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The Bully Plays

"This collection of plays is funny, sad, powerful and important. Bullying is a catch-phrase for treating others as less than human. All of these plays help teenagers develop their moral imaginations and see that there is no us/them. There is only us. The Bully Plays is a tasty antidote to our toxic teen culture."

Mary Pipher, Ph.D., Author of Reviving Ophelia

  • Collection / Anthology
  • Comedy, Drama
  • 10 minutes

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Target Audience: Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18), Children (Age 6 - 10), Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Bare Stage/Simple Set

  • Performance Group:
  • College Theatre / Student, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary
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. 

A botched chemistry experiment creates a horde of homophobic teenage zombie bullies. A teenager poignantly relates to his dad how a bullied classmate resorted to physical violence. Three dinosaurs at a museum surprise three bickering kids on a school outing. A bully is forced to confront his victim "on the other side." A boy confronts a beast in ancient Greece who provides him with a different perspective on who's the beast. A girl on the anti-bullying crusade must face her own bullying. High-school kids discuss the heartbreak of realizing they contributed to a classmate's death by remaining bystanders. A mother and brother try to come to terms with the suicide of their "technicolor" son and brother. 

The trickle-down effect of bullying is explored in several plays, along with the dangers of cyberbullying. The collection also includes a mimed piece and a play in rhymed verse. 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.

Plays in this collection:
Alex (a conversation about nothing)'
Beasts
BLU
Bully-Bully
The Bully Pulpit
A Bully There Be
A Bunch of Clowns
Bystander Blues
The Conundrum
Downhill
The Final Testimony of Henry Samson
Flash Mob
Gasp, Farrah & Monster
Glorious Gail
Happy Birthday, Heather Higby (I Am Plotting Your Doom)
Her
Here Be Dragons
Mindless, Drooling, Teenage Zombie Bullies
The New Kid
Nobody Nose (The Trouble I've Seen)
"Send"
The Shirt
We're Your Friends
What Goes Around

REVIEWS:

"This collection of plays is funny, sad, powerful and important. Bullying is a catch-phrase for treating others as less than human. All of these plays help teenagers develop their moral imaginations and see that there is no us/them. There is only us. The Bully Plays is a tasty antidote to our toxic teen culture."

 Mary Pipher, Ph.D., Author of Reviving Ophelia

  • Casting: 25M or F
  • Casting Attributes: Reduced casting (Doubling Possible), Flexible casting, Features Teens, Expandable casting

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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.

A botched chemistry experiment creates a horde of homophobic teenage zombie bullies. A teenager poignantly relates to his dad how a bullied classmate resorted to physical violence. Three dinosaurs at a museum surprise three bickering kids on a school outing. A bully is forced to confront his victim on the other side. A boy confronts a beast in ancient Greece who provides him with a different perspective on who's the beast. A girl on an anti-bullying crusade must face her own bullying. High-school kids discuss the heartbreak of realizing they contributed to a classmate's death by remaining bystanders. A mother and brother try to come to terms with the suicide of their technicolor son and brother.

The trickle-down effect of bullying is explored in several plays, along with the dangers of cyber-bullying. The collection also includes a mimed piece and a play in rhymed verse. 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. 

$19.95