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 …