This short scene (5-10 minute runtime) tells the story of Bob, a middle school student, whose family has strong views against people who are tall. With the help of his friend, Jane, Bob learns the difference between beliefs and actions, and learns to show respect for others even when he disagrees with part of their identity.
This script was created as a part of Day of Pink at Thomas Street Middle School, and is intended to demonstrate the difference between beliefs and actions. Its goal is to make the following point: If you choose to believe that, for example, being gay is wrong or shameful, you have the right to believe it. However, at a public school, where everyone has the right to be included and respected, you do not always have the right to express those beliefs.
The scene was well-received by the school's staff, students and community, and provides an approachable and engaging way to model inclusiveness to LGBTQ individuals.
*Note: There is some direction written into the script with respect to actions, gestures and so forth, but most of that has been left out of the script itself as the actions that go with the dialogue are open to wide interpretation. That said, it was intended to be a big and satirical presentation much along the lines of an instructional or propaganda video style. It's best done in a big and exaggerated fashion with lots of gestures and big, goofy voices.
Courtesy of The Mister Kyle.