Monologue: Alex

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Alex, a high school freshman who has been a target of bullying behavior for years, has had enough of it.

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ALEX
I'm so sick of this.  I'm SO done.  Everyday goes so fast.  I can't keep up.  At school I don't know what to say to anyone.  So many other people have it just right.  Laura has just the right thing to say at just the right time.  Laura always gets the biggest laughs from everyone, even teachers.  I can be funny, I just have to think about it a little longer.  How does she DO it?  It's like she has a script, all of them do, and I have to improvise.  Like, one day, when our biology teacher made a really corny joke, suddenly it came to me, like a "pop," like a static electricity shock-- I thought of the funniest thing to say back, and I tried to say it out loud, but it was just really quiet, and only Laura could hear me.  She looks over, and says, "Alex, seriously?  Grow up."  Then SHE raises her hand, and says exactly what I just said, and everyone laughed their heads off.  It's not fair, but whatever.  I guess I am getting used to it.
(Beat.)
That's not true.  I'm not used to it at all.

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Did You Know?


Meron Langsner was a highly sought-after movement/stage combat workshop instructor through the METG (Massachesetts Educational Theatre Guild) Master Classes program for several years.