#ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence

December 14, 2020

#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.


  • Writer Adelaide Fisher, Eislinn Gracen, Azya Lyons, Debkayna Mitra, Olivia Ridley, Sarah Schecter, and Elizabeth Shannon
  • Director Kelsea Ashenbrenner, Melody Erfani, Josh Kashinsky, Rebecca Lingafelter, Sullivan Mackintosh, Josie Seid and Andrea White
  • Stage Manager Molly Shevaun Reed
  • Sound Designer Ryan Gamblin
  • Cultural Facilitator Nike Greene
  • Discussion Panelist Rabbi Michael Z. Cahana
  • Discussion Panelist Dr. Kathleen Carlson
  • Discussion Panelist Roy Moore