SCREW YOU ZUCKERBURG!

(or, PHOEBE GOES BONKERS

NEAR THE EDGE OF

THE GRAND CANYON):

A MONOLOGUE

Phoebe, a 13 year-old girl, is not having a fun time on her summer vacation with her social-media obsessed parents.

 

TEEN, F, any race, any size.

SHORT - COMEDY/DRAMA - 5 Mins

FREE FOR CLASSROOM USE, AUDITION, AND COMPETITION--JUST CONTACT ME BEFORE USE!

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Once again, Wyndham walks a balance beam of intense comedy and real, horrifying truth — and once again, his risk pays off. This quick, witty, thoughtful piece starts off with a temper tantrum eerily similar to my own 13-year-old diatribes and ends with a profound call to authenticity and safety.
— Jordan Elizabeth Henry
Consistently funny, and nuanced and engaging, Wyndham’s character monologues develop dynamic intensity, tackling big issues with emotional empathy and a strong, witty point of view. I’m appreciative of the writer’s ability to create contemporary roles, multidimensional, interesting roles, for young people. This piece is a perfect study for a younger performer or a showcase.
— Rachael Carnes
This monologue, which is beautifully observed quite funny, tackles the risks of sharing seemingly benign personal information online. I don’t want to reveal more than that. Its attention to family and character detail makes it a great choice for auditions and performance.
— Scott Sickles
Holy Crapamole! An INTENSELY FUNNY [because it is true] monologue indicting social media, ignorant parenting and many other aspects of 2018 America. Starts with a bang and never lets up. Phoebe is one of the most sympathetic characters in a play I’ve come across in a long time. “I don’t care if I’m ruining anyone’s vacation because, because maybe it should be ruined—because maybe human beings should pocket the camera phones and, I don’t know, hold hands, talk, enjoy the beauty of one of the greatest places to be right now on planet Earth!? “ You go, Phoebe!
— Bryan Stubbles