Monday, September 25, 2017

"Take It Easy" monologue for male about a nervous guy and his not so helpful friend

"TAKE IT EASY"
monologue for male
by D. M. Larson

RANDY
You look nervous. You sure you’re okay? Just take it easy. Breathe. Breathe. That’s good. Don’t think about the crowd okay? Think about… uh… think about that pretty dancer out there. Isn’t she great? Maybe I can ask her to stand off to the side and you can just look at her instead of the audience.


Or imagine the crowd in their underwear. They say that works sometimes. Or imagine that dancer in her underwear. Sorry. I’ll stop talking about the dancer.


(long pause)


I wonder if she’s single.


Sorry, sorry. Okay, I’ll focus. What were talking about? Hey! Don’t be mad. Where are you going?! You can’t leave. You’re on next! Come back here!


END OF MONOLOGUE

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Acting Contest!


For this contest, share a link to a video you made performing a Freedrama script from http://www.freedrama.net or https://freedramaplays.blogspot.com. The title of the video must have the author (D. M. Larson or Shiela Larson) and the description of the video must have a link back to the script. For example, if you made a video of the monologue "Blood Type" then have the link: https://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2017/08/blood-type-comedy-monologue-from-play.html

Post your link in the YouTube video comments https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPxLpIxW6b4 and the best videos will win prizes including small cash awards and a chance to be an actor on our YouTube channel.

Do NOT include the text of the script in your video or description.

Post your questions in the comments below or email doug@freedrama.net

Thank you!



Saturday, September 16, 2017

"Girls of America, Beware!" monologue from the play "Dotty's New Show"

"Girls of America, Beware!" is a short monologue from the play “Dotty’s New Show” by D. M. Larson

Enjoy another comic book comedy play inspired by "Dizzy Dames" by Steven Rowe and Ogden Whitney (This is a public domain comic book available on http://comicbookplus.com/)

Here is an adapted short monologue from the play:

DOTTY
You asked me to be on your show and now you cast me aside. It’s Hollywood wolves like you that girls have to be careful of these days. You and your empty promises of fame and fortune. “Be on my television program! I’ll make you a star!” Promises! Promises! That’s all they are. Crazy? You're calling me crazy? There! That proves you’re a snake! Calling me crazy in front of millions of viewers! Pretending like you don’t know me, like you’ve never seen me before. Girls of America, beware! Remember this face! Don’t let his serpent tongue trick you as it did me!

END OF MONOLOGUE

Enjoy “Dotty’s New Show” by D. M. Larson

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

"Dotty's New Show" Part 1 comedy scene for 5 actors

“Dotty’s New Show” by D. M. Larson based on the comic book "Dizzy Dames" by Steven Rowe and Ogden Whitney (This is a public domain comic book available on http://comicbookplus.com/)


CAST OF CHARACTERS
(1 female, 1 male, 3 other - 5 total)


DOTTY: (female) Woman who dreams of being on television.


REPORTER: (male) TV reporter who interviews random people on the street.


CAMERA OPERATOR: Runs the camera (written for male but can be female)


DIGBY: One of the random people REPORTER tries to interview (written for male but can be female)


OFFICER: Police officer (can be played by male or female)


This is a companion scene that goes with “Our Big Break”


SCENE


(DOTTY is wearing her coat and has her purse and is walking up to a bus stop. A couple of men rush up to her. One has a reporter style television camera and the other has a microphone)


REPORTER: Pardon, Miss, but you’re on live television!


DOTTY: I thought this was a bus stop?


(REPORTER talks to the CAMERA OPERATOR who is recording)


REPORTER: Well, ladies and gentlemen, here we are again with “your man in the street” telecast, the program that brings you commentary by ordinary citizens on the vital questions of the day. Here’s a young lady waiting for a bus. I’ll see if I can ask her a few questions. Pardon, Miss, but would you like to be on television?


DOTTY: On television? Oh, I’d love to!


REPORTER: Fine! Step right here in front of our camera.


(DOTTY opens her purse and pulls out a little mirror)


DOTTY: I wonder if I’d look better with my hair up?  I should take this bow out of my hair.  And a little more lipstick.


REPORTER: Please, miss. That really isn’t necessary.


DOTTY: It certainly is. A girl has to look her best for her big break in television! My whole career might be riding on this. I can’t ruin my chances.


REPORTER: But this will only take a moment.


CAMERA OPERATOR: Forget it. The studio went to commercial. Let’s talk to someone else.


(They find DIGBY and stop him. DOTTY is still getting ready)


CAMERA OPERATOR (CONT.): We’re live in 3, 2, 1...


REPORTER: How do you do, sir? This is “your man in the street” telecast. May I ask your name?


(DOTTY jumps in front of REPORTER and DIGBY so the camera is focused on her)


DOTTY: Hi! My name is Dotty.


CAMERA OPERATOR: Hey, lady! You’re too close to the camera.


REPORTER: Excuse me, miss, but we’re interviewing this gentleman now.


DOTTY: You asked me to be on your show and now you cast me aside. It’s Hollywood wolves like you that girls have to be careful of these days. You and your empty promises of fame and fortune. “Be on my television program! I’ll make you a star!” Promises! Promises! That’s all they are.


REPORTER: Good grief, miss. Are you nuts? All I did…


DOTTY: There! That proves you’re a snake! Calling me crazy in front of millions of viewers! Pretending like you don’t know me, like you’ve never seen me before.


(REPORTER realizes CAMERA OPERATOR still has camera rolling)


REPORTER: Are we still live? Why didn’t you cut?


CAMERA OPERATOR: This is great stuff.

REPORTER: No, it’s not.


DOLLY: Now, you’re saying I’m a bad actress too.


REPORTER: No!


(DIGBY goes to DOLLY who is upset, over dramatic crying)


DIGBY: Are you okay, miss? Did this man do something to you?


(DOLLY is mad now and points at REPORTER)


DOLLY: Girls of America, beware! Remember this face! Don’t let his serpent tongue trick you as it did me!


DIGBY: He deserves a good thrashing. Let him have it, miss.

REPORTER: Cut the camera feed, you idiot! Someone please remove this woman!



"Dotty's New Show" Part 2 comedy play for 5 actors

PART 2
“Dotty’s New Show” by D. M. Larson based on the comic book "Dizzy Dames" by Steven Rowe and Ogden Whitney (This is a public domain comic book available on http://comicbookplus.com/)


(OFFICER arrives. CAMERA OPERATOR keeps camera recording)


OFFICER: What seems to be the trouble here?


DIGBY: This woman has been mistreated by this man over here.


REPORTER: What? No!


OFFICER: What did he do, ma’am?


DOTTY: I’m so upset. I can hardly speak.


(REPORTER starts to sneak away and OFFICER grabs him)


OFFICER: Come here you.


REPORTER: Let me go! She’s nuts!


(OFFICER turns to DIGBY)


OFFICER: Can you tell me what’s going on, sir?


DIGBY: I’m not sure exactly, but she seems quite upset about it.


OFFICER: Miss, you’re going to have to tell what this man did to you.


DOTTY: He… he… asked me to be on his television program, but refused to give me time to prepare myself, so he asked someone else instead.


(OFFICER pauses. DIGBY shrugs. DOTTY pouts. OFFICER lets go of REPORTER)


REPORTER: See, I told you she was nuttier than a walnut grove.


OFFICER: Maybe you better find another street to do your broadcast.


REPORTER: Good idea.


DOTTY: You mean you’re not going to arrest him?!


OFFICER: No!


DOTTY: At least make him put me on TV.


OFFICER: Well…


DIGBY: That seems fair, officer.


(OFFICER turns to REPORTER)


OFFICER: What do you say?


DIGBY: Give her a chance.


CAMERA OPERATOR: Studio says yes.


REPORTER: Fine. Step right over her, miss.


(DOTTY pulls out her makeup again. OFFICER and DIGBY give her a thumbs up and exit)


REPORTER: You look great. Let’s get started. Are you rolling?


CAMERA OPERATOR: I never stopped.


REPORTER: Great. Okay, then. This is your “Man on the Street” interviewing a young lady…


DOTTY: I’m Dotty! That’s Dot with a “t” “y.”


REPORTER: Sure… so here is your question.


DOTTY: I’m ready!


REPORTER: What do you think of the the government’s current tax structure?


DOTTY: I think it’s beautiful!


REPORTER: You think it’s beautiful?


DOTTY: Certainly! It’s one of the prettiest government buildings. Very old but very well maintained. A classic. Highly underrated.


REPORTER: Okay, whatever. Goodbye, miss.


DOTTY: Wait! That’s it?! Where’s my prize?


REPORTER: What prize?!


(DOTTY bursts into tears and cries loudly. OFFICER and DIGBY rush back)


OFFICER: What’s going on here?


DIGBY: What did this guy do to you this time?


OFFICER: I’m taking you in.


REPORTER: What? No! Wait!


(OFFICER grabs REPORTER and DOTTY takes his microphone)


DOTTY: Still rolling?


CAMERA OPERATOR: Of course.


DOTTY: Hello, America! This is your “Woman on the Street” reporting to you live. Let’s ask this fine gentleman the question of the day.


DIGBY: Oh, why, of course. Hello, America.


DOTTY: So, what do you think of my new show?


DIGBY: I love it!


DOTTY: You heard it here first, folks. He loves it.


(They all laugh. DOTTY points off stage and the CAMERA OPERATOR follows her)


END OF SCENE

BACK TO PART 1

OR


Read the companion scene: “Our Big Break



"Our Big Break" using old comics to write plays

This is a comedy script by D. M. Larson based on the comic book "Dizzy Dames" by Steven Rowe and Ogden Whitney (This is a public domain comic book available on http://comicbookplus.com/)

I'm writing a series of scenes based on old comic books. Below are the parts of the comic that inspired the script. A special thank you to comicbookplus.com, Steven Rowe and Ogden Whitney for making this possible.

PART 1


(DENISE works at a hat check window at a fancy club. FUSBY rushes up to her. He tips her a quarter)


FUSBY: My hat, young lady. And hurry, please.



DENISE: Wow, whole quarter tip. Thanks, big spender.


FUSBY: Come, come, Miss! I said I’m in a hurry!


(DENISE brings him a huge hat)


DENISE: Here you are, sir.


FUSBY: It’s about time!



(FUSBY puts it on but it’s way too big and covers half his head)


FUSBY (CONT.): This isn’t my hat!





DENISE: No, huh? Okay, try this one.


(DENISE gives him a really tiny one and puts it on his head)


FUSBY: Is this a joke?


DENISE: No, it’s a hat.


FUSBY: Well, it’s not mine!



(DENISE puts a fire fighter helmet on him)


DENISE: Maybe this one?


FUSBY: No!


DENISE: Then this must be it.


(DENISE puts another silly hat on him)



DENISE: This?


FUSBY: No!


DENISE: Okay, here you go.


(Another really silly hat. DOTTY enters. She is a waitress)


FUSBY: Stop it! What do I have to do to get my hat back?



DENISE: Tip better than a quarter next time.


(FUSBY hands over a large bill and DENISE gives him his hat. FUSBY leaves in a huff)

GO TO PART 2

or

Buy a low cost PDF of "Our Big Break" at https://sellfy.com/p/2kCo/

Sunday, September 10, 2017

"Our Big Break" Part 1 comedy script scene for 2 actors (1 male 1 female)

This is a comedy scene is for two actors (1 male and 1 female) from the script "Our Big Break" by D. M. Larson based on the comic book "Dizzy Dames" by Steven Rowe and Ogden Whitney (This is a public domain comic book available on http://comicbookplus.com/)

The entire script "Our Big Break" is for 6 actors (4 female 2 male) Buy a low cost PDF of "Our Big Break" at https://sellfy.com/p/2kCo/

PART 1


(DENISE works at a hat check window at a fancy club. FUSBY rushes up to her. He tips her a quarter)


FUSBY: My hat, young lady. And hurry, please.


DENISE: Wow, whole quarter tip. Thanks, big spender.


FUSBY: Come, come, Miss! I said I’m in a hurry!


(DENISE brings him a huge hat)


DENISE: Here you are, sir.


FUSBY: It’s about time!


(FUSBY puts it on but it’s way too big and covers half his head)


FUSBY (CONT.): This isn’t my hat!

DENISE: No, huh? Okay, try this one.


(DENISE gives him a really tiny one and puts it on his head)


FUSBY: Is this a joke?


DENISE: No, it’s a hat.


FUSBY: Well, it’s not mine!


(DENISE puts a fire fighter helmet on him)


DENISE: Maybe this one?


FUSBY: No!


DENISE: Then this must be it.


(DENISE puts another silly hat on him)


DENISE: This?


FUSBY: No!


DENISE: Okay, here you go.


(Another really silly hat. DOTTY enters. She is a waitress)


FUSBY: Stop it! What do I have to do to get my hat back?


DENISE: Tip better than a quarter next time.


(FUSBY hands over a large bill and DENISE gives him his hat. FUSBY leaves in a huff)

GO TO PART 2

or

See samples comic this script is based on (with the new script): https://freedramaplays.blogspot.com/2017/09/our-big-break-part-1-using-old-comics.html

or

Buy a low cost PDF of "Our Big Break" at https://sellfy.com/p/2kCo/