Plays That Address Bullying

Wednesday, October 10, 2018


Plays That Address Bullying


October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Use our plays to serve as a catalyst for realistic discussions about bullying.


 By Jonathan Turner Smith 

8 m, 6 w


Dramatic One-Act Play

The Losers' Club

A group of outcast high school students in a small Texas town have formed “The Losers’ Club.” On homecoming evening, these 12 students kidnap the star football player, Joe Taylor, and homecoming queen nominee, Tawny Harris, who have ignored, bullied, and ridiculed members of the club for years. Lead by Trenton, a 17-year-old Goth, the club members put the condescending Joe and Tawny on trial for “crimes committed against their fellow students.” Each member of the “jury” details how he or she has been harassed by Joe, Tawny, and their friends, and how their lives have been affected by the abuse. What is revealed in the testimonies and the result of the trial is a surprise to all.

"For the first time in my 15 years of teaching Drama, kids spontaneously erupted into applause at the conclusion of the first read. The script really spoke to them. Our production was hugely successful. Students, parents, and teachers were wowed by it. The discussions it spurred were priceless. I can not recommend this piece highly enough. Do it, you will not be sorry."

-- John Burroughs Middle School, Los Angeles, CA


More Plays That Address Bullying


By Will Ledesma

3 m, 3 w, 1 voice

*Opportunities for discussing peer pressure and bullying could follow the play. 


Play for Young Audiences

Secret Identity: An Adventure in Peer Pressure

Friendship, adventure, integrity, an evil mime, a mysterious butler, stolen dinosaur bones, a man with a mailbox on his head -- it’s all just a part of the fun in this one act. Follow the heroic adventures of Princess Mystic Starfish, a charming and unconventional superheroine who battles her enemies with dogged persistence by firing bubbles in an attempt to confuse them (or possibly get soap in their eyes). Despite her unorthodox methods, the Princess’ success in apprehending wrongdoers is somehow perfect. One day she is given an invitation to join the greatest international union of superheroes in the world—but in order to prove herself to her fellow heroes, she’ll have to take a course of action that goes against everything she’s stood for as a superhero. Meanwhile, her archenemy, the nefarious Naughty Naughty Noddingshire, is on the loose…again! With super villains on one side and peer pressure on the other, the Princess may need some help from her true friends to figure out who she really wants to be. Oh, and to save the world. That, too.  


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