20 Practice Scenes for Pairs for Drama Classroom

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Twenty, one-page scenes that can be acted out immediately!

Best suited for ages 12-18.

Here are enough short practice scenes for up to 40 students with no repeats!

Young actors often focus on line delivery rather than listening to their scene partner. These original one-page scripts are designed to help your older students learn to focus on their fellow actor and practice using natural-sounding dialogue. The scenes are self-contained (no play analysis needed), and there is plenty of room for interpretation and individual character development.

These scripts took several days to write. The author of Drama Notebook wracked her brain and scoured hundreds of writing prompts to create this fun, interesting collection. So, that means that you don’t have to! For about $1 you can have it, and your students will LOVE rehearsing and performing these scenes!

Included are:
  • Step-by-step instructions for a lesson in listening and responding.
  • Feedback questions for performances.
  • Four extra activities to try with the scripts.
  • Twenty, one-page scripts. Plus two bonus three-person scenes in case you have an odd number of students!

Watch a video of the practice scene, “The Audition” performed by Tysen Boyd here.

Another Example Scene: The Bargain

A: I’ll give you a dollar for it.

B: No way. I told you that it was twenty dollars.

A: But I only have a dollar.

B: You do realize that I’ve come all the way down here to sell this to you.

A: Yes.

B: And I told you up front that the price was twenty dollars.

A: Yes.

B: And you are offering me one dollar?

A: That is correct.

B: Why on earth would I sell this to you for a dollar?

A: Well, the way I see it, there are no other buyers.

B: I turned the other offers down because you told me that you would buy it for twenty dollars.

A: Right. So, they’re no longer in the picture. Now you have an item that no one else wants, which brings it down in value.

B: You’re crazy.

A: I’m doing you a favor by taking this basically worthless thing off your hands.

B: Let’s not waste each other’s time. I’ll give it to you for fifteen dollars and we’ll call it good.

A: I only have a dollar.

B: I’m outta here.

A: Wait. I’ll give you ten.

B: You just said you only had a dollar.

A: In this pocket. I have nine more in this other pocket.

B: Oh, for Pete’s sake. Just give me the ten dollars.

A: (Fumbles for money…while B hands over the item, which drops and breaks.) Uh oh.

B: Hand over the ten dollars.

A: Sorry. I don’t want it now.

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