A Toxic Relationship

For the final assignment, I plan to collaborate with Claire to perform a scene between two characters who are in a toxic relationship:

Some basic character details:
1. Violet  (played by Claire) – INFP personality
She’s a problem solver and planner. Violet is a pacifist: Due to her family background, she hates starting fights or causing scenes and is usually the one doing the placating whenever the other party is upset. She’s been in a relationship with Serene for 2 years, but still doesn’t know if she’s happy or not (it swings back and forth between the two).

2. Serene (played by Lauren) – ENTJ personality
Serene has narcissistic tendencies cultivated from an extremely spoiled upbringing. She often manipulates and gaslights when she starts arguments with Violet, usually turning issues around so Violet sees that she’s in the wrong and apologises. On her bad days, she is impulsive and moody. Her good days show her charismatic, loving and witty side.

The scenario: After months of stagnancy in the relationship, Violet plans a date at a park to reignite the romance. Things reach a boiling point when Serene’s dark mood rears its head again.

Rough script: Domestic Violet_Acting

My Character

My Character, Diana, is a ditzy waitress in her 20’s who aims to open her own salon as a beautician. Due to her clumsy nature and lack of EQ skills, she has cycled through dozens of jobs after somehow screwing up in each one. One example of her lack of social skills is that she’s too honest, therefore she always manages to offend or amuse somehow due to her blunt tongue.

Waitressing at a famous hotel is her latest job. Diana desperately doesn’t want to get fired again because she’s in dire need of money to survive and she still wants to save for her dream salon. She grew up in a household with a pageant mum and two other sisters (all were forced into pageants since they were young till puberty when they learned to rebel). Diana and her sisters grew up with a skewed sense of self-image: they subconsciously hold their mum’s values, that “looks matter above all else in order to succeed in life”, which is why Diana feels being a beautician is the right choice since she gets to help people be beautiful while maintaining herself as well.

Dramatic Situation:

Diana’s on her first week at work as a waitress and she’s on her best behaviour. As she starts her shift, little by little, she annoys the patrons and her co-workers with her shenanigans. She seals her fate when she accidentally spills tea all over a well-known food critic’s lap.