|Taming of a
Bull-(Y) by Nicholas Conti
2 Women; 1 Teenage Girl; 2
- BRIDGETTE KELLY: 40-50’s; a bright, loving,
attractive woman with a wild sense of humor. An R.N., who works in the
OR at the Community Hospital. A good Mom, single parent, (widowed.) Had
to raise the kids and did a good job of it ever since her husband was
killed in Iraq, in Desert Storm in 1990. (Likes to joke with an Irish
- DAVE KELLY: 16-17 years., and a junior, the
youngest of the clan, good spirited, humorous, well liked & popular. On
Track team. A student (4.0). Excellent Tutor, in Math, and English.
- JUNE KELLY: 20’s, Her eldest, graduated
College; got her B.S. in computer engineering, works in the field.
Smart, pleasant, funny, and family oriented.
- GAIL: 15-17 years, a junior and David’s
girlfriend. Bright, attractive, humorous, supportive, likes (loves,)
- TANK: 17-19 years., is a Senior, a 300 pound
Line Backer…He has an indomitable place at the High School and they tend
to overlook complaints about him being a Bully because of his football
prowess and bulk. The intimidating Tank, stops Daniel; and frequently
bullies him into giving him money. Physically shoves him, stands nose to
nose with him; and threatens him. Has an offer of a full Sports
Scholarship to a local college when (if) he graduates. (Padding might be
necessary to make him appear to be 300 lbs.)
Ever been bullied in school?...Then you know how Dave
felt—-and at least can empathize with him. You see Dave’s nemesis, Tank, is
a High School Bully who has been consistently harassing him for weeks. Dave
insists on handling the situation himself without any help from his family
or the school staff. Fate, however, has a different plan, as Tank suddenly
finds himself with a scholastic problem - he won't graduate without some
serious tutoring. Talk about irony? The one who can help him the most is
Will Dave help? Maybe if Tank agrees to repay all of his
victims in full, along with a full apology.
Present day, Fall. A simple, one unit , basic kitchen.
Four chairs and a table set for breakfast. DS is a simulated chain link or
solid wooden fence (which Tank can hide behind,) and a bench where Tank
waits to harass and collect tolls from students.
Born: in the shadow of the Verrazano Bridge,
Brooklyn. Spent 4 years U.S. Navy. Member: 4 Biz-Unions AEA-AFTRA-SAG-AGMA;
& DGA. Education: St. John’s U; CUNY-Media. Singing-Priv: E. Fowlston;
Acting: American Academy of Dramatic Arts & American Theater Wing.
Singing/Acting Perf:- 6 Summers, Equity Stock; Equity Library Theater,
Columbia Artists Choral Tour; Lincoln Center: Philharmonic Hall (Schola
Cantorum.) & N.Y. State Th:-German Schiller Theater. Operas: Traviata,
Boheme Romeo & Juliet.Swedish Am. Line, Singer, 2 W. Indies. Cruises. Off
Bwy: Provincetown Playhouse; TV: Nurses, Defenders, & Jackie Gleason; Cable
TV-El. Commercial:-Rheingold Beer; Movies: The Hustlers & Love with the
Proper Stranger.Radio: 8yrs., Hudson Valley, NY- DJ/Announcer/Newsman [also
wrote news & copy]. Playwright Credits:- NY---2000: Alessandro, One Act
play, finalist; Dawn:- “Lights Up Contest,” Cuneen-Hackett. Arts Center,
Vassar st., Poughkeepsie, N.Y.2002: ‘Alessandro,’ Reading; Depot Th.,
Garrison, N.Y. Publications:-Drama Source: 5 One Act comedies: “ The
Legacy,” “The Godmother I,” “The Godmother I-101,” “Saint Nicolas & Rudy,” &
“The Godmother I and the Grump that Stole Christmas.”Merriwether Publ: One
Act Comedy: “Night of the Living Cryonic Dead.”Lazy Bee Scripts Publ.
(U.K.): 3 One Act Comedies: “The Merry Women of Windham,” “Mirror Mirror on
the Wall,” & “Alessandro.”Finalist: Nov. 2005: Gettysburg College World
Premier, One-Act Play FestivalOf : “The Merry Women of Windham.” Honorarium
& 2 full Productions. Magazine Articles: 2001, Savannah; Theater Memories.
2004: (Child.) Whimsy; The Dragon That Could Sing Bass. Placebo Journal;
(Epigram), “Doctologist.” Poetry.Com: 4 Poems. Song: Walking in Your Heart
on C.D. Web: www.NickConti.com.
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to deal with a bully is hard - especially at school. But
there are things that can be done. Standing up to the
bully, walking away, or just ignoring him are some of the
things that might get them to stop. Bullies
often give up when they don't get a response from their
target. For parents, although
children can resolve many incidences of bullying on their
own, do keep an eye on the situation. If it persists
or if help is needed to cope, talk to a teacher or school
counselor. For more information about bullying and how you
can help end it, please consider these sites as resources:
Provides resources, information
and products to help prevent and deal with school
Committee for Children
Provides many resources for
bullying prevention. This site can guide the selection
of a bullying prevention program by the bullying
Cyber Safety for Children
The California Department of
Consumer Affairs, in partnership with the California
Coalition for Children’s Internet Safety, provides
resources for parent and community leaders to protect
children in the online world.
Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) Database
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
This study by a national advocacy
group documents how bullying spawns loneliness,
depression, and suicidal tendencies among its victims
and foreshadows crime and violence by perpetrators.
Institute on Violence and Destructive Behavior
Crime Prevention Council
National Criminal Justice Reference
Select A-Z Topics and then click
National School Safety Center
Office of Juvenile Justice and
Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
Summary of the National Bullying
Prevention Program developed for the US Olweus Group.
prevention and character education youth program.
Set Straight on Bullies
Examines the myths and realities
about schoolyard bullying. Changing attitudes about the
seriousness of the problem is stressed. It studies the
characteristics of bullies and bullying victims. Most
importantly, it provides strategies for educators,
parents and students to better prevent and respond to
schoolyard bullying. Sample student and adult surveys
are also included.
Simon Wiesenthal Center
Striving to Reduce Youth Violence
Everywhere (STRYVE) provides resources for students,
parents, teachers, healthcare practitioners, and
community members on bullying, dating violence, and
Taking the Bully by the Horns
Information, including a self-help book, that gives ite
giving young people the skills they need to deal with
bullies and maintain healthy self-esteem.
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