Drama Skit FAQ's
I found a skit I'd like to
buy but don't know how to get started. What do I do first?
When you have found an item you would like to purchase, click on the
to Cart link or the Cart symbol
associated with the item. The item will be added to your Shopping Cart and your Shopping Cart
will be displayed. Then click on either the Purchase by Credit Card
button or the Purchase by Mail button and follow the
|For full details on how to
purchase skits, check out the Purchasing/Shopping
Cart info page.
do I receive/download my skit after I've purchased it? How long will
skits are downloaded online and can be download within
minutes of purchase if using a credit card.
|For full details on how
to Download a skit, check out the Downloading
didn't find exactly what I was looking for. How can I have a skit
customized that will fit the needs of my theme or group?
To request a customized skit,
use our Contact
Us page and give us some details about the type
of skit you want. Include your topic theme, style of drama
(serious/funny etc.), number of characters needed, how long you'd like the
skit to run, the date the skit is needed, and any scripture references you
might be using, if applicable. The more details we have, the better
we can write something that will best fit your needs.
|For full details on how
to customize a skit, check out the Custom
Skits info page.
Search Using Key Words and Categories
looking for a skit on a certain topic. How can I find it quickly on
The fastest way to find a skit on a particular
topic is to do a "search" on that subject. The
"Search" button is found at the top right corner of each page,
underneath the picture of the shopping cart.
Simply type in the word of the topic you are
looking for (ex. love, joy, Peter, Christmas etc.) and hit the
"Search Skits" button. A list of matches for your word
will be displayed. The word will be in bold and underlined. For
example, if you type in the word "love" the following will
Do I Love Thee (Narrative) - Drama Skit
||Title-How Do I Love Thee
||Theme-God's love; unconditional love of God;
||Summary-If God were to write a love letter to
us, what would ...
||Excerpt-A Love Letter from God (Beginni...
The search will display the title of the skit and
tell you what kind of skit it is, whether a drama skit, puppet skit,
narrative, monologue etc. It will then either display the word in
the Theme (key words that describe the skit); in the Summary or the
Excerpt (a sample). The word you searched on will be surrounded by
several other words so you can see the context in which the word was
To see if a skit fits the criteria you are
looking for, simply click on the title of the skit (on the first line) to
view a detailed summary and the full excerpt. (In the above example,
you would click on "How Do I Love Thee" in bright blue.)
noticed a list of Skit Categories on the left side of the Drama and Puppet
Skit pages. What are those used for?
These are a list of categories we have put
together to group skits with an overall common theme that can be seen at a
quick glance. For instance, if you click on the main category "Relationships"
all the skits pertaining to that category will be displayed. (Family,
Friendship, Love & Marriage, Personal Relationship and Relationships
with God) If you want to narrow your search on marriage, click on
"Love & Marriage", within the "Relationship"
category, and only the skits pertaining to marriage will be
What if I don't know what category my topic is
Simply type in your topic in the "Search
Skits" area (top right corner of any web page) and a list of matches
for your word/topic will be displayed. (See example to the left
for full instructions on searches.)
only write Christian skits?
Mainly, yes. Because we write primarily for
churches most of our content is religious in nature. References to
God, Jesus, Salvation etc. is not uncommon. While we try to avoid being
too "preachy" most of the skits written here have a Biblical basis.
We do not write anything that might be considered "crude" or
irreverent. Some but not all skits may have a scripture reference but most
all have some kind of Biblical basis or moral value to them.
What kind of "message" can I expect
with your skits?
As mentioned, we try to avoid being too
"preachy", but if we've done our job correctly, the audience
will come away with more questions, than answers. We don't want to
preach a sermon with our skits but we do want the audience to come away
looking at the topic in a fresh light. Most of the time our skits should
be used to introduce a topic rather "preach a
What is your writing style?
Styles may be serious or comedic,
depending upon the topic. Our goal here is to create something that
is fresh or different--not something you've seen before. In order to
achieve that we go to whatever lengths are necessary.
Some skits may be a narrative or a
monologue or even in rhyme form. There is a wide variety of styles
to choose from.
all of your skits appropriate for children?
Yes and no. Most of our skits can be
performed in front of children and while they may not always understand
the content or meaning of the skits, they are still "clean"
enough for a youthful audience.
However, some topics such as those
dealing with marriage, particularly sex or intimacy, while dealt with in a
respectful manner, may not be appropriate for young ears. In such
cases, warnings are given in the summary notes.
I work in a public school and have to be
careful about religious references. Can I still use your skits?
As mentioned, most of our skits are
religious in nature however with a little creativity on your part you
could change a few words here and there and get the same meaning without
using the same words, in most cases. Not all of the skits would be
appropriate within a school setting though. We would advise
contacting us ahead of time if you have a specific skit in mind and we can
let you know how appropriate it would be for a public school setting or
how difficult it would be to change a few lines.
long are your skits?
Skits vary in length but in general run from 5-8
minutes. Some skits may be longer due to the nature of the skit but
most don't run over 10 minutes at the most. There may be some Christmas
skits that run into the 15 minute mark but they are an
exception rather than a rule. As a rule, I don't write anything longer than
looking for a holiday play that runs longer than the average 5-10 minute
skit. Do you write full length plays?
Unfortunately, at this time I do not. The
nature of my business is more about skits than plays at this
on a tight budget and don't have money for a lot of complicated costumes
and props. Will there be a lot of outside cost for these items with your
No. We try to keep the props and costumes simple,
generally things you can easily find within your own home. How
simple or elaborate you get with the props and costumes is up to
have to create any special scenery or backgrounds with your skits?
Not unless you want to. Most skits can be
done with just a few chairs, a small table and a few simple household
props. The setting of each skit will give you an idea of the
overall look and feel of the skit but how simple or elaborate you choose
to get with the scenery, stage, costumes, props etc. is completely up to
we don't have a large amount of actors to work with? Do you have skits to
accommodate a smaller cast?
Each skit varies in the amount of characters
needed. If you have a small cast and want to perform a skit that requires
a large cast, it may be possible for some actors to play several
characters within the same skit with a few clever costume or prop changes.
Also, in some cases certain lines can be combined into one character
instead of spread between two or three.
If there is a specific skit you'd like to perform
but are worried about having enough people, just Contact
Us and I can tell you if it would be possible given your situation and
the specific skit you want.
have more female actors than I do males, is it possible to change some of
the male characters to female? Or vice-versa?
Absolutely. Many of the skits are written
with a specific gender in mind but don't always have to be
performed that way. Many of the characters are gender neutral and could be
played by either a male or female. Having said that, several of the skits do
require both male and female parts and could not easily be
changed. However, if you're in a bind, with a few creative costumes
any person could play any of the roles.
can't I buy a skit that is part of a set/series?
Usually skits that are part of a set build upon
each other from week to week and purchasing one without the context of the
others will not make sense to the audience.
|Is it ever
possible to buy one skit instead of the whole series?
Yes, in some cases where the skits may be part of
a central theme but that don't necessarily build on one another. The
sets/series will indicate whether or not one skit can be purchased
separately or must be purchased as a complete set.
many copies of the skit can I make after I've downloaded it?
Once you buy a skit you are free to make as many copies as you
need. However, please only distribute the copies within your own group
or organization. You have permission to copy the skit for your own
needs, but you may not sell or give the skit away to anyone else.
|Can I change or edit
the skit without getting into copyright issues?
If you'd like to
change or edit a skit, feel free to do so, however, please retain the information listed at the
bottom of each skit, including my name and website. If you do change
large portions of the skit's content, include something like "Based on an
original script by Rayeann Longwell, from www.skitsandstuff.com"
or "based on an idea from Rayeann Longwell at www.skitsandstuff.com,"
at the bottom of your page. You may not sell
the changed scripts without violating copyright laws.
possible to get a refund on Drama Skits?
skits are downloaded electronically (online through the web) we cannot
issue a refund once the skit has been downloaded.
under extenuating circumstances will a refund be issued for skits.