What are MockSides?
All scripts are written by David Dalton & Chad Schnackel
Mock Sides is a term we invented to describe custom written scenes that appear as if they had come from actual TV shows and Films. The scripts serve a particular purpose in actor training and are intended to challenge the actor to make educated guesses as to what the whole story may be about. You may notice, the scenes don't have page numbers so you can guess as to where it would in the timeline of the story. We give minimal character description and very little "beat" indicators; this is to allow the actors to make their own decisions regarding their character's history, relationship and subtext. Most of our scripts have no lead-ins from previous scenes or "cuts to" the next scene; we leave that up to the actors to imagine and discuss.