10 Monologues from the Bullies and the Bullied
Written by Tiffany Weagly-Wilkie
December 20, 2016
Everyone has experienced bullying at some point in their lives, especially these characters. We present ten monologues from characters who are either the bullied or the bullies. We’ve even included links to where you can find the monologues on our site. Happy monologuing!
A monologue from John Singer Sargent and Madame X by Rosary O’Neill
(Male, Dramatic, 30s – Mature)
Claude humiliates his student hoping he will stop painting and leave town.
A monologue from Bull by Mike Bartlett
(Female, Dramatic, 20s)
An office. Isobel and her two male colleagues, Thomas and Tony, wait for their boss Carter to arrive. Carter is performing an office ‘cull’ and will sack one of them today. In order to safeguard their positions, Isobel and Tony have ganged up on Thomas. They bully him and convince Carter that Thomas is the one who should be fired. The speech that follows comes at the very end of the play following Thomas’s dismissal.
A monologue from Bunny by Jack Thorne
(Female, Comedic, 18-22)
Various locations in London. Katie has met her older boyfriend Abe, a twenty-four-year-old black man, at the school gates. It is a hot day, and Abe goes to buy an ice cream. As he eats it walking down the street, a boy on a bicycle comes past and knocks his ice cream out of his hand. Abe reacts instinctively and kicks the wheels of the bike, sending the boy flying. A fight then breaks out between the two with Katie looking on in surprise. She then somewhat randomly tells us about how she envies the way fat people can eat with abandon.
A monologue from One Good Thing by Don Zolidis
(Male or Female, Serio-Comic, Any Age)
Travis sits in class at school, Kimberly (his crush) sits close by him. They are listening to the morning announcements; midway through, Erynne runs in late. This monologue is intercut with their teacher, Miss Windhorst, attempting to begin class a number of different times, attempting to teach the lesson of George Washington’s retreat from New York. This announcer is quite boisterous, adding in his own (oftentimes crass) commentary on the announcements of the day.
A monologue from Creature Features (Modern Day Mutants) by Christian Kiley
(Male, Comedic, Juniors – 20s)
When teen Cyrano is bullied by The Normals, instead of fighting back, he makes fun of his own nose. Cyrano’s monologue is a modern day spin on the character Cyrano De Bergerac, who uses the same type of humor to thwart his enemies.
Army by Cullen Douglas
(Male, Dramatic, Adult 30s – 40s)
In this standalone piece, it is morning in an army recruitment office. Staff Sergeant Todd Phillip is at his desk. A shaggy-haired boy, who looks on the younger side of 18, steps into the room, hoping to enlist. Phillips uses his power of intimidation to humiliate the boy into leaving.
A monologue from Monorail by Michael Wanzie
(Male, Comedic, 20’s – Mature)
This monologue opens the play. The ensemble has just finished singing their opening number “Monorail Inferno,” which realizes the juxtaposition between the happiest place on earth and the miserable experience that lies ahead for those who are riding. This pilot welcomes the passengers to the monorail. He describes various features around them that date the play back to the way Disney looked in 1985, throwing in his best “bad” Disney jokes along the way.
A monologue from A Christmas Carol by Daris Howard
(Male, Serio-Comedic, 14 – 20s)
Scrooge is watching this scene with the Ghost of Christmas Present. He watches his nephew Fred, having a very merry Christmas with his wife and others. They are celebrating the joy of the season at a party. In this monologue, Fred expresses how he feels sorry for his uncle Scrooge. Others chime in to voice their distaste of Scrooge, while Fred defends his uncle; he is but an old man who is stuck in his ways. All the more reason to be merrier on his behalf!
A monologue from Norman! by DT Arcieri
(Male or Female, Dramatic, 20s – Mature)
Norman has sought out a variety of methods to get a hold of his severe anxiety. After losing his wife and job he is willing to try anything. From conventional to new age, he is on a journey to find the root of his mental illness. The following speech takes place inside of Norman’s mind. This is his memory of the time he was a keynote speaker. It was his breakdown at this event that resulted in losing his job. Since this is in Norman’s memory the Host is played from his perspective. He/she is over dramatized like a bad nightmare but unfortunately everything they are saying is true.
A monologue from Love (Awkwardly) by John Rotondo and Maryann Carolan
(Male, Comedic, 14- 22)
Eddie begins the play with this monologue. He is an awkward high school junior, the “ugly chicken” as he calls himself, cast aside for his ineptness; he is not a child anymore, but he is not quite a capable adult yet. To complicate things even more, Eddie is also in love with his best friend who does not reciprocate his feelings. In this monologue, Eddie validates his feelings of confusion and angst that are so readily pushed aside by the adults in his life.
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