Eight Great Monologues Dealing with Bullying

Part of the beauty and magic of theatre is that we can use drama to give voice to an emotion, challenge or experience we might not otherwise express. Below are eight monologues that center around the idea of bullying in some capacity. Whether it is covering your ears in the shower, imagining you’re a shark, or instructing teddy bears to jump out a window, these dramatic, comedic or darkly comedic monologues show different ways people cope with the effects of bullying.

Most of these monologues can be played by male or female actors, and they range from approximately 1-3 minutes long.

Eight Great Monologues Dealing with Bullying

Abhay and the Banana:
This boy has lost his mother, his father, and now strange men are trying to take away his home. Abhay is young, but he has pride, strength and loyalty, and stands up the way he knows how. This monologue comes from the full-length dramatic play, For My Silent Sisters.
-Drama, teen, young adult, male (or female)

Covering My Ears:
Whatever pain you experience, there are times when you want to cover your ears, and go somewhere else. A great sensory-based monologue as the character feels water covering her face.
-Drama, teen, any age, female (or male)

Purple Banana Nose:
A man with an intellectual disability speaks to a police officer about a robbery he was inadvertently part of. Despite how he has been treated, he does not want to betray his “friends" who have let him take the fall for the crime.
-Drama, teen, any age, male (or female)

I Am a Shark:
A child is bullied at an outing to the beach, but he knows how to call on his strength to endure. He feels no pain. He is a shark. A great sensory-based monologue as the character feels burning sand under his feet
-Drama, children, teen, young adult, male (or female)

No More Mirrors:
A girl has been held against her will and she copes the best way she can. (This powerful monologue makes reference to physical assault and drugs.) This monologue comes from the full-length dramatic play, For My Silent Sisters.
-Drama, teen, young adult, adult, female

No Release:
When we encounter difficult situations, we’re told crying can give us a good release. But what if it doesn’t?
-Drama, teen, any age, female (or male)

March In Line:
This person has been bullied long enough and she is now making a point her community won’t forget.
-Dark Comedy, children, teen, young adult, female (or male)

The Mud Puddle:
This child has literally been pushed into a mud puddle two times already. Enough is enough for this girl standing up to a bully!
-Comedy, children, female