NEW! A complete library of 58 duo and duet scripts, two-character and multi-character, including multiple state and national tournament winning pieces.
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This combo pack contains the following three sets:
Duo for Two Girls (22 Scripts)
Duo for Guy & Girl (16 Scripts)
Duo for Two Guys (20 Scripts)
Scripts Included - Duo for Two Girls:
New! How Much I Love You by K.R. Schneider
[Two Characters / Two Girls]
Best friends Lucy and Charlotte spend time reliving past memories together as Lucy visits Charlotte on her deathbed. They revisit the humor of terrible dates, the birth of Charlotte's first child, pierced ears and sleepaway camp, and arrive at a beautiful conclusion as Charlotte asks Lucy look after her family after she's gone. A heartfelt, heartbreaking duo from the author of last year's hit Birthday Candles.
New! Rush Hour by Stephanie Christensen
FF Duo or Humorous Interp
Jasmine can’t stand her brother’s girlfriend, Cary Anne, which makes things very awkward when they end up in the same ride share together. Over the course of a bumpy ride, the two women come to an understanding, with lots of laughs along the way. A fun, humorous duo for two performers of any skill level.
New! Princess and the P by Steve DuBois
[Multi-Character or Two Characters / Two Girls]
Mynda, the Princess of Lexico, realizes that all the problems facing her father's kingdom start with the letter "P" - Poverty, Pestilence, Patriarchy, and more! So she asks a witch to ban the pesky letter for good... and the results are preposterous! An absolutely one-of-a-kind comedy that will have performers trying all kinds of new things, such as skipping the letter "p" for whole lines of dialogue! Includes author notes for splitting characters between two actors.
[Two Characters / Two Girls]
Olive's trying to buy a smoothie, but her credit card keeps getting declined. So she turns for assistance to her friend Mary, who really needs to study for her test today. Why is Olive so persistent? The answer will surprise you in this fast-paced comedy perfect for performers of all levels.
New! Unplugged by Naomi Yang
[Multi-Character / All Performers]
Instagram, Snapchat, iMessage, Musically, and more... these social media apps all come to life on one girls phone, fighting for her screentime! A clever comedy that twists the question of too much screen time into a matter of life or death.
Birthday Candles by K.R. Schneider - Our #1 Duo of 2018
Twins Samantha and Sawyer celebrate their twenty-third birthday reminiscing on past experiences together: silly arguments, broken arms, first kisses, etc. As the girls reminisce, the story builds to an emotional revelation that Sawyer was killed in a car accident when they were 19, and Samantha has kept the memory of her sister alive with their imagined chats. A funny but poignant piece ready to wow in break rounds.
The Duffing of Eunice Powell by Tracy Winters
Eunice Powell is not like most girls. Last year, she won Most Likely to Own a Zaxby’s Franchise. This year, she’s in love with the coolest guy in school. After passing out at a football tryout (which doesn’t go well), Eunice reflects on life, love, and what it means to own who you are.
Cavegirl Teaches Evolution by Clint Snyder
After being stuck in a block of ice for thousands of years, Cavegirl awakens to a new scary future, where her primary guide is a preppy valley girl named Brittany. The two become fast friends, and Brittany learns that Cavegirl is surprisingly good at solving the problems of modern high school life. A piece that’s a lot of fun for one or two talented female performers.
A Girl's Guide to Science by Clyde Hendrickson
Two girls - one a science geek, the other a popular kid - are forced to give a science safety demonstration together for the freshman class. Their antics devolve into a postmodern feminist throwdown, complete with acid fights, hallucinations, and fig newtons. When the flames die down, the two are left to uncover the mysteries of nerdiness and popularity.
Mother-Daughter Dialogues by Clyde Hendrickson
The best female-female duo script we've seen yet features a lifetime of a tumultuous mother-daughter relationship condensed into its most important moments, including: prom, college, the sex talk(s), marriage, pregnancy, divorce and disease. Filled with classic one-liners and touching, true-to-life moments, this play will be perfect for performers wanting to do an HI with a message or a DI with wit, or two girls looking for a truly entertaining Duo or Duet.
Girl in the Picture by Taylor Shann
When you grow up, you can grow closer to your friends. Sometimes, you can grow away from them. Jodi and Layla, two lifelong friends trying to survive the hell of high school, are in danger of doing just that. Miscommunication, music, instant messaging and a Christmas gift are all clues in this deconstruction of how fragile friendship can be. A 30 minute play of short scenes that can be easily cut down to fit a variety of dynamics between performers.
The Ultimate Drama by Garlock & Taylor
Ever see the dramatic moment of a play one too many times? This sarcastic and fast-paced satire mocks the overabundance of melodrama in modern playwriting and acting. Many of those dramas you love to hate are roasted in this fiery oven of hilarity.
Good Morning, Glory! by Ryan N. Ray
Glory, a rich and snobbish woman who is extremely lazy and loves nothing more than her morning pop tart alongside her bachelor of the day. Juanita, Glory's Spanish housemaid who just happens to be narcoleptic and, unbeknownst to Glory, a prankster. The two clash in unexpected ways, and both are under the other's power more than they anticipate. Great dialogue for your most talented female performers.
Unfunny by Mike Beede
In Unfunny, an eccentric woman named Norma confronts the myth that women are not funny. Her research leads her from the Garden of Eden to Dr. Laura, with many humorous stops in-between. This play is our best bet for female performers looking for that perfect humorous piece.
Beauty Boot Camp by Marissa Malloy
A desperate girl embarks on an insane training regimen with a more popular classmate in hopes of landing a prom date with the guy of her dreams.
Locked Away by Martin Aloia
Two women from completely different backgrounds end up as cellmates in prison. Their story is at times awkward, at times hilarious, always a little tense, and ultimately, touching. A beautiful little piece for two very expressive female performers.
Miss Erma Deveraux’s School for Civilized Young Ladies by Clint Snyder
After being dropped off at Miss Deveraux's school, one sheepish girl learns what it takes to survive an etiquette teacher who has a lot in common with a strong-willed french dictator. A high-energy duo for two female performers who want to scream, yell, and get big laughs - and it could be just as fun performed by two guys.
The Emancipation of Mister Tinkles by Clint Snyder
After having her fill of his master’s foibles and follies, Miss Polka's dog decides to confront her and put an end to the suffocating relationship. However, through their unusual conversation (For instance, Mister Tinkles revealing she can talk and is actually a girl), they find they have more in common than they once thought, leading to a ridiculous twist at the end.
Scripts Included - Duo for Two Guys:
Front Porch Chronicles by Sydney Ryan
A lonely old man, Bobby, finds new meaning in life when the kid that lives next door, Sam, starts visiting him on his front porch every day. Sam's imagination and determination are perfect foils to Bobby's stubbornness and wisdom. A heartwarming play that recently won 2nd Place at NFL Nationals.
Everyone's Gonna Die by Clyde Hendrickson
In this frantic and hilarious show, a pair of best friends with multiple-personality disorder attempt to reenact the entire Trojan War. High energy laughs and ridiculous historical references are everywhere in this tournament-winning classic selection.
New! The Ad Lib by Kevin Burgun
A Fast-Paced Duo or HI with a Postmodern Twist
Alex and Jordan are the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern of the speech round: Trapped up at the front of the room performing, saying the words in the script even though they want to be free. Or is that part in the script too? As this doomed pair figures out they’ll never escape, watch as panic begins to set in (according to the stage directions). This meta-comedy that has two performers exchanging some of the best rapid-fire dialogue we’ve ever published. Without ever breaking character, this genius script breaks every rule.
New! The Leak by Gavin Barker
Two-Character Duo, Dark Comedy, or a Drama with Laughs
You might say Bert and Hank’s friendship has sprung a few leaks… if it really is a friendship at all. Bert finally convinced Hank to come on a canoe trip with him, even though Hank thinks Bert is pretty annoying (and may be right). The pair must navigate their rocky friendship in the most stressful (and metaphorical) situation possible: their small boat is sinking. Can they stop bickering in time to save themselves? The best part of the script is the ending, which can be played either as pitch-black comedy or tragic twist… whichever way you choose, it’s a perfect duo.
New! Dinner Dilemma by Mike Noland
Bud is smitten by a pizza-delivery girl wearing a disc-golf shirt. So, he does the first thing that comes to mind: he tips her $20 and asks if they can play disc golf together, even though he hates the sport and has no idea how to play. Fortunately, Bud has his sarcastic, mocking roommate Jim to “support” him through the crisis. Jim delights in mocking Bud until he realizes that if Bud screws this up as usual, neither of them can order delivery from their favorite pizza place ever again. A laid-back conversational comedy that will be fun for novices and veteran performers alike.
New! Imaginary Friend by Marisa Grady
Two-Person MM Duo, Humorous Interp
Henry is Jimmy’s imaginary best friend, someone who’s been there for all the most important moment of Jimmy’s life… which is getting to be a problem. Jimmy is in high school, and Henry thinks it’s time Jimmy let him go. Through some creative persuasion, he tells Jimmy growing up isn’t so bad – you can stay up late, have a job, go on dates – and that he’ll be fine without him. A heartwarming comedy with an ending that will make you smile, but with plenty of opportunities for big laughs along the way.
New! Florida Mae Tuesday's Second 6th Birthday by Frank Smith
[Multi-Character / Two Guys or Guy & Girl]
We're in love with this oddball, zany comedy that's full of brilliant one-liners ready for your most talented Duo or HI performers. Carey is taking his 8-year-old son Phil to his friend Florida Mae's sixth birthday party... again. Except the party turns out to be a chance to set up a variety of women with Carey, whose wife just died, including the birthday girl herself (after she stabs his zombie wife, of course).
The Commander by Steve DuBois
Fabrice is a 12-year-old child soldier struggling to under the command of the brutal Mutabe. It seems his only friends are death and despair. But Fabrice finds help in a mysterious apparition, the Commander, who guides him in his desperate attempt to break free. A searing, weighty dramatic duo where one performer plays the child, and the other plays both the cruel leader and the kind guide. This piece will leave a deep impression on all those who see it.
Luigi and Mario by Ray Nesrym
After years of playing second fiddle to his brother, Luigi is fed up. He wants to beat Bowser and save the princess. But when a tragic accident befalls Mario, Luigi gets his wish – and finds out being the hero is more than he bargained for. An uproarious time for anyone who enjoys video games and/or sibling rivalries.
The Bright Side of Death by Carlos Mayas
Tristan and Felix are two polar opposite prisoners put together in a cell the day before their executions. With little time to learn about each other, optimistic Felix frustrates pessimistic Tristan with a chillingly humorous exchange of information. This piece is intended to be a duo performed by two males.
The Lore of the D-Rings by Elijah Sams
Fred O'Gabbins - Freddo for short - finds and ancient D-Ring Binder with test keys for all the tests given at his high school. He is given the task of destroying the Binder and sets off on the quest with a cast of characters while being followed by a student, a rather odd creature named Micheal Kellum, who wants to steal the binder for himself. After a few “dramatic” scenes ripped straight from your favorite fantasy epic, it concludes happily, with Kellum nailing the role of Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named Desire. It's absurd at points, but it's easy to follow, has several fun characters, and it hits all the right marks for this kind of silly satire.
Everything Falls Off by Clyde Hendrickson
A grizzled old man meets his young and chipper new roommate at the leper colony. The two deal with lost appendages, leper etiquette, shock treatment, and their strange, blossoming friendship. Wit and wackiness lie around every corner of this touching sequel to Everyone's Gonna Die.
Everyone’s Still Dead by Dudley Rental
In this fan's tribute to Clyde Hendrickson's classic Everyone's Gonna Die, we meet Ben and Tom again, fresh off their Trojan War adventure, and still very bored. This time, they choose to dive into the Revolutionary War, and along the way meet a cast of characters that had absolutely nothing to do with Colonial America but end up fighting the war anyway. A high-energy laugh riot that could have been written by Clyde himself.
Hamilton Sasquatch by Jeffery Longval and Kagan Hatch
What to do when a sasquatch eats your girlfriend? Well, rile up the townspeople and the police, of course. But the mayor is suspiciously hairy, the townspeople seem to like causing trouble more than helping out, so our hero is left to uncover the mystery of the sasquatch on his own. A very, very funny piece with perfectly-timed zingers and great characters. Highly recommended.
The Principals of Drugs by Lawson Powers
Mike, a high school student, decides to experiment with drugs. Thankfully, his adventure is harmless, but does not go exactly as planned. He ends up discovering a few interesting things about his school, including the fact that his seemingly uptight principal is capable of enjoying a good time. Similar to a certain popular 80's movie that has nothing to do with breakfasts or clubs. Great for a performer who likes to walk the line of outrageous and over-the-top.
Shrinkage by Andrew Messer
In today's ultra-competitive job market, a great resume, killer smile, and impeccable interviewing skills just aren't enough. John discovers this through a bizarre, horrifying and hilarious job interview he must endure at the hands of a sadistic staff psychologist. If you're trying to get a job and your potential employer asks you to club an old lady, what would you do? Find out in this hysterical new play!
Post Inferno by Spill Major
After their trek through hell, Dante and Virgil stop in a bar outside Purgatory for a stiff drink. They recap their famous journey through the pits, and debate whether they should go on. Both experience a crisis of fate, both are tormented by lost loves, and both ultimately find hope in their own strengths. A smart and witty piece, perfect for performers looking for a script that showcases both their humorous and dramatic sides.
Duck Surgeon by Dudley Rental
Love Handles General Hospital and Mexican Grill is dealing with a medical crises - patients become infected with a plague of stupidity, and the resulting idiocy is putting their lives in danger. The only person who can deal with this drama? Dr. Duck, who, along with two trusted interns, gives people back their brainwaves, using one fowl trick after another. Because Dr. Duck is a real duck. He's a real doctor, too. And he's our only hope.
The Altos by Clyde Hendrickson
What if Tony Soprano were only 5' 2", and he had the voice of midget on helium? Meet Tony Alto, who's in that very predicament. Watch as Tony avoids death at the hands of family and celebrities alike. Special guest appearances by Al Capone and lots of ducks.
Overcooked by Paul Owen
Fred and Henry are lifelong enemies. They also happen to be neighbors. In this "final showdown" the two men, with the help of their wives, reach a boiling point and may end of losing the fight... or their lives.
Scripts Included - Duo for Guy & Girl:
NEW! It’s an Emergency! by Lisa Ridarelli
After several months, Paloma finally feels she is starting to get over her ex, Sergio, who left her just weeks before their wedding. The last person she wants ringing her doorbell is Sergio, suddenly determined to win her back. Through a series of disguises and ruses, Sergio talks her into letting him in, but getting into her good graces again will take quite a bit more. This anti-romantic comedy pits two clever characters against each other in a delightful duel of hearts and wit.
NEW! Shakespeare in Like by Shawn LaSota
William Shakespeare tries make his lady swoon by reciting his new sonnet to her. Unfortunately, the beautiful truth does not turn out to be as flattering as intended, and this particular mistress does not mince words with her dissatisfaction. Willy has to dig out some old classics in order to win her heart, for a moment at least. A silly and satisfying duo that would be ideal for new competitors or Shakespeare fans.
NEW! The Next Table by Bridget Grace Sheaff
Two-Person MF Duo, Humorous Interp
Erica and Toby are not at this restaurant together. She’s eating alone, and he’s waiting for a blind date that maybe stood him up. Nevertheless, they can’t help from starting a conversation… and maybe more. In this flirty, sitcom-style romantic(?) comedy, we find two characters who want to get to know each other but aren’t sure if they should. The final moment has a striking ambiguity that will have audiences debating what was really going on. A nice duo for two performers who really click.
Tutoring Session by Ellie Lynch
Male / Female Two-Character Duo or Humorous Interp
It’s a classic story. A nerdy girl tutors the football jock she has a crush on, then they fall hopelessly in love! Except, in this case, poor Eunice doesn’t get Frank the jock at all, thanks to a clever twist at the end. Quick dialogue and likeable characters make this a duo that will shine for performers with a great rapport.
Not For Sale by Blair Waite
[Two Characters / Girl & Guy]
A woman is sitting in a park waiting to meet a man she has been talking to online when a man approaches her with a bucket of roses. After some confusion of whether or not the roses are for sale, the man keeps the woman company and calms her down while she awaits the possible man of her dreams. A charming and uplifting piece whose characters give students much to explore.
Exit Interview by Bridget Grace Sheaff
[Two Character / Girl & Guy]
Brandon has decided to leave the company, and Nicole is conducting his exit interview... except, as the formalities crumble, we realize that the "company" is a relationship, and both parties are hoping for understanding on the way out. This two-character duo has funny twists and moving turns that lead to an ending we hope is good for both characters.
Playdate by Scott Haan
Like all children, 4-year-olds Cassie and Benjamin like to play grown-up from time to time, but these two new friends have very different views of adulthood. As they play together, both as children and as pretend-adults, they learn some secrets about life, parenthood, and the circumstances that have brought them together for their very first playdate. As clever as it is cute, this script gives performers the rare opportunity to showcase both their skills with characters and depth as actors.
Face Baggage by Nick Monroy
What if Facebook took place as a real life interaction? What if you walked in a room and a stranger started demanding all your life's most intimate details? In this oddly accurate and devastatingly funny play, that's exactly what happens to Danny. He has to sign up for Facebook in real life. His interviewer, Nikki, interprets his most harmless remarks like "it's complicated" into online gossip. And once the poking and the zombie attacks start, things get very weird, very fast. Don't miss this killer 2-person play, perfect for forensics.
Buds with Spuds by Frank Cernik
The Potato: boring root or world's most exciting superstar? This hilarious tour through the history of the potato takes us to the unknown corners of the spudding world, including Columbus first introducing the root to Native Americans, Steve Irwin's clash with wild potatoes in Idaho, a strange potato-worshipping cult, and even a battlefield of mashed and baked tubers. It's the type of witty, self-defacing humor that's perfect for a savvy forensics competitor.
Countdown to Love by Andrew Messer
Speed dating is always a recipe for disaster. But when John plunges into Super Speed Dating, he meets an array of crazies, con-artists and maniacs that could make anyone's head spin. After going through a dozen girls in eight minutes, is he left with anything but a sense of despair? Find out in this breakneck-paced comic scorcher.
THE GR8 TXT MSG WAR by Hank Frederick
Hilarious, and totally unique: performers will have a blast speaking and acting in the language of text messages. A weeknight conversation between two high-schoolers (Girl & Guy), conducted completely over text message. The plot is basic: Girl is mad at guy for stupid joke, guy makes up for it. But with the added bonus of strange text abbreviations, spelled-out smiley faces, and of course some out-there autocorrect mistakes, the conversation becomes a rollercoaster of confusion and melodrama. One of our best new comedies.
The Assistant by Don Trickseven
Ripped from the headlines, this duo follows one night that will change the lives of a young married couple, as well as the fate of an entire university. Drew, an up-and-coming assistant basketball coach, comes home to tell his wife Mel that he saw the revered head coach of the team in a compromising position with a female student. Now the two must weigh all the good they have seen the coach do versus what they think they have to do in order to protect the students, and in the process traverse all the unseen fault lines of their own relationship and histories. Maddening, heartbreaking, and moving, this dialogue will have everyone in the audience riveted.
STOP! by Ray Nesrym
A Driver’s License: the ultimate prize for teenagers. Only one thing stands between this kid and his motorized freedom: his mom. In a scene all-to-familiar to many children and parents, this mother is determined to teach her child exactly how to drive safe, even if it means they both have a nervous breakdown in the process. A cringe-worthy laugh-fest that will have contestants and judges alike nodding their heads in recognition.
Minnesota by Spill Major
When a young woman boards a flight from New York City back home to Minnesota, she's just hoping it passes as quickly as possible. It's soon apparent that won't happen when she sits down next to Former President Grover Cleveland, who seems confused about exactly where he is, what he's doing, and who the President is on the dime. Also, he might just be a guy named Steve, although he'll never quite admit it. Although the two are from very different eras, which they thoroughly debate the merits of, they come to an understanding of each other over the course of their brief time together, in a charming and curious two person scene.
4-0 by Taylor Shann
A strong and fast-paced comedy for male or female performers. Jack's company's charity softball team is undefeated, mostly thanks to his outrageous tactics and merciless taunting of other hapless teams. Now, his boss Helen is sick of covering for his antics, and decides to fire him. In order to save his job, Jack will have to do the one thing he can't stand: lose.
Child's Play by Alyssa Zaczek
Ryan Richards is stuck. He's stuck in a humdrum marriage that's on the rocks and a dead-end job managing the toy store he thought he'd be owner of by now. In short, his life is average, until his former summer camp fling and first love Jessica Monroe drops in on him at work - and ends up with a job. Over the course of a single evening, Jessica turns Ryan's life upside down, and forces him to question whether or not his life is all he hoped it would be. But is Jessica hiding a tragic secret that may explain her whirlwind appearance in Ryan's world? Through a conversation that will change two lives, both Ryan and Jessica learn that love and life are not games that are meant for children.