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    THE PLAYS

    Southside Summer Allegiance Rehearsal
    Salted Lemonade
    In My Sights
    Write Their Wrongs
     It's Okay   Undo, Redo

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    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.

    NAOMI IIZUKA
    Playwright & ENOUGH! panelist

    MEET THE 2022 WINNING PLAYWRIGHTS

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    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).

     
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    Southside Summer

    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.

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    It's Okay

    by Anya Jiménez

    In an unknown dreamscape, seemingly without time, a grieving mother grapples with her reality following the mass shooting at her daughter’s elementary school.

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    Undo, Redo

    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.

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    Allegiance

    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. 

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    Salted Lemonade

    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.

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    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.

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    Rehearsal

    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.

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    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.

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    explore our PLAYS

    Explore ENOUGH! winning plays and the teen playwrights who wrote them. Available for licensing through Playscripts.

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    SUBMIT A PLAY

    February 1 - April 20, 2023

    We're calling on TEENS age 13-19 to write short plays confronting the issue of gun violence.

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    PRODUCE A READING

    November 6, 2023

    Join ENOUGH!'s evening of readings staged simultaneously  across the country.