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Script Shuffle: Where Screenplays and Shenanigans Collide in LA

Updated: Oct 8, 2023

Are you a writer in Los Angeles, yearning for a networking event that's as entertaining as it is informative? Do you dream of seeing your words come to life on stage? Are you an actor looking for the perfect opportunity to showcase your talent? Look no further, because we've got the scoop on a Hollywood gem that combines all these elements into one hilarious and enlightening extravaganza - Script Shuffle! On April 20th this year Fake ID Productions launched this new venture in collaboration with Anthony Leyva and Skiptown Playhouse, and it has become a popular and growing networking event and writer showcase.


Actors on a stage in front of an audience
Actors cold reading at Script shuffle

What Is Script Shuffle?

Script Shuffle is a bimonthly two-hour event that takes place at the Skiptown Playhouse in the heart of Los Angeles. It's the brainchild of the creative minds at Fake ID Productions, and it's designed to be an absolute blast for both writers and actors.


How Does It Work?

Here's the lowdown: Writers are invited to submit ten pages of one or several of their works. From this treasure trove of talent, the Script Shuffle team selects five pieces to be performed live on stage during the event. But here's the twist - actors who want to perform are cast on the spot with a little thing they call the "Actor/Writer Speed Date" or, simply put, the "shuffle."

Picture this: Writers nervously sipping coffee, actors trying not to trip over their own feet, and a room buzzing with creative energy. It's like speed dating, but for artists. Writers and actors are paired up on the eve of the event, leading to impromptu partnerships that make the whole process feel like an exciting game of chance.


Writers and Actors networking and getting to know each other on stage
The Shuffle - at Script shuffle

Why Should You Attend?

  1. Networking Extravaganza: Let's face it, networking events can be about as exciting as watching paint dry. But Script Shuffle? It's more like watching fireworks explode. Writers get to meet actors, actors get to meet writers, and the room is bursting with opportunities to connect, collaborate, and maybe even make a friend or two.

  2. Live On-Stage Action: For writers, seeing your work come to life in front of a live audience is a thrill like no other. You'll get immediate feedback and witness firsthand what works and what needs a little tweaking. It's like a crash course in scriptwriting, but with laughter and applause.

  3. Cold-Reading Challenge: Actors, get ready to flex those cold-reading muscles! You'll be handed a script you've never seen before, and within minutes, you'll be on stage delivering lines like a seasoned pro. It's an excellent exercise in thinking on your feet and showcases your talent to a live audience.

  4. Support Local Talent: Script Shuffle isn't just about having a good time; it's about celebrating the incredible talent in the LA area. By attending, you're supporting local writers and actors, giving them the recognition they deserve.

  5. Laughs and Shenanigans: Let's not forget the sheer entertainment value. With writers and actors coming together in a whirlwind of creativity, you can expect laughter, surprises, and maybe even a few hilarious mishaps along the way.


Actors standing on stage in Skiptown Playhouse
Staged reading of a writers work

Join the Script Shuffle Fun

So, if you're in Los Angeles and you're looking for a night of comedy, camaraderie, and a dash of chaos, Script Shuffle at Skiptown Playhouse is the place to be. Whether you're a writer seeking feedback, an actor searching for an opportunity, or just someone who loves a good time, this event is bound to leave you laughing and inspired.

Don't miss your chance to be part of this fantastic experience. Mark your calendar, submit your script if you are a writer or buy your ticket if you are an actor, and get ready for a night of Script Shuffle shenanigans. See you there!

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