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The Bully Plays

The Bully Plays

Written by Sandra Fenichel Asher, Cherie Bennett, Max Bush, José Casas, Gloria Bond Clunie, Eric Coble, Doug Cooney, Linda Daugherty, Lisa Dillman, Richard Dresser, José Cruz González, Stephen Gregg, D.W. Gregory, Brian Guehring, Dwayne Hartford, Barry Kornhauser, Trish Lindberg, Brett Neveu, Ernie Nolan, R.N. Sandberg, Geraldine Ann Snyder, Werner Trieschmann, Elizabeth Wong and Y York. Compiled and edited by Linda Habjan.

Product Code: BG4000

  • Collection
  • Comedy | Drama

Rights and availability
Please note: The titles in this collection must be licensed through the collection book itself. None of the titles within have a separate playbook.

* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

$11.95 /book

Min. Royalty Rate: $15/perf

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Synopsis

This anthology was commissioned in response to the growing epidemic of bullying and the all-too-often tragic results. The anthology includes 24 10-minute plays that may be performed in any combination or length and in a variety of venues. The plays are touching, imaginative, powerful, uplifting and funny. This collection of short plays will challenge, inspire and enlighten your audiences and help you confront the issue of bullying in a constructive and creative way.

Details

  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Collection
  • Product Code BG4000
  • Cast Size 4
  • Pages 264
  • Min. Royalty Rate $15/perf
  • Cost $11.95

Categories

  • Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School
  • Performing Group Elementary School | Middle School | High School
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781583427231
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Included Titles

Alex (a conversation about nothing) By José Casas.

A teenager poignantly tells his dad how a bullied classmate resorted to physical violence. In the process, we discover this boy's insight on the issue of bullying and how it affects the innocent victims.

  • Product Code: AF5000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 1m.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Beasts By Ernie Nolan.

In ancient Greece, young Theseus enters a labyrinth to destroy a rumored beast. But when human and creature come face to face, the lines between beast and boy become blurred.

  • Product Code: BG6000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 6m., 2w., gender flexible
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Blu By Gloria Bond Clunie.

As they search for a missing journal, a brother and his friends discover how Blu, a fantastic eighth-grade artist, battles the bullying that threatens to turn his 'technicolor world' gray.

  • Product Code: BH2000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 2m., 3w., 1m. or w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Bully-Bully By Cherie Bennett.

With the help of her goodie-two-shoes alter-ego and her hilarious Master Thespian dog, Teddie, a teen girl who just wants to be popular and fit in learns that if you aren't part of the solution, then you're part of the problem.

  • Product Code: BK3000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 3w., 1 either
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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The Bully Pulpit By Dwayne Hartford.

Barbara wants to be class president so that she can stamp out bullying.

  • Product Code: BG9000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 2m., 3w., or 1m., 4w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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A Bully There Be By Lisa Dillman.

In a royal palace in the long-ago land of Once Upon a Time, a lowly serving wench schools an arrogant prince as to the causes and consequences of his insistent bullying of the court jester.

  • Product Code: BH4000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 2m., 1w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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A Bunch of Clowns By Sandra Fenichel Asher.

When New Kid arrives at school

  • Product Code: BK4000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 5 to 8, or many more, either gender
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Bystander Blues By Trish Lindberg.

The inner thoughts of a group of bystanders watching a bullying incident, along with the feelings of the target, are highlighted in this short play which seeks to understand the power of the bystander in any bullying situation.

  • Product Code: BG8000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 3m., 7w., (5 actors with doubling )
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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The Conundrum By Brett Neveu.

Ken and Tony reflect back to a time where Tony's attitude and Ken's sarcastic opinion were hiding deeper feelings of fear and humiliation. After analyzing what they did wrong, they play the scenario out again, with much different results.

  • Product Code: CJ6000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 2m.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Downhill By Eric Coble.

How does a distant corporate executive having a bad day threaten to ruin the coloring plans of a little girl in elementary school? Downhill comically explores the inevitable flow of fear and impatience, and what, if anything, can be done to halt it.

  • Product Code: DC6000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 5 either gender
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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The Final Testimony of Henry Samsom By Y York.

The ultimate court judges a teenager accused of sexual misconduct and worse. Alice is happy, Peter is concerned, Henry is in denial, and the Kid in the Expensive Suit is tired of waiting.

  • Product Code: FC5000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 3m., 1w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Flash Mob By Elizabeth Wong.

When her tennis racket is stolen again, Izzie is fed up and finally tells her tennis coach. But instead of being protected, now she's vilified at school as a snitch, and her relentless tormentors follow her home via the World Wide Web.

  • Product Code: FC4000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 5m., 5w., 25 extras
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Gasp, Farrah & Monster By Jos

Gasp, Farrah & Monster follow three adult characters who were bullied as young people. They all share their experiences and the outcomes that would change their lives forever.

  • Product Code: GA8000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 2m., 1w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Glorious Gail By Max Bush.

Gail is awakened on the beach by her boyfriend at 9 o'clock in the morning. But she can't remember how she got there, or who wrote those words on her, or what happened last night. Then photos of her begin to appear on the web.

  • Product Code: GA9000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 2m., 3w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Happy Birthday, Heather Higby By Stephen Gregg.

Mercy Nightingale has devised a plan to destroy her classmate and arch-nemesis, Heather Higby. Her plan involves the audience. Charlene wants to stop Mercy, and her plan involves the audience too, but in a surprising way.

  • Product Code: HC3000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 4w., 8 either, extras
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Her By Geraldine Ann Snyder.

A clique of high-school bullies target "Her" at school. The result of the constant abuse is tragic.

  • Product Code: HB9000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 2m., 3w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Here Be Dragons By Doug Cooney.

Can a victim be a bully? Can a bully be a victim? Students on a field trip to a natural history museum debate the nature of bullying and self-protection with three unlikely dinosaurs.

  • Product Code: HB8000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 2m., 1w., 3 either gender.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Mindless, Drooling, Teenage Zombie Bullies By Brian Guehring.

Colleen faces increasing homophobic name calling and rumors in her high school. A freak chemical accident in chem lab causes the homophobia to quickly become contagious, and soon Colleen is surrounded by mindless, drooling teenage zombie bullies!

  • Product Code: MK8000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 2m., 5w., 3 either gender, plus a chorus of teen zombies
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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The New Kid By Richard Dresser.

Adults portray middle-school students, one of whom gets bullied. Students portray the parents, who manage through love, good intentions, and a firm sense of right and wrong to make the situation infinitely worse.

  • Product Code: N70000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 4m., 3w., 3 adults (2m., 1w.) and 4 students (2m., 2w.)
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Nobody Nose (The Trouble I've Seen) By Barry Kornhauser.

In this wordless play, two characters with red noses confront a third with a blue nose, only to learn that a nose that is different is nothing to pick on.

  • Product Code: N83000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 3 either gender
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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"Send" By Linda Daugherty.

Alyssa sends an inappropriate picture of herself to her boyfriend. After their breakup, he texts the picture on to his new girlfriend. Alyssa's photo goes viral and she sinks into depression while those responsible face unexpected consequences.

  • Product Code: SW9000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 3m., 4w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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The Shirt By R.N. Sandberg.

Hardy is the top dog, the leader of the pack, the one most other students look up to, or fear. When conflict over a new shirt develops, however, Hardy and three classmates discover something about themselves and their relationships.

  • Product Code: SW8000
  • Genre: Drama
  • Cast Size: 4 either
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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We're Your Friends By Werner Trieschmann.

For Cindy, friendship with Stacy and Amy doesn't mean what it means to everybody else in high school. The friendship is bullying in disguise, and Cindy has to figure out how to survive her two best friends.

  • Product Code: WE1000
  • Genre: Comedy|Drama
  • Cast Size: 3w.
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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What Goes Around By D.W. Gregory.

A bullying boss sets off an emotional chain reaction that comes back to him in ways he never imagined.

  • Product Code: WE2000
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Cast Size: 3m., 3w., 3-5 either (2m., 2w. with doubling)
  • Approx. Run Time: 10 minutes

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Customer Reviews

"This is a timely collection of short plays. They work great for a variety of different audiences. We performed some as a mainstage performance and others for state and national thespian festivals. Great for junior high through high school."
Review by David Tate Hastings, Olathe South High School, Olathe, Kan.
"The Bully Plays are an accessible yet thought-provoking collection of one-acts. The titles included provide something for everyone looking to approach the topic of bullying."
Review by Blair Cromwell, Dallas High School, Dallas, Ore.

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Production Map

Location City State Opens Closes
Thurston Middle School Laguna Beach California 11/1/2017 6/22/2018
North Carolina Theatre Conservatory Raleigh North Carolina 12/8/2017 12/8/2017
Salisbury High Salisbury North Carolina 12/7/2017 12/7/2017
Bryan Middle St Charles Missouri 3/2/2018 3/2/2018
Central High School auditorium Independence Oregon 1/10/2018 1/13/2018

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