December 14, 2020
by Adelaide Fisher, Eislinn Gracen, Azya Lyons, Debkayna Mitra, Olivia Ridley, Sarah Schecter, and Elizabeth Shannon
directed by Kelsea Ashenbrenner, Melody Erfani, Josh Kashinsky, Rebecca Lingafelter, Sullivan Mackintosh, Josie Seid and Andrea White
#ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence is a national short play competition for middle and high school students. On Monday, December 14, 2020—the 8-year remembrance of the shootings at Sandy Hook—Third Rail, along with 48 other theatres and schools across the country and abroad, will present a reading and post-show discussion.
A panel of nationally-recognized dramatists—Lauren Gunderson, Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney, Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan, Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, and Karen Zacarías—selected the plays out of 184 submissions from twenty-three states and three countries in #ENOUGH’s call for teens to write 10-minute plays that confront the issue of gun violence.
The plays—all written by high school students—tackle gun violence through different lenses, including the threat of and anxiety over school shootings, police shootings, community violence, race, and gun culture in American history.