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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Free Scene For Student Actor Auditions!

Welcome to Theater is a Sport.  My name is Bobby Keniston, and I love writing plays, acting in plays, and talking about theater. Today, I wanted to offer you all a free scene to use for audition purposes, or for classroom exercises.  If you are a student or community theatre actor, feel free to use this brief excerpt with a partner for an audition or for a class involving scene work. 

This scene is for 1 male and 1 female.  It is from my play, Avoiding The Pitfalls of High School Dating, available from Eldridge Publishing.  You can order a copy or license a production by CLICKING HERE

So, here goes (Note--- Lucky is written as male, Starry as female):

AVOIDING THE PITFALLS OF HIGH SCHOOL DATING

By Bobby Keniston
(Excerpt may be used royalty free for auditions.)

(In this mini-scene, LUCKY DAYE and STARRY KNIGHT,
charismatic characters dressed in flashy clothes, are on
stage and address the audience directly, as though talking to
a live studio audience. They are both “dating experts,” and
are plugging their new system about avoiding the pitfalls of
high school dating.)

STARRY: Dating isn’t easy.

LUCKY: That’s right. And neither is high school.

STARRY: So imagine how hard it can be to combine the
two!
 LUCKY: And yet, high school dating is perhaps the most
important time in one’s life to develop socially.
 

STARRY: Yes! High school dating is the training grounds for
building successful, adult relationships in years to come.
 

LUCKY: And while I don’t have any (Makes “air quotes” with
fingers.) “statistics” or any actual (Once again.) “scientific
proof,” I think it’s safe to say that if you don’t master the art
of high school dating, you will probably never get married
and most likely wind up dying alone.
 

STARRY: That’s right, Lucky. With an unhealthy number of
cats and ceramic figurines, I might add.
 

LUCKY: But if you’re in high school and have never been on
a date, don’t despair! Help is on the way!
 

STARRY: Tonight, Lucky and I are going to teach you the
ins and outs of navigating the rough waters of teenage
relationships with our amazing new system…
 

LUCKY AND STARRY: “Avoiding the Pitfalls of High School
Dating!” (Encourage audience to applaud.)

LUCKY: If you follow our FIVE simple rules, you will be well
on your way to landing the girl or guy of your dreams.
 

STARRY: And best of all, you’ll be doing so in a safe and
responsible manner.

LUCKY: That’s very important.

STARRY: I know, Lucky. That’s why I said it.

LUCKY: Ha-ha. Right. (Beat.) Once you master these easy-to-
follow rules, you will understand what it means to be
popular…
STARRY: Confident…

LUCKY: Attractive…

STARRY: Well-liked. And oh-so…

LUCKY and STARRY: Dateable!

LUCKY: Even if you have never been on a date in your life,
you will find success with our program! It’s so simple…

LUCKY and STARRY: Even a child could do it!!!

(Pause.)

STARRY: Not that children should be dating.

LUCKY: Of course not!

STARRY: Wait until high school, kids!

LUCKY: That goes without saying.

STARRY: Not according to our lawyers, Lucky.

LUCKY: Right. (Slight pause. Big smile.) Well, let’s get
started, shall we? Who would like to see a demonstration
of our program in action?
 

From: Avoiding the Pitfalls of High School Dating - By Bobby
Keniston

Published by: Eldridge Publishing Co.
 
http://www.histage.com/playdetails.asp?PID=2533

All right, hope you enjoyed this free scene, and have fun with it.  Please feel free to order the whole play if you're of the mind, and have a wonderful day.

Until next time, please remember--- theater is a sport.

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