“The Monster” – Suspense, Thriller
You’re gonna be lookin over your shoulders with this one!
When you have only five minutes to capture and tell a story, it’s extremely hard to pull off a thriller. But it gives me great pride to say I pulled it off beautifully with this one. “The Monster” is by far my favorite drama sketch in which I actually performed the part of the prisoner in front of a live audience. The sketch shows an interview conducted by a court ordered psychiatrist to see if the criminally accused is legally insane. In the end, the doctor is put on edge as she encounters the likes of something she’s never seen before.
“The Dr. Tobias Show – Domestic Abuse” – Comedy
The Dr. Tobias is a character I wrote to pick on talk show hosts who don’t know how to control their show. I originally meant for this to be just one of several Dr. Tobias’ skits, but then I quit the acting class. This particular skit was written to parody the drama around Tiger Wood and his wife attacking him. So you have 3 main players for this sketch. A husband, a wife, and the clueless, highly animated Dr. Tobias. The studio audience is played by the audience of your acting class.The husband is on the show seeking help on how to deal with his abusive wife. But when Dr. Tobias allows the wife onto the set…things escalate quickly.
Sketch contains a mild amount of obscene language
The following are screenplays I wrote in the early half of 2010 to cover short 5 minute acting sketches. You see, back then I was involved in the “Artists in Action” Acting Class down in Clearwater, Florida. Every week, the class would meet and perform 5-minute sketches in front of the class for the teacher, John Parsonson, to critique and coach us along the way.
The screenplays are written specifically to be a challenge to the actors who portray the characters. I can’t stand actors and actresses who get comfortable with a role that they think will make them “look good”. So I wrote specifically to put the main character out of a comfort zone. If you’re an actor or part of an acting class and you’re interested in acting out one of the sketches. Feel free to click on the PDF link and print it out. Tis my pleasure and good luck. Hahahaha!