Here are 33 acting scripts that are duologue oriented for men and women actor practice. It’s a mix of drama, comedy and dark humor. Below you will see the blue linked title, description and the dialogue start of the scene with both characters.
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Shribble (1 woman, 1 man) – In this short comic scene, VALERIE and FRANK discuss how their switch to going vegan has been working out.
Valerie: Isn’t this incredible that we are both vegan? I can’t believe we have actually gone vegan.
Frank: Babe, please. I’m starving.
Enough Is Enough (2 women) – In this short dramatic scene for two women, SARAH confronts the NURSE that has been wrongfully caring for her mother.
Sarah: Hi, I was hoping to have a word with you.
Nurse: In a minute.
Hurry Up, Playa (1 male teen, 1 man) – This is a short scene between two brothers who are both different but still have a strong bond.
L: What are you doing with yourself today?
Back To Life (1 woman, 1 man) – It’s the 1950’s and Pamela just had an abortion. Mitchell is a police officer who got her pregnant. They meet at an outdoor train station cafe.
M: It’s a hot one today…want some water or something?
P: I’m fine.
Policy (1 woman, 1 man) – A young married couple who makes money by prostitution.
Mark: How’d we do?
Imaginary, YOU (2 men) – WALDO gets a visit from his brother RALLYE and a serio-comic scene ensues. Waldo, is stoned out of his mind. He hasn’t let up in days. He talks outloud to himself in a trance.
WALDO: Hello, invisible friend, my imaginary, YOU. Nothings clear…engulfed with circling my mind with madness…I find myself lost, awake but not conscious, my brain exudes neuron flashes, vibrating, trying to ignite me, stir me to something I could be…this isn’t my life…I’ve lost myself, I’ve lost my direction, I’ve gone–
An exploding knock snaps Waldo out of his melodramatic babble.
Waldo opens the door.
Rallye barges in past Waldo.
RALLYE: Smells like a whore’s asshole in here!
Encounter (1 woman, 1 man) – ROGER and LESLIE meet for the first time and decide to take a stroll along the Hudson River.
LESLIE: I’ve always enjoyed writing. It’s always been a passion of mine,
really. Graduated Columbia University for English literature. I’ve always been fascinated with the pen more so than the sword.
ROGER: The sword?
Match Made in Heaven (1 woman, 1 man) – TIA has just gotten back home from work to find MICK on the couch looking unhappy.
TIA: What’s wrong with you? Why do you seem so down?
MICK: Just deep in thought…
Yellow Dress (1 woman, 1 man) – a terrorist bomb has gone off in an airport and throughout the ordeal two strangers have bonded.
MAN: What did they say?
WOMAN: They’re identifying the bodies, they’ll be in touch shortly.
Tea Time (1 woman, 1 man) – A short comedic scene for two actors. The idea is to have a woman talking from the 20th century and a man talking in modern times.
H: Good day Mr. Strubel, fancy meeting you here.
W: Whattup, Ma?
Not Quite (2 men) – one man convinces another man to confess is cheating ways to his wife.
CHARLES: Thank you for coming.
Game (2 men) – Two friends have an argument about loyalty and trust.
S: Is that your game, to make me feel bad?
P: What do you mean?
Dirt Mouth (2 men) – one man purchases a gun from another man in order to attempt a murder scheme.
MOSES: What can I do for you, son?
NICO: Are you Moses?
Real Again (2 teen girls) – two female teenagers who are dating in secret and come from abusive homes, discuss the idea of suicide and robbery.
RENE: When did you first think about it?
KENDRA: Two years ago…I remember the exact day, actually.
True Blood Ties (1 woman, 1 man) – a daughter visits her imprisoned father.
GIN: Sit down, sweetheart. You look nice.
JENA: Thanks. How’ve you been feeling?
Jasper The Whale (1 man) – Jena visits her father in prison.
CHARLIE: —who knew it would be like this…there’s no, shock; for a second there…disbelief, surreal but; there’s more of a—once it’s done, that overwhelms you, that energizes you, makes you feel like your mother does; when you are cared for…
The Hire (1 woman, 1 man) – Sam tries to get help from a co-worker regarding a hired contract killer.
Sam: Alright, alright, this is bad. Let me just start off by saying that right off the bat. This is ugly. You are going to like me a hell of a lot less after I share this information with you but you can’t, you just cannot say one word about this to anyone…do I have your promise?
Relly: You have my word. What is this about?
Que and Schelp (1 female teen, 1 male teen) – two teenagers rehearse the robbery they plan on committing the following day.
Que: Schelp, what time is it?
Schelp: I don’t know, look at your phone, why you always bothering me?
Burden of Being Taken (1 woman, 2 men) – a family torn apart by war.
AUNT EDNA: (monotone) Sssccccuge, Sssccccuge, Ssscccuge, Ssscccuge. Pause. No movement.
Sssccccuge, Sssccccuge, Ssscccuge, Ssscccuge. Center. Pause. No movement. Beat. She pants six times. Pause. She stares straight out in a daze…I am Edna. Long Pause.
(enter UNCLE BRUCE: he does as he says)
UNCLE BRUCE: A man enters stage left crawling on his stomach. A pipe dangles from his mouth, unlit. He crawls in circles round and round Aunt Edna.
Cheesecake (1 woman, 1 man) – a hit woman gets information out from a man she abuses.
VELVET: I love cheesecake. I come here all the time because of the variety they have. So many options. The blueberry is the bomb when you’re feeling tired and crabby. It kinds of just melts right into your mood and somehow cheers you up a bit when warming your tummy. I’ll get the strawberry when I’m feeling hyper, the cherry when I’m feeling horny, the raspberry when I’m sexually satisfied and the coconut cheesecake, well, the coconut cheesecake is for when I’m feeling like one crazy bad ass bitch.
LESTER: What do you want from me?
Dry Patch (1 woman, 1 man) – A lover’s quarrel between JAN and CHARLIE over money.
J: Look at me you rotten, disgusting animal!
(she pushes over the television)
Where are you? I’ll get to you, I’ll get inside you.
C: There’s no getting inside me anymore Jan.
Weight of Laughter (2 men) – taking place in early cinema, a ‘laugh man’ gets interviewed in a surrealistic scenario.
MILTON RADNER: …He began working on the stage alongside movie great Nathan Dawson, Edward P. Greenstone, Martin Manick and the late Jacob Freeman. Critics have defined his laugh as the laughter of the age, describing it as impeccable, encouraging, desirable, warming, pleasurable, powerful, intoxicating and unforgettable. He specializes in motion pictures…for those of you who think you may not know him, here is a laugh clip to help you recognize today’s special guest, Boyd Dampson.
Laugh clip of Boyd gets played over the speakers.
There you have it! Without further ado, I welcome the great master of laughter…BOYD DAMPSON!
Clip of applause.
So tell me Boyd, how does it feel to be the laughter of America?
BOYD: It feels…fine.
End Point (1 woman, 2 men) – a short serio-comical scene for 3 actors.
SAM: Why you always playin’ with that yo-yo?
MINDY: Keeps me calm.
Dead Girl (2 men) – two friends try to figure out how to remove a dead woman from an apartment.
Nitty Gritty (2 men) – two men who are part of their own Irish gang kidnap and plan on killing an enemy member from a rival gang.
NED: Ay…swinging like a leaf, that one, yerrr.
OWEN: Hahaha, look at ’em go some.
Less Soap, More Water (1 woman, 1 man) – an actress confronts her agent about her deep desire to do projects she believes in, rather than making a living doing soap commercials.
AGENT: Roma! How are you, dear?
ROMA: Oh come off it. Don’t give me that happy Roma dear bullshit.
Harold’s Ear (1 woman, 1 man) – an Uncle asks his niece to help him remove something from his ear.
HAROLD: Rebecca, you can’t keep playing your flute all day, each day. I’m liable to have cardiac arrest.
REBECCA: You said that I can play as often as I wish and I am choosing to play as often as I wish.
Basket Case (2 women) – a Mother tells her daughter that her unknown Uncle has died.
VICKY: This better be good.
MA: It’s not good, wiseass. Been trying to figure out how to tell you this, you may want to sit first, I don’t know. You’re Uncle Frankie died. He got hit by a truck this morning. He’s toast.
My Chianna ( 2 men) – a transporter makes his final delivery in exchange for money but a girl comes between the final deal.
S: You got it?
F: Yeah, I fucking got it, I got it.
Devil In Man’s Eye (1 woman, 1 man) – a man borrows money from a close neighbor.
P: Oh, don’t bother hoping and staring at that boy. He hits one ball every thousand swings.
M: Maybe I can show him more precision, so he could hit the ball more often.
Launch Date (2 men) – a wealthy man talks to his butler about designing a rocket ship as a suicide plan.
Bennett: You asked to see me, sir?
Mr. Tandum: Sit down, Bennett. Make yourself comfortable. Would you like some brandy?
Momma Wolf (1 woman, 1 man) – a man who runs an online porn site had his penis chopped off and complains to a crime boss for help.
LESTER: And she took it with her that sick, sick animal…
Momma Wolf Gestures with her lit cigar.
MOMMA WOLF: Did she doggy bag it afterwards? Haha! This chick should come work for me.
Window Pain (2 women) – VICKIE and LESLIE are in a relationship. Vickie punched Leslie in the face and this is the aftermath hours later.