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This page contains MockSides TM from our miscellaneous TV teleplays and screenplays with varying roles from major to minor. They are specifically written for audition practice and are ideal for casting director style workshops. Normally when an actor auditions for TV or film, they will receive a brief log-line or story description along with general character breakdowns. Our sides do not contain any elaborate breakdowns or even set-ups; we do this INTENTIONALLY so you can exercise your imagination as to what the story and scenes may be about.
When making your choices and layering your character, you may consider the following SCENE STUDY EXERCISES when using these sides:
- What medium and genre does the scene represent (TV, film, drama, comedy, suspense, etc)?
- What scenes may have taken place prior to this one?
- What is the purpose of this scene (how does it serve the story)?
- Which characters are leading, supporting, starring, co-starring, day-player, etc.
- What is the purpose of each character within the scene?
- What are the "moments before" leading into this scene (for all characters)?
- What is the relationship between characters?
- What are the intentions, wants or needs of each character?
- What are the "moments after" for each character?
- How is this scene supposed to make the audience think and/or feel?
- What scenes are likely to take place later in the story?
The questions above are just to help you to make choices based on an understanding of the story.
Mrs. Mathers, 40-50, 7 lines
Frank, FBI Agent
Winney, female, 60+, 8 lines
Linda, female, 40's, 8 lines
Melissa, 20's, assault victim, 3 lines
Edwin, 35+, Prosecutor, 3 lines
Elrod, 30+, Defendant, 7 lines
Judge Crowley, 50+, 7 lines
Steven, 25+, 25 lines
Patrick, 25+, 27 lines (1 speech)
Deputy Barnes, 30+, 2 lines
Sheriff Beacon, 40+, 3 lines
Detective Carter: 13 lines
Detective Harris: 14 lines
Melanie (Waitress): 13 lines
Thomas (Husband) 8 lines
Billy, teen (paper boy), 6 lines
Victor, male, 2 lines
Melody, (Wife), 2 lines
Hannah, 25+; 8 lines
Deputy Barnes, 25+; 8 lines
Reverend Caldwell, 35+; 3 lines
Jeremy, 25+- 8 lines
Dillon, 25+ - 7 lines
Keeper, male, 60+ 6 lines
Maureen, female, 16+, 8 lines
Morris, male, late 20's, 15 lines
Cameron, male, late 20's 13 lines
Ben, male, 12 lines
Jenny, female, 12 lines
Tom, male, 7 lines
Sandra, female, 10 lines
Mark, male, 11 lines
Gary, (slimy), male, 7 lines
Waitress, female, 3 lines
Sheriff Haskins, male, 7 lines
Dr. Larson, female, 10 lines
Deputy Wallace, male, 3 lines
Tony, 25+ 6 lines
Clerk, open, 3 lines
Andrea, 25+ - 2 lines
A.D.A. Borman, 30+, 9 lines
Judge Moody, malem 60+, 8 lines
Virginia, female, 40's, 4 lines
Thompson, male, 40 - 50, 4 lines
Mikey, male, 9 lines
Cindy, female, 10 lines
Roger, male, 8 lines
Rebecca, female, 4 lines
Kelsey, female, attractive, 4 lines
Hunter, male, attractive, 4 lines
Mary, female 40's, 5 lines
Tom, male 40's, 6 lines
Mr. Halloway, 70's, 10 lines
Scott, 10 lines
Young Woman, 6 lines
Jeremy, 2 lines
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