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play of the week #3

Ginny: No no I can’t date Craig, nope…

Dan: Why not – things were going ok I thought…

Ginny: No yeah but we were on the subway and he pulled out one of those word search puzzle books- apparently he does them all the time…how can I date someone who still does word searches, you know?

Dan: Wait, what??

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So what’s next folks?  Keep the play alive!

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play of the week #2 (final)

“Opening Up”

Josh and Colin stand over a closed casket in a funeral home, filled sparsely with old people, children playing nintendo, mothers wrapping up leftovers, etc…

COLIN starts to open the casket, but JOSH quickly grabs his arm.

Josh: Not the best idea.

Colin: Why?

Josh: It’s messy.

Colin: Which part exactly do you mean by ‘it’s messy? ‘ Like the blown off head part or the death in general part? Just curious.

GERRY enters, plugging in a boombox.

Gerry: Joshy, which knob says volume?

Colin looks at Josh confused.

Josh: What? That’s just Gerry my cousin from Toledo. (whispering) He’s blind.

Gerry: (loudly) HEY JOSHY…

Josh: Coming Gerry, one sec. (to COLIN) Dude, write a poem or something, just, keep away from the box, please.

JOSH goes over to help his blind cousin.

COLIN opens the casket. Women scream. Some old man says, “Holy the Christ!” and there’s just basic pandemonium.

Gerry: (to a white-faced JOSH) Yikes. Is Tina Turner here or somethin’ Joshy?

The End.

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play of the week #2

Josh and Colin stand over a closed casket in a funeral home, filled sparsely with old people, children playing nintendo, mothers wrapping up leftovers, etc…

COLIN starts to open the casket, but JOSH quickly grabs his arm.

Josh: Not the best idea.

Colin: Why?

Josh: It’s messy.

Colin: Which part exactly do you mean by it’s messy? Like the blown off head part or the death in general part? Just curious.
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So what happens next? Have fun, there are no wrong answers, woooo….

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play of the week #1 (final)

“The Accident on My Hands”

Francine: Ok Miffy, just, cool down there, I mean, there’s surgery, there’s always that, but there’s also, um, life beyond the whole this here and now, you know what I mean?

Miffy: How can you say cool down? I look like a used condom!

Francine: You do not. Listen, don’t freak: it’s just a growth! That’s how hands started! Why go to the doctor?

Miffy: Jesus Christ, France. I have knapsack hands!

Francine: Knapsacks that can’t hold anything… though.

Miffy: Very profound. Thank you.

Francine: Sorry, I just – I’m trying to be accurate here. I’d say they’re more like mittens gone awry.

Miffy: France, don’t be mean. Don’t be mean right now. I need you to get me to … to get me to … I don’t know. Oh God. I can’t even pray.

Francine: Oh Miffy…you don’t need hands to pray…just faith.

They hug.

THE END

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play of the week #1 (so far…)

So here’s what we have so far, it’s crazy-town, for sure…

Francine: Ok Miffy, just, cool down there, I mean, there’s surgery, there’s always that, but there’s also, um, life beyond the whole this here and now, you know what I mean?

Miffy: How can you say cool down? I look like a used condom

Francine: You do not. Listen, don’t freak: it’s just a growth! That’s how hands started! Why go to the doctor?

Miffy: Jesus Christ, France. I have knapsack hands!

Francine: Knapsacks that can’t hold anything… though.

Miffy: Very profound. Thank you.

Francine: Sorry, I just – I’m trying to accurate here. I’d say they’re more like mittens gone awry.

Miffy: France, don’t be mean. Don’t be mean right now. I need you to get me to … to get me to … I don’t know. Oh God. I can’t even pray.

Wow. So keep adding if you feel the urge – and remember, new characters can show up, you can simply add a stage direction (Miffy bites her lip a little too hard) or even start a new scene – you get the idea. woo!!!

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play of the week #1

This may be lame, but let’s try it perhaps. I’ll, each week, or maybe just this week if it doesn’t go well, start off with some character saying a line, or maybe a stage direction, or a location if it’s a screenplay, and you reply with the next line – and then I’ll post the one that seems to fit or I like, and we’ll add onto that one- and so on – so by the end of each week, we’ll have something?? and if you’re shy and don’t want to go public with your next line, you can email me, see email on the right sidebar…

So here’s the first line:

Francine: Ok Miffy, just, cool down there, I mean, there’s surgery, there’s always that, but there’s also, um, life beyond the whole this here and now, you know what I mean?

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Ok, get crackin’ – reply with what Miffy says or does or what happens next, if this is something you want to do. Wooo!

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