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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  • Cheryl Bear:
    3 Sep. 2020
    The need to survive makes you into the best or worst of yourself, it's just a shame that children are put into that position far sooner than they should be. Well done.
  • 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.

Development History

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