"The Bully Plays": The final 8 plays in the collection

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A middle school set for "The Bully Plays". R.M. Flynn

The Bully Plays is a collection of 24 ten-minute plays.  As the title suggests, each play is about an instance of bullying, the effect of being a bully or being bullied, or an artistic expression of how bullying looks and feels. The plays are especially suitable for performance by mature middle school students, high school students, and young adults.

The first eight plays and available roles are summarized in this article.

The second eight plays and available roles are summarized here.

The final eight plays and available roles are summarized below.

17. Here Be Dragons by Doug Cooney

A group of middle school kids are on a field trip to a dinosaur exhibit. The dinosaur characters comment among themselves about the actions of the students. After both groups have learned something about the other, the audience is left to wonder who the fiercer creatures are—the dinosaurs or the students?

Cast size: This play can accommodate 6 actors.

Male Characters: 2

Female Characters: 1

Characters that could be played by either males or females: 3

Setting: Natural History Museum in the present

Content issue? None

18. Mindless, Drooling, Teenage Zombie Bullies by Brian Guehring

A chemistry experiment goes awry and infects the student population turning them into homophobic zombies.  The zombies want to search out and destroy those who they believe are homosexual and/or supportive of the LGBT community.

Cast size: This play can accommodate 7 actors and a host of zombies and GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) members.

Male Characters: 2

Female Characters: 5

Characters that could be played by either males or females: Many in the ensemble roles

Setting: A school, a home, and party in the present

Content Issues? Homophobia, derogatory language

19. The New Kid by Richard Dresser

A new boy at school crosses paths with a bully. When the parents of the two students get together to talk things out, much is discovered about the bully and his upbringing, giving the new kid strength in understanding.

Cast size: This play can accommodate 7 actors.

Male Characters: 4

Female Characters: 3

Characters that could be played by either males or females: 0

Setting: A school and a house in the present

Content issues? None

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

In action performed without any words and only a few sound effects, this play illustrates “the life cycle” of a bully. Two clowns who rejoice in having the same nose seek to ruin the nose of a different clown only to end up ruining their own noses in the process. Their gain quickly becomes their loss through the act of bullying.

Cast size: 3

Characters that could be played by either males or females: 3

Setting: Bare stage in a time that could be anytime

Content Issues? None

21. "Send" by Linda Daugherty

Camera phones in the hands of teenagers go terribly wrong as a nude “sext” goes viral around the school the minute a girl hits “send.” What the characters learn is that sending a nude photograph is more than bullying—it’s against the law.

Cast size: This play can accommodate 7 actors.

Male Characters: 3

Female Characters: 4

Characters that could be played by either males or females: 0

Setting: Bare stage in the present

Content Issues? References to nudity

22. The Shirt by R.N. Sandberg

A shirt makes the rounds among students first by means of bullying and eventually via kindness. It is transferred four different times by four different examples of the power that image and pressure have on students.

Cast size: This play can accommodate 4 actors.

Characters that could be played by either males or females: 4

Setting: Bare stage in the present

Content Issues? Language, homophobia

23. We're Your Friends by Werner Trieschmann

A group of girls spend the afternoon peer pressuring their friend. How much damage can people who insist that they are looking out for your best interests because they are “your friends” do?

Cast size: This play can accommodate 3 actors.

Male characters: 0

Female characters: 3

Characters that could be played by either males or females: 0

Setting: Locations in and around a present-day high school, possibly in front of a screen.

Content Issues? Language

24. What Goes Around by D.W. Gregory

A boss begins a chain reaction of bullying with an unanticipated effect: The bullying circles back to the bully. This play presents a cycle of bully to victim, victim to new victim, and new victim back to the original bully.

Cast size: This play can accommodate as few as 4 actors and as many as 11+ actors.

Male characters: 3

Female characters: 3

Characters that could be either male or female: 5

Setting: Bare stage in the present

Content Issues? None

The Bully Plays is a collection of 24 ten-minute plays. Read about the other plays in these articles:

The Bully Plays: The first 8 plays in the collection

The Bully Plays: The second 8 plays in the collection

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Flynn, Rosalind. ""The Bully Plays": The final 8 plays in the collection." ThoughtCo, Sep. 1, 2016, thoughtco.com/the-bully-plays-the-final-8-plays-2713574. Flynn, Rosalind. (2016, September 1). "The Bully Plays": The final 8 plays in the collection. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/the-bully-plays-the-final-8-plays-2713574 Flynn, Rosalind. ""The Bully Plays": The final 8 plays in the collection." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/the-bully-plays-the-final-8-plays-2713574 (accessed September 21, 2017).