Lenny, The smartest kid At Wilson Middle School is constantly picked on by Steve, the biggest bully. What happens when the two get on the wrong bus and end up at a new school? They face bullying from the biggest threat of all; "sweet", commanding Meg. Unlikely friendships form and all three come to terms with what it means to be a bully.
An entertaining plot, energetic score and positive message told through story and character makes THE BULLY a play that young audiences can relate to without the feeling of being taught a lesson.
THE BULLY was originally commissioned by Vital Theatre Company, NY, in 2005 with direction by Suzu McConnel-Wood. In 2008 it was presented under the direction of Troy Miller and was remounted in 2012 with direction by Linda Ames Key. The first regional production was presented at Ivoryton Playhouse under the direction of Dan Nischan.
David L. Williams (Book) is a graduate of the theatre department of Cornell University, where he was a four time award recipient in the Heerman’s-McCalmon Playwriting contest, and recently received his MFA in Playwriting from the University of Nebraska. He has written more than twenty-five plays and musicals. He is a member of the Dramatist Guild and has won the Riverside Stage Company’s Founder’s Award and the EBE Ensemble’s “You Fill In The Blank” festival. Additionally he has been named a finalist in Inkwell Theatre’s Inkubator Festival (Washington, D.C.) and a two-time finalist in HotCity Theatre’s GreenHouse New Play Festival (St. Louis). His career highlights include having four of his plays and musicals selected for the New York International Fringe Festival. His work has also been produced in Illinois, California, Massachusetts, Florida, and Washington, D.C. He recently moved to Bellefonte, PA with his wonderful wife Kathleen. http://www.playwrightdavid.com/
Vital Theatre, performed at the McGinn/Cazale Theater NYC, directed by Suzu McConnel-Wood.
John Gregor (Music and Lyrics) John Gregor’s musical WITH GLEE (Book, Music and Lyrics) opened Off-Broadway at the Kirk Theatre to sold out audiences and rave reviews. He is also composer and lyricist of PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL, based on the book by Elizabeth and Victoria, produced from London to San Diego. His musical adaptation of Gogol’s tragicomic short story THE OVERCOAT (Book and Lyrics) has been presented in London at the Bridewell Theatre, Barrington Stage Company and The New York International Fringe Festival. John has also been commissioned to write several theater for young audience musicals, including THE INVENTION OF EDISON at Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. He holds an MFA in musical theatre writing from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and a degree in musical theatre from Emerson College. www.johngregormusic.com
Vital Theatre Production, performed at 45 Bleecker Street Theater.
Vital Theatre, performed at the McGinn/Cazale Theater NYC, directed by Linda Ames Key.
Ivoryton Playhouse Production, directed by Dan Nischan.