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MINI PLAY FOR TEACHERS TO USE IN CLASS

Each month we include a ‘mini play’ to be used in schools and youth groups. This month’s focus is on homophobia and may not be suitable for all ages.

Use this as a springboard for discussion and a way to find interesting and dramatic ways to bring the script to life.

The character of Sam is stood on their own and talking to the audience about their life, hopes and aspirations.

This play is a monologue.

Sam:

I was born in a hospital. I have ten fingers and ten toes, two eyes, two ears, one nose, one mouth. I looked no dif- ferent to you. I say “ouch” when I scrape my knee or get a paper cut. I get upset when something sad happens to me. Sometimes I cry. Sometimes I try to bottle it all up in- side. Sometimes I laugh it off.

I have a crush on someone but I’m not brave enough to tell them how I feel. I have fights with my Dad and I have fights with my Mum. I fight over the TV with my brother and sis- ter. I miss my Grandma.

I really like riding my bike. I try to cycle as fast as I can because the high speed and the danger that I could lose my balance and come flying off it is exciting to me.

I’m not sure what I want to be when I grow up. I’d like people to know my name and to be interested in what I do. I’d like to make a difference. I’d like to help people in some way but also to have lots of fun and make lots of money so that I can help my family. I want to retire know- ing that I’ve been successful in what I set out to do and that people will thank me for it. I’d like to be comfort- able in my old age.

I’d like to have children one day. I don’t mind if I have a boy or a girl. If I could, I’d like to have at least five children. I love the idea of having a big family and that in years to come, my kids will be all grown up and bigger than me and living happy lives.

I hope I can keep being healthy. I know you can never be too careful these days. There are so many diseases flying around and sometimes you can never know the person you’re with. They could be lying about their past, and you won’t know until you’re in the Doctor’s office being given some Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36
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