The Confessional


A contrite but somewhat reserved woman finds that her priest has an unexpected new way of extracting her confession.

This comedy had a table read at a writer's class recently and had the room in stitches. It's a very clever script that forces the woman to really act the pants off it and the priest to be so aloof that it adds to the ramping up of the tension that elicits the confession to come out in full.

The reveal is exquisite and unexpected.


Female Characters
Male Characters
Intimacy / Contact
Character Descriptions
Male priest (40s plus) and a female congregation member (30s)


No. of Locations
Location Description
Confessional booth in a church
Props Required

Budget Estimate

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How much?!
1. Cheap as Chips  
2. Help Required
3. Deep Pockets


Here are the comments from our panel of screenwriter professionals about this script.

THE CONFESSIONAL packs a hell of a lot of comedy into its short page count! Making use of comic tropes such as game show buzzers, religious allegory, and a twist ending, this tiny script hits all the buttons. Hilarious and genuinely made me laugh out loud, not an easy thing to do!

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