Group - Comedy, by Ken Bradbury, 2015
The world's greatest new cleaning product needs a spokesperson. A Shakespearean actor, a soap opera star and a completely inexperienced performer all audition for a TV commercial. Who will get the part?The number and gender of characters can be changed to accommodate available participants. Price is for a master script. Make as many copies as is required for your ensemble.
Duration7 - 10 minutes
- 2 Females, 2 Males
- 4 Males
- 1 Female, 3 Males
- 4 Females
- 3 Females, 1 Male
Product Id: #859
An excerpt …
(A scene for four actors of either gender: Kellen, Petit, Saxon, and Haven. Haven is the casting agent for a TV commercial firm. Kellen is a trained Shakespearean actor. Petit is a well-meaning but totally inexperienced young performer and Saxon comes from a brief and unsuccessful career in soap operas.)
(It’s the office Haven who sits working at his desk. Three chairs are lined up on the other side of the room.)
KELLEN: (entering) Excuse me?
KELLEN: Is this the casting agency?
HAVEN: According to the sign on the door. Have a seat. You here for the audition?
KELLEN: As a matter of fact I am. Perhaps you’d like to see my resume.
HAVEN: No. In show biz all that counts is what you can show me today. Just have a seat. (Kellen sits.)
KELLEN: It’s quite a good resume.
HAVEN: That’s nice.
KELLEN: You don’t want to even …
HAVEN: No. Just wait a moment.
PETIT: (entering) Hello?
HAVEN: Here for the audition?
HAVEN: Have a seat. I’ll be right with you.
HAVEN: A chair would be appropriate.
PETIT: (sitting) Of course. (to Kellen) You here for the tryout?
KELLEN: We call it “the audition.”
PETIT: Oh. (a long, uncomfortable pause, then) Same thing isn’t it?
KELLEN: It’s a matter of perspective.
PETIT: Gotcha. I think I’ll just try out … sounds easier.
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