Thursday, September 18, 2014

Announcing the Winner and Top 5 Actors from Summer Voice Acting Contest

Freedrama.net Summer Acting Contest Winner and Top 5!

1. "I Need Detention" by Scott Watson (WINNER)

2. "Wishing" by Nila

3. "Much Madness" by Maria Heatherbee

4. "Funny Little Fussy Face" by Allison Aoun

5. "Ready to Rock" by Jonathan Stoney (tie)

5. "Wishing" by Rebecca Gayle (tie)

Hear Scott Watson's winning monologue:

Stay tuned at http://www.freedrama.net/voiceact.html for a new contest coming soon and a chance at $100!!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"Death by Dollars" comedy monologue about a guy who is super sized (scene for male actor)

Free humorous monologue for male actor from upcoming play

This monologue is free to use in the classroom, workshop, audition or competition. Please ask for permission from doug@freedrama.net before using this monologue.  Include the name of the monologue "Death by Dollars" in the request.


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"Death by Dollars" by D. M. Larson

Randy

Do you ever get winded putting on your shoes? That's me.. I do. I'm fatty McFat Fat. 
I got super sized at Mickey D's, crowned at BK and supremed at the Bell. I am the all American consumer, consumed by convenience.


I blame them... I do... They make it too easy... And cheap.  That's me. Cheap and easy.  I am a dollar menu fanatic.  I will eat anything for a buck.  That's my motto.

But is it death by dollars? I wonder if the dollar menus are killing me?

But who can afford to eat right? I went in to one of them healthy places once.  The cheapest thing in there was a grilled cheese sandwich and they wanted $5 for it!  $5 for a grilled cheese!  

Maybe I could make super healthy pb and j's and sell them outside them ripoff restaurants... 


(calling out to invisible customers)

Gourmet super healthy pbj for $4!

And that $4 would get me a dollar menu feast.... Spicy chicken burger... fries... ice cold cola... and some pie.  Dollar menu heaven.  

I'm getting kind of hungry.  Gonna get me a spicy chicken sandwich while they last.

 
(Starts to rush but gets winded and grabs chest)  


If yesterday's $1 nuggets don't do me in on the way there.


END OF SCENE

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Elementary school age lesson plans using Improv Theatre Games on the topic of the library

Here are some fun lesson ideas for teaching about the school library and books from a teacher (thanks Irma!):

Grade 1 (2 classes)
Attitude Scene—I had students act out different scenarios in school. For each scenario, I had two students acting it out, each one acting with a different emotion. Scenes included playing on the outside playground toys—one acted it out happy, one acted it out as clumsy; taking a quiz-one sad, one mad;

Grade 1/2 Combo & 2nd grade (3 classes)
When the Librarian is Away—Students are given a card with a picture of an item on it—either a musical instrument, transportation, or animal. Then they line up on “bookshelves” by one of the three categories. (Students form 3 lines—one for each, pretending each line is a bookshelf) While the librarian is present, the “books” stand on their shelves. When the librarian leaves, the “books” magically come to life, interacting and making the noise of whatever “book” they are—animal sounds, musical instruments, or transportation. When the librarian returns in the “morning”, she discovers that the books are no longer on the right shelves and must take the time to put them back on the proper shelves. The students took turns being the librarian. This is a lesson on how the library is organized.

Grade 3 (2 classes)
Scenes from a Hat: Students acted out different library scenarios—one student would act out the scene doing it correctly and another student would act it out incorrectly. The rest of the class would guess what was being acted out. I was pleasantly surprised that the class was able to guess correctly each time.

Grade 4 (3 classes)

The Story—Students were given index cards with famous people, places or things written on it. They told a Round Robin continuous story, using their index cards to tell the story. The three classes are on three separate days. I know this was successful because when I had the third class came into the library asking if they were going to get to do the “card game” because the other two classes had told them about it and they were looking forward to their turn! We had Johnny Depp putting his lunch tray in the library return basket and Mandy Moore reading her books on Mars.  

Saturday, September 13, 2014

"Deadly Fighting Princess" short scene for 2 actors featuring Cinderella and the Big Bad Wolf (kid or child performers classroom or workshop script)

"Deadly Fighting Princess" SHORT SCENE FOR 2 ACTORS FROM "Holka Polka" (featuring Cinderella and the Big Bad Wolf)

Please contact doug@freedrama.net for permission before using and include the title "Deadly Fighting Princess" in your request.

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CINDY
I just assumed a witch put the Prince to sleep. They didn't?

WOLF
No, they didn't.  That's a misconfection.

CINDY
A what?

WOLF
When someone thinks you're one way, but you're not.

CINDY
I know what that's like. Everyone think princesses are pretty and happy and fragile. But I'm not.

WOLF
You are pretty, Cindy. Really.

CINDY
See. And you probably think I'm happy too, but I'm not. I'm downright depressed.

WOLF
Need a scratch behind the ear?

(WOLF scratches behind her ear and she thumps her foot)

CINDY
Hey, that does help.

WOLF
I have to admit, you do look a bit fragile though.

CINDY
See... everyone looks at me and sees a delicate flower, when in reality, I'm a deadly fighting machine ready to strike.

WOLF
(Snickers)
Really?

(CINDY does some karate moves and grabs WOLF by the arm and spins him to the floor in a heap)

BRENDA
Are you okay?

WOLF
Mommy.

CINDY
I'm so sorry.

WOLF
No, I'm fine.

CINDY
You sure?

WOLF
Sure, sure. I just need a moment to get the feeling back in my body.

CINDY
I don't know my own strength.

END OF SCENE

Read the entire play "Holka Polka" at:
http://freedrama.net/polka2.html

Three actor version: http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/09/deadly-fighting-princess-short-scene.html

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free scene for kid child actor classroom workshop 2 or 3 actors



"Deadly Fighting Princess" short scene for 3 actors for classroom or workshop (child children kids)

"Deadly Fighting Princess" SHORT SCENE FOR 3 ACTORS FROM "Holka Polka" (featuring Cinderella and the Big Bad Wolf)

Please contact doug@freedrama.net for permission before using and include the title "Deadly Fighting Princess" in your request.

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CINDY
I just assumed a witch put the Prince to sleep. They didn't?

BRENDA
No, we didn't.

WOLF
That's a misconfection.

CINDY
A what?

WOLF
When someone thinks you're one way, but you're not.

CINDY
I know what that's like. Everyone think princesses are pretty and happy and fragile. But I'm not.

BRENDA
You are pretty, Cindy. Really.

CINDY
See. And you probably think I'm happy too, but I'm not. I'm downright depressed.

WOLF
Need a scratch behind the ear?

(WOLF scratches behind her ear and she thumps her foot)

CINDY
Hey, that does help.

WOLF
I have to admit, you do look a bit fragile though.

CINDY
See... everyone looks at me and sees a delicate flower, when in reality, I'm a deadly fighting machine ready to strike.

WOLF
(Snickers)
Really?

(CINDY does some karate moves and grabs WOLF by the arm and spins him to the floor in a heap)

BRENDA
Are you okay?

WOLF
Mommy.

CINDY
I'm so sorry.

WOLF
No, I'm fine.

CINDY
You sure?

WOLF
Sure, sure. I just need a moment to get the feeling back in my body.

CINDY
I don't know my own strength.

END OF SCENE

Read the entire play "Holka Polka" at:

free scene for kid child actor classroom workshop 2 or 3 actors




Newest free monologues (male female modern contemporary drama comedy)

Here are the latest and greatest monologues (new and free) from Freedrama.net (ranked in order of popularity):

"Kill First, Gloat Later" - Male or Female - Comedy
http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/09/kill-first-gloat-later-free-comedy.html

"Staying Power" - Female
http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/08/staying-power-from-to-be-star.html

"Mauled" - Male - Comedy
http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/08/mauled-free-monologue-for-male-from-to.html

"Growing Up is Hard to Do" - Male - Comedy - Teen - Kid
http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/09/growing-up-is-hard-to-do-comedy.html

"Ready to be Shaped" - Male or Female
http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/09/ready-to-be-shaped-free-monologue-for.html

"Blessing in Disguise" - Female - Comedy
http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/09/blessing-in-disguise-free-comedy.html

"I Can't Stop" - Female - Dramatic - from Published Play http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/09/i-cant-stop-female-dramatic-monologue.html

"Super Mess" - Male or Female
http://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2014/09/super-mess-free-monologue-for-male-or.html

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

"I Can't Stop" female dramatic monologue from a published play "Flowers in the Desert"

This free 3-5 minute long monologue is an excellent piece for showing the range of an actress.

Please contact doug@freedrama.net for permission to use this monologue and include the title "I Can't Stop" in the request.

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"I CAN'T STOP" by D. M. Larson



SAM

Homeless kids aren't homeless because they want to be. Homeless kids are usually ones that aren't wanted. Either their parents died or they left them. Oh, sure there's foster homes but they don't really want you either. If they did, why would they keep getting rid of me?

I didn't always have a home. I lived on the streets a little while. And surprise, there were lots of kids there with me. People never thought we were homeless even though we weren't dressed nice. Kids never dress nice anyway. And sometimes we'd even get a five finger discount on something nice from a store. That's how I got caught. I hadn't been out there very long when they got me. Some kids are out there forever. They learn how to survive. I didn't.

They gave me a choice. Come here to the Happy Rancher or go to jail. Sarge even came down to visit with me.

(Softens)

He told me about the Happy Rancher and despite the stupid name it sounded kinda cool. And he did something most people never did for me. He asked me what I wanted. He really wanted to know what he could help me do for myself. I just broke down and cried. It seemed like I cried forever.

I'd finally found someone who cared.

(Realizes she's just spilled her guts to a stranger and makes a total turn around)

Oh, man, what am I saying. You must think I'm a total dork.

(Laughs)

Real sob story, huh? 

(Sam laugh turns to a cry... starts crying)

I guess that's why I'm crying. Such a sad pathetic story.

(Sadness slowly turns to anger)


That's me .  Sad and pathetic. I have been most of my life... Until now.  I finally had something good. But then I had to go and destroy it.

I've ruined everything with Sarge. 

(Angry)

How could I be so stupid?!

Why do I always do this? Why do I always mess things up.


(Pause)


I get something good then I ruin it.


(Kicks something handy)


I always have to go and spoil things for people. I just try to have a little fun... but... I don't know when to stop. I keep playing... like a little kid who tells a funny joke over and over. They keep saying it 'cause it was funny once so it should be funny a bunch of times. Then when it's not funny any more, they don't know how to quit. They keep trying, hoping it will still be funny. They keep on joking until someone gets mad and... hurts you.


(Pause)


I'm always playing games. I can't stop.


(She has trouble speaking)


I... can't... stop.


(SAM gains control again)


I always hurt someone. My daddy left because of me.


(Sees reaction)


He did. I found a letter he wrote my mama. He said he didn't want to be tied down by a kid.


(Chokes)


Mama said it was for the best.


(Sad)


But I ran Mama off too. She had better things to do than to sit around playing my games.


(Looks at house)


And I'm still playing my little games. I should have listened to you. You got a good head. You stopped playing games when you were two or three I bet. Adults always like you... Me? I get 'em to like to hate me. Get 'em so worked up they want nothing but to have me gone.


You gotta admit, I do it well.


(Sits. Trying to control her crying)


I'm sure you've got better things to do than listen to me.


(SAM looks away)


I wanna be alone okay? Please ... Go. Run far away... Like everyone else.


END OF SCENE

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