Southside Summer ● Allegiance ● Rehearsal
Salted Lemonade ● In My Sights
Write Their Wrongs ● It's Okay ● Undo, Redo
The playwrights who shared their plays with #ENOUGH are storytellers whose words make us sit up and take notice. When I read these winning plays, I was struck by the talent, the honesty, and the originality of these young writers. I look forward to hearing their voices in the months and years to come.
Playwright & #ENOUGH panelist
MEET THE 2022 WINNING PLAYWRIGHTS
From L-R: McKennzie Boyd (Southside Summer), Arianna Brumfield (Allegiance), Willa Colleary (Rehearsal), Anya Jiménez (It's Okay), Taylor Lafayette (Salted Lemonade), Tain Leonard-Peck (In My Sights), Cameron Thiesing (Undo, Redo), and Wyn Alyse Thomas (Write Their Wrongs).
by McKennzie Boyd
A young mother, her son and her daughter share their experience of living on the southside of Chicago, where guns don't discriminate based on how young or old you are but it’s the color of your skin that can change which way the gun faces.
by Cameron Thiesing
No. Stop. Like this. Okay, do it again. Giving directions to her past self and her friend Rachel as if the director of a play, Caroline desperately tries to change the past as she is forced to come to terms with what really happened at school.
by Arianna Brumfield
Growing up in a community where opportunities are scarce, Nehemiah feels burdened with the responsibility of rebuilding his fractured family. When tragedy rips a hole in his world, he must decide whether to fulfill that responsibility or seek revenge, and which life he was destined to live.
by Taylor Lafayette
Worrying over your 18 year old son’s well being can sometimes feel like a full time job for Lisa, a widowed mother who lost her husband to gun violence. But when Jamal doesn’t text her, it may be that the day she’s feared ever since her husband died has finally arrived.
Write Their Wrongs
by Wyn Alyse Thomas
After surviving a shooting in their high school, four writers get together to try to write a piece that will inspire change in the nation's gun legislation.
by Willa Colleary
Four students at an elite private school and their cult-of-personality history teacher must recount how and why they began the weekly ritual of obsessively performing an archetypal school shooting.
In My Sights
by Tain Leonard-Peck
Told from the gun’s perspective, IN MY SIGHTS follows the ‘life’ of a gun, from its creation and adoption by a loving couple, to its theft and use in a shooting, exploring how even well-intentioned gun owners can find their weapons embroiled in violent crime.
Explore #ENOUGH winning plays and the teen playwrights who wrote them. Available for licensing through Playscripts.
September 1 - November 1 2021
We're calling on writers in grades 6-12 to write short plays confronting the issue of gun violence.