Art Talk – comedy skits for three actors


comedy skits for three

Two pretentious art aficionados meet in a gallery that is exhibiting monochrome paintings by a famous Spanish artist. Naturally they try to impress each other with their art knowledge, smug in the knowledge that they know exactly what to say to impress each other. They are interrupted by “Smith,” an ordinary Joe, who points out that the painting is actually painted with red paint, but that he likes them anyway and that the the red painting is nicer than the green and blue ones. What to do when your pretentious bubble is burst…

Art Talk is one of a series of short plays collectively known as “Ugly Art.”

ENGLAND – Mouthpiece Theatre
Ugly Art 2005
Ugly Art as Red Wine & Canvas 2008

Deer Park High School, NY, USA – 2017
East Central University, OK, USA – 2018

The Old Nick theatre, Gainsborough, UK – 2019
Nirak Films, Warwichshire, UK – 2020
Running Reel, Jakarta, Indonesia – 2021
Micro Theatre on Broadway, PA, USA – 2023

Read about playwright Terry Roeche. Award winning comedy plays by Terry Roeche.


Redditch Advertiser, Worcesterhire, England
Produced by Mouthpiece Theatre, Worcestershire, England 2004
“Putting on a theatre performance is always a risky business. You don’t know whether the audience will turn off he telly and risk the chance of a waster evening. Mouthpiece Productions remedies this by taking theatre to the people. And if has certainly deliver the goods with its latest festival offering – Ugly Art… The show was a treat – a performance of this quality is worth traveling to watch. The show was light accessible and above all, very entertaining.

Sumter Item, Sumter, South Carolina
Produced by Urban Theater of Sumter 2004
“Three large canvases (blue, yellow and green) one bench and a small table displaying several wine glasses set the stage for “Ugly Art,” written by last year’s South Carolina playwright’s winner Terry Roueche… The play itself is sophisticated dialogue, evoking laughter through seven vignettes that explore a variety of topics – marriage, control, snobbery, fidelity and artistic talk…

Author: Terry Roeche

Type: One act plays – comedy skit

Genre: Comedy skits for three actors

Cast: Three 2M 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult, any age as long as they can be pretentious

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 7 minutes

Set: Black box set, 1 single red painting

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – very tongue in cheek – verbose

Read a Sample of the Script

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Copyright June 2014 Terry Roeche and Off The Wall Play Publishers

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