VideoAudioWritingPhotosResumeContactLinks
Official website of Seattle-area actor and writer Nathaniel Jones

• Racism •

                                   GREG
            Can you believe all the racist stuff going on in this campaign? It makes me sick!

                                   JAMES
            Yes, it's sad that in the 21st century, people think this is an acceptable political strategy.

                                   GREG
            It just makes me sick, I tell ya. Because, I mean - I'm no racist. I mean, if I were, would I
            have invited you here for dinner? Speaking of which - honey, how's dinner coming along?

                                   TERRY
            Just about finished. You guys can come sit down, if you're ready.

                                   GREG
            Fantastic. Do you need any help setting the table?

                                   TERRY
            Nope - already covered. I've even set out the good silverware.

                                   GREG
            Do you hear that, James? We set the good silverware right out on the table - didn't hide it
            or anything. How about that? Huh? Would a racist do that?

                                   JAMES
            Uh, listen, Greg, I don't think you're a racist, so, you really don't need to prove it to me.

                                   GREG
            Who's trying to - prove- no, I'm not - I didn't even - who's - I'm like, "here I am having
            a nice chat, with my friend James. Oh, what, he's black? I didn't even - that's even
            better." No, I mean, not better, you know, just - equality.

                                   JAMES
            Just relax, man, don't even worry about it. 

                                   TERRY
            Dinner is served! James - I hope you like fried chicken.

                                   GREG
            NO! (throws the chicken across the room) Oh dear, that was - total coincidence! I mean,
            you may not even like chicken, how would we know - no way we could have guessed - 

                                   JAMES
            Greg! Calm down. I love fried chicken.

                                   GREG
            Do you? (picks the chicken back up and puts it on the table) Well, that is news, because I
            certainly hadn't assumed that you would - that is, I mean, I like fried chicken, and I'm no
            racist, so that why shouldn't you be able to, without also being racist, enjoy it, also? 

                                   JAMES
            What is your problem?

                                   GREG
            Nothing! I was just saying that I enjoy fried chicken, and there's nothing racist about
            that!

                                   JAMES
            Seriously - stop it. Everything smells delicious, Terry.

                                   TERRY
            Why thank you! It's an old family recipe. Would you like light meat or dark meat?

                                   GREG
            NO! (throws the chicken again) Both types are equal!

                                   JAMES
            I'm sorry - I can't take this. Thank you for your hospitality. Greg, I'll see you at work.

                                   TERRY
            Oh, don't go - we've got all of this food. And, I picked up a fresh watermelon for dessert!

                                   GREG
            NO! (punts the watermelon off stage) Come back! She didn't mean it! Well, he's gone.
            This always happens! Oh well - hopefully things go better tomorrow when Lopez comes
            over for dinner.

                                   TERRY
            I should think so. I'm going to try a new recipe for tamales.

                                   GREG
            NO!


2009 - Nathaniel Jones