ALEX: A RECESS MONOLOGUE

SHORT. Alex, a middle school student, confronts a bully after a lockdown drill.
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ALEX: A RECESS MONOLOGUE

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  • Karen Cecilia:
    23 Jul. 2018
    A well-crafted, relevant monologue. It takes the audience through the thoughts of a child as they practice something that is in their reality. A great piece for a young actor.
  • Claudia Haas:
    25 Apr. 2018
    So much fear, bravery and irony out of the mouth of a middle school student - and all is believable. The fact that a child this age has thought through lockdowns and what is workable and what is nonsense speaks volumes to the mindset of a school child today. Yes, 98 pound weaklings can be heroes. Bullies can be cowards. But there are no absolutes. Wyndham thoughtfully builds a scene with great detail. You picture the lockdown drill. You hear the desk being moved. You wish they didn't have to go through this.
  • Lindsay Partain:
    10 Apr. 2018
    We all become soldiers, partners in battle, when the threat of an active shooter enters into the mix. Asher Wyndham is such a treasure-- he highlights so well the new normal for students everywhere and their willingness to take that next step, to be the person who places themselves on the front lines of the blacktop. A great piece for theatres looking for pieces directly related to Gun Control or Gun Violence, or who are just looking for brilliant pieces of art that need to be staged immediately.

Development History

  • Reading
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    Protest Plays Project, Nu Sass Productions at the Pinch, Washington DC
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    2018
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    Gun Control Theatre Action, Minnesota Theatricals, Phoenix Theater, Minneapolis, MN
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    2018