Breaking the Silence
Breaking the Silence of Bullying is a play for educators and community leaders written to ignite a discussion about bullying. Each of its three acts illustrates examples of bullying endured by Cheryl, a middle school student struggling with the loss of her mother at home and the cruelty of one particular boy, Wallace, at school. Wallace’s sidekick is Vernon, who serves as a cheerleader for Wallace’s intimidating behaviors. Finally, the play gives us a look at the tragic home life of Wallace, who bears the brunt of his father’s pain and anger due to the mother’s abandonment of the family. Confused and abused, Wallace and Cheryl both make a reckless decision in an attempt to resolve their silent heartbreak. Curriculum is included with the play. *Please contact the author for a separate DVD and DVD-Based Curriculum based on this play.