Thursday, October 22, 2015

Crowdfunding How to Start a Part Time Posse funny sketch comedy for 2 actors

Crowdfunding
(How to Start a Part Time Posse)
by D. M. Larson

from the published play
"Control the Future"
ISBN-13: 978-1540666581

SCENE

(A customer, PAT approaches JULES who is a salesperson at a marketing firm)


PAT
I’d like to buy myself a crowd. 



JULES
What? 



PAT
I’d like to buy a crowd… I heard you handle crowdfunding and I need a crowd. You know… like a posse? 



JULES
That’s not exactly what crowdfunding is. 



PAT
I want to look important and if I have a crowd following me around, that will make everything think there’s something special about me. 



JULES
I’m afraid that’s not exactly what we do. 



PAT
When you’re growing up, everyone tells you that you’re special. Your parents, your teachers, your parole officer.... 



JULES
Parole officer? Um… maybe I should call someone. 



PAT
Yes, call together my team… team Pat. Or maybe I should pick something more dramatic like Team Washington. Makes me sound like I’m a politician or something. 



JULES
Are you a politician? 



PAT
No, but I need that crowd. You going to help me? 



JULES
Well… would these people be your employees? Or would they be a part time posse? 



PAT
Part time would work… I’d just like them around at certain key times like school reunions, family gatherings and court dates… I need someone to cheer me on… I need someone who has my back. I need to be supported. I want to feel like I’m important and that I matter. 



JULES
Actually, I think that’s what most people want. 



PAT
Then maybe this is the start of new business… or a revolution! We could rent out the part time posse to other people with low self-esteem like me and help build them up. That will give them a nice little boost at key times in their lives. 



JULES
Okay, I see what you’re saying. I’m starting to dig this. 



PAT
So what do you say? You going to help me fund my crowd? 



JULES
Well… I am in this band and we play every Friday night and not many people come. If I could rent them every Friday... 



PAT
There you go… crowd... funded. Part time posse plan in motion. 



JULES
You just need to fill out this online form. 



PAT
Online? 



JULES
On your computer. 



PAT
I don’t have one. 



JULES
Do you have a smart phone? 



PAT
I don’t trust smart gadgets. 



JULES
That explains why you didn’t know about crowdfunding. I’ll help with the online form then… any other questions before we get started? 



PAT
Yeah… I’m curious about those news programs that you can talk to… where you can become the friends of the newscasters? I really like the morning news team on channel 13. I’d love to socialize with them. 



JULES
I’m not sure I’ve heard of that. 



PAT
You know… social media. 



JULES
Oh! Well… um.... let’s tackle your crowdfunding first. Then we’ll… um… figure out the next one. 



PAT
Then you gotta tell me how to keep people from googling me. That sounds creepy. 



JULES
All in good time my friend. All in good time. 


END OF SCENE

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



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