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Wilson – one act duologue

one act duologue

one act duologue

WILSON – ONE ACT DUOLOGUE

In this one act duologue for 1M and 1F, a man and a woman meet in an art gallery. Both teach at the same school and both share a common enemy, the new teacher, ‘Wilson.’ As they converse about the painting, the conversation turns to how much they both dislike Wilson. The conversation takes a sinister but erotically charged turn as they talk about what they’d like to do to him and another teacher at the school.

An interesting piece that can be played as either a straight slightly eerie drama, or as a dark comedy, depending on the director’s discretion. This one act duologue is one of the plays from the award winning ‘Ugly Art’ series of short one act plays.

WILSON
… was one of 10 plays selected for the 1999 Vortex Theatre Ten-Minute Play Festival, Albuquerque, NM.
… was one of 4 plays selected for the 1999 Living Art Play Festival, Charlotte, NC.
… was selected for the 1999 Theatre Charlotte (Charlotte, NC) One-Act Series.

Read about award winning playwright Terry Roeche. Other plays by Terry Roeche.

Author: Terry Roeche

Type: One act duologue

Genre: Drama or comedy

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: Both older in their fifties

Suitable for: PG 12 – suggestion of violence

Length: 15-20 minutes

Set: Blank stage or a single red painting on the stage.

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – depending on discretion can be played as either dark comedy or drama

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Cost is $6 for this previously staged play

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Wilson

Copyright © June 2015 Terry Roeche and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other duologues that we stock:

Believe – ten minute play script about psychic powers
Lies you can’t make up – playscript about JFK
My child – drama about a baby and unwanted teen pregnancy

Rhetorical – one act couple drama

one act couple drama

RHETORICAL – ONE ACT COUPLE DRAMA

In this one act couple drama, which is part of the well reviewed ‘Ugly Art’ series by Terry Roeche, a married couple is at an art gallery, viewing a red painting. They have not been as close to each other recently, and despite the fact that they are out together, both have concerns about their marriage and whether or not ‘It’s over.’

UGLY ART is a series of related scenes that take place before an imaginary red painting during an art gallery opening. The art is from monochromatic painter Barnard Surio.

The characters interpret the red painting, how they see the painting reflect who they are as people; loving, hopeful, hateful, jaded and so on …

Redditch Advertiser, Worcesterhire, England

Produce 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.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

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

CROATIA – Dreamscape Theatre (UK)
Red Wine & Canvas 2009

CANADA – Dreamscape Theatre (UK)
Red Wine & Canvas 2009 Edmonton Fringe Festival

Author: Terry Roeche

Genre: One act couple drama

Type: One act play

Length: Ten minutes

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: 30-30 year old adults.

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Black box set with a red painting either hanging on the wall or on an easel.

Level of difficulty: 6/10 – the script flows easily

Read a Sample of the Script




Cost is $8.00 for this previously produced and reviewed digital script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Rhetorical

Copyright © Terry Roeche and Off The wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other dramas for two actors:

Lies you can’t make up – a drama about JFK
My child – a short drama about an unwanted baby
Stag – full length drama for two M

 

Ugly art – One Act Romantic plays

one act romantic plays

UGLY ART – ONE ACT ROMANTIC PLAYS

Set in an art gallery, ‘Ugly Art” explores the relationship between a man and a woman. When an ex boyfriend of Rebecca’s calls out of the blue and leaves a message to meet him at an art exhibition, her curiosity is piqued and she goes along, taking her husband, Michael with her. The painting of a dancing woman and her revelations about her previous relationship bring into context how Michael and Rebecca feel about each other and where their relationship is going.

Read about award winning playwright Terry Roeche. Other two handers by Terry Roeche

Reviews

Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Canada
Edmonton Fringe Festival 2009
Produced by Dreamscape Theatre, UK
Melfort Amateur Dramatics – SK, Canada – 2018

5 out of 5 Stars

Art is a subjective creature. One gallery patron sees a monochromatic masterpiece; another sees nothing more than red paint… Back and forth goes the dialogue like a piping hot potato, keeping our attention for the full 75 minutes… It’s a hoot, but perhaps it’s because we catch a glimpse of ourselves in each couple that Red Wine & Canvas resonates so strongly.

The State Newspaper names Ugly Art Best of 2001 in South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Produced by Chapin Community Theatre 2001

“It ran for only three says, but “Ugly Art,” at Chapin Community Theatre, was a thought-provoking, moving, and occasionally funny series of playlets set in an art gallery filled with monochromatic paintings… “

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…

Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolina
Produced by BareBones Theatre 2000

“What a surprise to walk into “Ugly Art” the season-closer by the Barebones Theatre Group, and find it fresh and funny… One-acts plus monologue last a crisp 90 minutes…

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

CROATIA – Dreamscape Theatre (UK)
CANADA – Dreamscape Theatre (UK)
LOS ANGELES – Drama West

Author: Terry Roeche

Genre: One act romantic plays

Type: One act play

Cast: 1M 1F

Ages of the actors: Adult any age

Suitable for: All ages

Length: 15 – 20 minutes

Set: Black box theatre. A square red painting on an easel or on the wall.

Level of difficulty: A conversational piece with movement 6/10

Read a Sample of the Script




Cost $10 for this award winning previously produced play

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Ugly Art

Copyright © December 2014 Terry Roeche and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other one act romances:

Naked – a one act romantic comedy about the pitfalls of internet dating
The Window – one act about marriage – and a window
Aracanum – one act play about friends and love

The Associate – short drama scripts for two actors

short drama scripts for two actors

THE ASSOCIATE – SHORT DRAMA SCRIPTS FOR TWO ACTORS

In this drama piece for two adult actors, 1M 1F, set at the opening of an exhibition of a painting at an art gallery, a couple discuss their relationship and how easily infidelity can happen. Their relationship is likened to the red painting that is being exhibited behind the actors.

Read about playwright Terry Roeche. Other short plays by Terry.

REVIEWS

The associate is one of the pieces from a series collectively known as Ugly Art.

Edmonton Journal, Edmonton, Canada
Edmonton Fringe Festival 2009
Produced by Dreamscape Theatre, UK
Melfort Amateur Dramatics, SK, Canada – 2018

5 out of 5 Stars
“Art is a subjective creature. One gallery patron sees a monochromatic masterpiece; another sees nothing more than red paint… Back and forth goes the dialogue like a piping hot potato, keeping our attention for the full 75 minutes… It’s a hoot, but perhaps it’s because we catch a glimpse of ourselves in each couple that Red Wine & Canvas resonates so strongly.

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…

AWARDS

UGLY ART
… was selected for the 1998 Theatre Charlotte (Charlotte, NC) One-Act Series.
… was a third place winner in the 1997 Porter Fleming Writing Competition sponsored by the Greater Augusta (GA) Arts Council.
… was selected for the 1996 New Play Festival at Converse College, Spartanburg, SC.

Author: Terry Roeche

Genre: short drama scripts for two

Type: Short One act play, duologue

Length: 7-10 minutes

Cast: Two adults, 1m 1F. She’s attractive

Ages of the actors: 30’s to middle age

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Simple. Black box theatre or 1 red painting

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – conversational style script but holding audience’s attention as they talk to them.

Read a Sample of the script




Cost is $7 for this award winning play script

Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about The Associate

© September 2014 Terry Roeche and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this script? Other plays for two actors:

In the Drink – melodrama for two
My Child – drama about an unwanted teen pregnancy
Two brothers – drama about family Alzheimers

Art Talk – comedy skits for three actors

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

Drama West, LOS ANGELES, USA
Deer Park High School, NY, USA – 2017
East Central University, OK, USA – 2018

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

REVIEWS:

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




Cost is $10.00 for this well reviewed digital play from this award winning playwright.

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Contact Off The Wall Plays with any queries about Art Talk

Copyright June 2014 Terry Roeche and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other short comedy skits:

Road rage – one act sharp comedy play
Bob – 5 minute comedy skit
Insurance on the line – ten minute satires