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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

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

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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


A Blind Date – a short one act romantic comedy




In this one act romantic  comedy, two ungainly misfits meet on a blind date. Each are “turned off” by each other’s appearance and odd behaviors. By chance, Skip, reads a line from Yeats and when Eileen completes it, they discover that they have much in common.

” A Blind Date”  – a short one act romantic comedy, was performed at the 13th St. Repertory Theatre in NYC, The Mountain Stage Company in Hendersonville, NC. and it was a finalist at the Boston Playhouse Marathon, Boston, MA. Read more about Elliot Baker

The author will allow workshopping of this play.

Production History:

2016 – Sterling, VA, USA
Paper Mill Players, NC, USA – 2018
Mehlville High School, MO, USA – 2019
Harding University, AZ, USA – 2020
University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK – 2021

Author: Elliot Baker

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Type: Short One Act Play

Length:  Eighteen 18 minutes

Number of actors: Two – a 2 hander, two hander 1M, 1F

Ages of actors: 20s to 30s, 20-30

Suitable for: All  ages

Set:  A messy living room

A beaten-down brown sofa with an assortment of pillows, a coffee table with a few poetry books, a waste paper basket and a portable CD player with CDS piled next to it. Scattered on the floor are newspapers and magazines. On the wall, is a print of abstract art which is off-center.

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Copyright 2007 Elliot Baker Off The Wall Plays

Like this play? Other one act comedies for two actors in a similar vein:

Naked – comedy about internet dating
Out on a Date – short romantic comedy about social media and dating
Down by the River – comedy about dating a mistaken identity