Playwriting

Picture Promps – Dialogues

People ask me all the time where my ideas come from. The short answer is, “Everywhere!” I took these pictures over the course of an hour in New York. Pictures are a great resource to prompt monologues and dialogues. Write dialogue based on the following pics!


Write a conversation between the truck driver and the man. Do they know each other? Are they strangers?

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Write the dialogue that lead to the guy wearing the funny paper hat with his suit.

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Write the conversation that lead to the changing of the name of this shop.

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Write a dialogue between two characters where one tries to convince the other to eat ostrich.

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Write a conversation between two people sitting on these steps.

Our view of Times Square

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Craig Mason