I was incredibly impressed by the skill, inventiveness, and passion of the young playwrights who contributed works for #ENOUGH. The winning plays are entertaining, insightful, and thought-provoking. Collectively, they provide proof that the future -- of our theatre and our nation -- is in good hands.
DAVID HENRY HWANG
Playwright & #ENOUGH panelist
From L-R: Adelaide Fisher (Ms. Martin's Malaise), Eislinn Gracen (Guns in Dragonland), Azya Lyons (Togetha), Debkanya Mitra (Malcolm), Olivia Ridley (Ghost Gun), Sarah Schecter (Hullabaloo), and Elizabeth Shannon (Loaded Language).
During a recess like any other, Lilah Gordon and her best friend/imaginary dragon, Toucan, set off on a special adventure to help Lilah earn dragon wings of her own. But things go awry when a mysterious noise from her nearby school compels the duo to embark on the biggest quest they have ever encountered.
Four individuals tell the story of Malcolm, a Black folk musician whose quest through the Eastern Seaboard to find himself was violently interrupted, painting an evocative picture of the connection shared among strangers through a single life.
In this re-imagining of Buffalo Bill’s storytelling and P.T. Barnum’s grandeur, a ringleader explores the fusion of American myth and gun culture through four acts of an incredible spectacle - and a show gone terribly wrong.
Ms. Martin is an ordinary high school teacher, trying to deal with the everyday stress and worrying ‘what-ifs’ of 21st century teaching. But when her worst fears come true, and she is forced to make a difficult decision and an even more difficult confrontation, what will she do? And how will she move forward from it?
Propelled by the urgency of his own decay and desperate to be heard, BLACK BOY delivers his “villain’s monologue” - a parting speech typically delivered to a hero before their death - to his audience held at gunpoint.
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September 1 - November 1 2021
We're calling on writers in grades 6-12 to write short plays confronting the issue of gun violence.