The Good Samaritan

good-samaritan

A short comedy about carrying out a murder fantasy. 9 min read. A note on performance: while I have written one or two characters in specific genders, the only gender that is fixed is that of the victim’s mother. All other genders can be changed depending on the cast available. But please, no crossdressing for …

The emigration department

Satirical coat of arms for South Sudan

A short comedy about racism and police brutality. 9 min read. South Sudan Department of Emigration. A young man is waiting in line to receive his emigration visa. Finally, it is his turn, and he approaches the clerk. CLERK: Name? DAVID: David Halim. The clerk shuffles through some papers. CLERK: (muttering to himself) David Halim, David …

Despacito from the other side

Despacito cartoon

The awesome power of this music video is best appreciated with the sound off. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJQP7kiw5Fk Important note: the events in this sketch are not the fault of any of the characters. Behind every stupid music video is a stupid director. SCENE ONE A young, beautiful, scantily-dressed woman is walking through a small Puerto Rican village, …

What we say when we experience racism second-hand

A group of actors are preparing to read from scripts. FIRST ACTOR So, then he said sorry but he couldn’t help me and that I needed to go to the other office, where I’d already told him I’d been, but he just said I had to go back there again. THIRD ACTOR No, you’re wrong. …

A history lesson from the future

A short drama about how history repeats itself. 5 min read. The year 3000 A.D. A middle school history class TEACHER: Today I want to talk about borders. Believe it or not, for a brief period of human history, people actually used to block off enormous sections of land mass to prevent people from outside getting …

The Killer

the-killer

A short comedy about being assassinated. 8 min read. A man walks into his apartment to find another man sitting in his armchair, holding a gun. KILLER: I’ve been waiting for you. The man says nothing. KILLER: I’ve been really, really waiting for you. Seriously. Where have you been? MAN: What? KILLER: Where have you …