Dennis Bush

Dennis Bush's plays have been performed in New York and throughout the United States and Canada, and elsewhere around the world. He has extensive credits as a writer, coach, and consultant. He has written commissioned theatrical texts for numerous clients and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America.
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  Daddy's Little Girl

i-Monologue by Dennis Bush

4 pages

By Dennis Bush


Meredith, a young woman, flies home to visit her father who is battling cancer. They talk about their common love, baseball, all day. Once back home, she begins to call her parents almost daily and is told not to worry-until one call when he father urges her to go out to dinner and think of him. He dies that night with a picture of her in his hand and a baseball game playing on TV. (drama)

  Never the Same

Resource by Dennis Bush

56 pages

Resource Book


Your actors will delve into these pieces with relish and your audiences will identify with all the characters, humorous and heartbreaking alike. All of the material has been workshopped and performed by high school-age actors as well as by professional performers. The collection features 16 monologues and 5 scenes for 2 characters. Of the monologues, 9 are for females and 7 for males, though some gender switching is workable. The material runs the gamut from quirky comedy to emotional and dramatic. Many of the pieces center on relationships, everything from "...

  No Taking It Back

i-Monologue by Dennis Bush

2 pages

By Dennis Bush


Judy tries to express her unrequited love, made more difficult by the recipient's lack of response. (drama)

  Practice Escapes

i-Monologue by Dennis Bush

2 pages

By Dennis Bush


Vanessa, a teenage girl, recalls her father humming when he left the family on weekends; perhaps it didn't rate the full-out whistling he did when he finally walked out on the family forever. She cried when he left that time, but wonders if it wasn't from her sense of relief, knowing she wouldn't have to experience his disappointment in them anymore. (drama)

  Red Stuffing

i-Monologue by Dennis Bush

3 pages

By Dennis Bush


Wendy, a teenager, always wanted to be a surgeon. She used to operate on her little sister's teddy bears. After a while that lost its appeal. Now she's started cutting on other things, even herself. (drama)

  Scary Visions

i-Monologue by Dennis Bush

3 pages

By Dennis Bush


Paige, in her late teens, reflects on riding in the car with her grandmother. Even though her grandma was a safe driver, Paige often seemed to foresee a terrible accident. When her grandmother does die in a car accident, Paige feels her visions are the cause. (drama)

  They Never Tell.Whole Story

i-Monologue by Dennis Bush

3 pages

By Dennis Bush


Young Melanie is carefully showing a friend the newspaper article. It was Take Your Daughter to Work Day and Melanie's father had taken her to his office. A man who had recently been fired-though not by her dad-returned waving a gun, pointing it at her. She recalls everything happened in slow motion as her dad jumped over his desk to shield her from the shot. The newspaper called him an innocent victim. She calls him a hero. (drama)

  Unmarried To Barry

i-Monologue by Dennis Bush

2 pages

By Dennis Bush


From laughter, to giggling, to crying, Sheila, a bride, tells how she left her future husband standing at the altar because of his name. (comedy)

  Voodoo And Cake

i-Monologue by Dennis Bush

2 pages

By Dennis Bush


Cassie, in her late teens, is fiercely intelligent and very impulsive. She is planning her revenge on a nurse, revenge which includes biting a Barbie, because she doesn't have a needle or voodoo doll in her present residential location. (drama)

  You're History

i-Monologue by Dennis Bush

2 pages

By Dennis Bush


  Front Page News

i-Monologue by Dennis Bush

3 pages

By Dennis Bush


Fletcher made front page news when the cops dragged him out of his home in handcuffs. But Fletcher didn't do it. No matter how many times he said so, the police didn't believe him, until the DNA test results came back. He was innocent and was released. That newspaper article, though, was hidden, way back on page 37. So don't judge Fletcher until you know him, and know his real story. (drama)

  Hip-Hop Quandary

i-Monologue by Dennis Bush

4 pages

By Dennis Bush


A successful businessman in his 30s, Elliot describes his new girlfriend Kim, a hipper, edgier younger woman into underground rappers. Being with her, he explains, is like traveling in a foreign country where the language and customs can be strange. But after all, life is an adventure. (drama)