Skit Blog: “Freeze, Turkey!”
I think you know what I mean. We’ve probably all seen it done. You may have even done it. “The Big Freeze.” A skit has just been finished, and, as the script indicated, “The actors all FREEZE.” I get chills just thinking about it.
The “freeze” is another pet peeve of mine. Excuse me… “freeze?” Why freeze? Was the skit being done in a refrigerator? Did the director push a “pause” button? Who came up with this silliness and why is it done? It’s because, without a soundtrack that supplies an unmistakable musical end, the audience had no other way to know the skit was over! Or, the skit was written by someone relying too much on tradition to come up with a way to have the characters exit logically. Hence: “the characters all freeze.” Lame, lame, lame.
Please, thaw out your poor frozen performers and simply have them exit the stage in a logically-written manner or to a musical closing theme. The Ice Age is over, folks… and the “freeze” method of ending a skit needs to go the way of the woolly mammoth… rapid extinction.
WHAT WE OFFER:
Our plays range from 20 minutes all the way up to 80 minutes. They are written to engage the viewer, make them think, to impact the emotions, and present the Gospel in such a way that they perceive it as meeting the needs of their life. The aim is to bless the believer, and give the person that has never made a decision for Christ a desire to invite Him into their life.
Our skits range in length from 5 minutes up to 20 minutes. While most are comedic in nature, using humor to impart a perspective that may not have been considered, the laughs are all tied into the message, and there is always a resolution that leads the viewer into consideration of the Truth contained in it. The humor can be enjoyed by all ages.
The soundtracks that we make to accompany the scripts add drama and emotional impact to the script’s performance. There are two different kinds of script and soundtrack; the kind where you do the lines live and the soundtrack is played at certain times during the performance; and second, the kind that supplies all the narration, music and effects mixed together to play as the actors perform, with no lines to learn. Each script description page tells you which kind it is under the “Soundtrack Key.”