I could not offer them. Nothing seemed good enough anymore. No longer did they cry out to me as they used to, wanting me to play their simple, gentle games. Did I neglect them? Did I do something to make them turn away? One dark night, they lost their innocence. They followed a new path and they left the old ways behind. No longer could I hold them and whisper lovingly into their ears. Those days were lost, never to be found again. I became a burden to them. I tried to change. I tried to give them what they wanted, but I guess I didn't understand. They no longer wanted what I had to offer them. They wanted more. So, they came back and took from within me, hurting me deeply, never letting my wounds heal. They never saw my pain. They just kept taking and taking. I'm so weak, now… I have little more to give. But, still they hurt me. I cry out in great sorrow, but I'm not heard! I plead with my children...Please, stop all this pain! Don't you love your mother anymore? Do you want to see her die?! I gave you, my children, a tree, but you chopped it down. I gave you a river, but you defiled it. I gave you the sky, but you blackened it with smoke from your never ceasing fires. Will nothing make you love me, again? I have given you my world, but you continue to destroy it. Have you forgotten your Mother Earth?


END OF MONOLOGUE

For permission to use this play, contact doug@freedrama.net (please include the title "Mother Earth" in your request).




Art by Shiela Larson http://kachumi.deviantart.com/

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

With $25,000 how should we improve Freedrama?

We are in the running for a grant from FedEx for $25,000 to improve our business.  We'd love your VOTES! and your ideas on how we can improve our online business.

What are some things you would like to see us add or change on Freedrama?

Here are some ideas:

1. Improve the look/design of the website?   (We know it looks very 90's - maybe we were going for retro!)

2. Add a Free Online Film School - our Free Acting School has been very popular so maybe we'll add a film school too and put our Emmy Award winning skills to good use :)

3. Hire actors to perform our scripts

4. Your ideas! 

Post your ideas below and please vote for us in the FedEx grant competition - You can vote DAILY!

http://smallbusinessgrant.fedex.com/Gallery/Detail/e09d13c7-3848-46f0-9153-17eef791d6c9