Sample Format

This Sample Format illustrates how your script should be presented. You may have one contributing writer, or several. You may have just a small number of characters, or a large cast. You may have one act, or two, or three. You may choose to have multiple scenes within your acts. All of these variations are perfectly fine!

Remember: Save your script as "Text Only"!

 

THE TITLE OF THE STORY IS CENTERED
LIKE THIS AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE

[If prepared within a classroom environment]

Name & address of the school
Name(s) of supervising teacher(s)
E-mail addresses of teachers if available

CONTRIBUTING WRITER(S):
 (please note first name & first initial of last name only, please)
Writer #1, age ___
Writer #2, age ___
Writer #3, age ___

CHARACTERS, in order of Appearance:
Character #1
Character #2
Character #3
Character #4
Character #5
Character #6
Character #7
Character #8

ACTS, SCENES & BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS:
ACT I -Describe where Act I takes place.
ACT II - Describe where Act II takes place.
ACT III -Describe where Act III takes place. (You may add other information, depending on the story, such as "the next day"; "after the storm"; "many years later".)

 

ACT I - [describe where Act I takes place]

CHARACTER #1:
Indicate here the opening words that Character #1 will say.

CHARACTER #2:
[you can use brackets to show how the line should be read - surprised? angry? sad?] Indicate here the opening words that Character #2 will say.

CHARACTER #1:
Again, indicate what words Character #1 should say. Notice that each character's name appears in capital letters, followed by a colon and a line space. This way, the actors will be easily able to find their lines on the page.

 

... Now you're ready to write your script!

A few tidbits:

  • Remember to start each new Act or Scene at the top of a page.
  • Imagine your play as if it were acted out in your mind. Imagine you're in the audience watching the play. Think to yourself: What would make this play even more interesting?
  • Humor is great -- don't be afraid to include jokes!

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CLICK ON THE "CHOOSE A STORY" BUTTON AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN TO CHOOSE A STORY FOR YOUR SCRIPT