Broken Audition




In this comedic short scene A dancer attempts to win over the Casting professional during her audition though they're not convinced that she is actually prepared to audition due to the cast around her leg.


INT. CASTING LOCATION - DAY


A DOOR OPENS and a CASTING ASSISTANT enters the room holding a CLIPBOARD. She’s smiling.


CASTING ASSISTANT

Lisa Shapiro?


As Lisa gets up which acknowledges who she is, the Casting Assistants smile erases.


Lisa makes her way over to the Casting Assistant.


LISA

Hi I’m Lisa.


The Casting Assistant looks dumbfounded and confused.


CASTING ASSISTANT

Follow me.


Lisa follows the Casting Assistant into the ROOM.


INT. CASTING ROOM CONT'D


ECU OF EYES BACK AND FOR BETWEEN LISA AND CASTING DIRECTOR.


As the camera PULLS BACK we finally notice why everyone has been staring at her. She’s being held up by crutches and her right foot is WRAPPED in a SPLINT.


CASTING DIRECTOR

Is this a joke?


LISA

No sir no joke, this really happened.


CASTING DIRECTOR

You’re on crutches and your foots wrapped.


LISA

Yeah but I still wanna audition.


CASTING DIRECTOR

But it looks as though you can’t...


LISA

No disrespect sir but all my life I was taught that there’s no such thing as CAN’T. You’ll be surprised the things you’re really able to do no matter the circumstances if your mind believes you can strong enough.


Casting Director stares at her, trying to make a decision. She looks bold and confident, she continues to hold her smile and her head high.


Casting Director gives in


CASTING DIRECTOR

(to Casting Associate)

You recording?


CASTING ASSISTANT

I’m definitely recording this.


CASTING DIRECTOR

When you’re ready.


Lisa smiles big.


INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC PLAYS IN B.G.


Lisa drops her first crutch. she’s still standing.


Lisa Drops her second crutch. She continues to look poised and confident. She balances herself on her good foot.


She takes a deep breath, gets her mind and spirit ready for the audition.


Even before dancing, her confidence already begins to win over both the Casting Director and Assistant who are now waiting with anticipation.


LISA

You can que the music now. I’m ready.


Casting Assistant Ques the music.


When it gets to the part of the song where Lisa’s ready to begin her performance she takes a step onto her wrapped foot....


...AND FALLS ON HER FACE.


CUT TO:


INT. CASTING LOCATION - MOMENTS LATER - DOOR OPENS.


Lisa exits, she’s back on her crutches and now she has a BLOODY COTTON BALLS sticking out of her nose.


CASTING ASSISTANT

You’re sure you’re okay.


LISA

Yeah I’ll be fine.


CASTING ASSISTANT

Ok great. Thanks for coming in hun.


Lisa begins to make her way back through the room toward the exit.


Written by Darion Taylor

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