NEXT READING: SPRING 2022
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    Nationwide Reading

    NEXT READING: SPRING 2022

    The Nationwide Reading was the culminating event of our ground-breaking initiative where the winning  #ENOUGH plays were produced as staged readings in communities all across the country on December 14, 2020, the 8-year remembrance of the shootings at Sandy Hook.

     

    Our goal: to spark critical conversations about gun violence and inspire meaningful action nationwide.

    It's time for ALL communities to have conversations about gun violence.

    OUR DATE OF THE READING WAS

    Dec. 14

    THE 8-YEAR MARK OF SANDY HOOK

    WE MADE THE WINNING PLAYS AVAILABLE FOR

    Free

    TO ANY SCHOOL, THEATRE, OR COMMUNITY ORG. THAT WANTS TO HOST A READING

     

    CALIFORNIA

    Center Stage Theater & The Initiative for New & Reimagined Work (Santa Barbara, CA)


    https://centerstagetheater.org/




    Westmont High School Theatre Arts Department (Campbell, CA)


    Livesteam - 1PM PST Classroom Reading WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? Teens can change the world - and they will!




    Teatro Visión (San Jose, CA)


    https://www.teatrovision.org/




    San Bernardino High School (San Bernardino, CA)


    Pre-record | 8:30 AM PT COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS Student facilitated discussion planned in January to talk about the experience with family/friends/each other.




    Long Beach Polytechnic High School (Long Beach, CA)


    Livestreaming | 6:30 PT Partners: Long Beach City Arts Council





    NEW MEXICO

    Santa Fe Playhouse (Santa Fe, NM)


    Pre-recorded - 5PM MT Event link https://santafeplayhouse.org/ PARTNERS: Almost Adults Productions RAISING MONEY FOR: New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS We will be hosting a live talk back with some of our student actors and the Founder of New Mexicans Against Gun Violence WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? We strongly feel the importance of this project, engaging our youth community in tackling gun violence, a situation that many of them are too close to in their school settings. We are proud and pleased to be a part of this project and enthused by the response form our community in supporting this important conversation.





    WASHINGTON

    Capital High School (Olympia, WA)


    12pm PST Classroom Reading





    CONNECTICUT

    Hall High School Theatre Department (West Hartford, CT)


    https://hall.whps.org/departments-and-programs/arts/theatre/hunter-parker-blog





    FLORIDA

    American Stage (Saint Petersburg, FL)


    Livestream - 7:00 EST https://www.facebook.com/events/172122311228340/ WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? We believe strongly in uplifting the voices of young people and celebrating their courage, vulnerability and creativity!





    ILLINOIS

    American Blues Theater (Chicago, IL)


    Live-stream on Zoom | 7PM CT Must RSVP at AmericanBluesTheater.com https://americanbluestheater.com/ PARTNERS: Chicago Public Schools COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS Post-show audience discussion immediately following the shows. Participants include professional theater makers, CPS teachers, and students.




    The Celebration Company at the Station Theatre (Urbana, IL)


    Pre-Recorded - 7:00 CST https://www.facebook.com/events/1173210843080713 http://stationtheatre.com/ WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? Excellent opportunity to connect with our greater community (and country), involve new talent and increase awareness and action.




    Lake Zurich High School (Lake Zurich, IL)


    Pre-Recorded - 7:00 CST https://lzhs.lz95.org/our-school/performing-arts-center WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? We as a program feel it is an important topic to discuss.





    INTERNATIONAL

    Baumholder MHS (Germany)





    Graduates of the National School of Drama in Agartala, Tripura (India)


    Pre-recorded - 10pm IST - PARTNERS: Daniel A Kelin II, Honolulu Theatre for Youth WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? I hope to inspire these young artists in India to consider ways they can situate their artistic practice to speak about issues of importance to them and their own communities. These young artists are motivated to learn more about artistic practice and education outside of their local experience, and experiences such as these offer them ways to consider how to cultivate their own future practice




    The American International School of Johannesburg (South Africa)


    https://www.aisj-jhb.com/





    IOWA

    UNI Multicultural Theatrical Society, TheatreUNI (Cedar Falls, IA)


    Pre-Recorded - 7pm CST https://www.facebook.com/mtsociety.uni/ WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? We are honored to be a part of this nationwide reading to share the harmful realities of gun violence. We wanted to join this project to broaden the outreach to communities on the topic of gun violence.




    Waukee Thespian Troupe #1451 (Waukee, IA)






    KENTUCKY

    Youth Performing Arts School @ duPont Manual High School (Louisville, KY)


    Pre-Recorded - 7PM EST Event Link PARTNERS: No More Red Dots - Louisville WHY WE'RE PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? So that our students can understand theatre making as community activism





    NEBRASKA

    Rose Theater / Omaha Theater Company (Omaha, NE)


    YouTube - 7PM CST Event Link PARTNERS: Nebraskans Against Gun Violence COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: We'll be hosting a dialogue in tandem with Nebraskans Against Gun Violence immediately following the performance, led by our Teen actors and prompted from questions in the YouTube live chat. WHY WE'RE PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? To give young people a voice, and to address often race-based violence in our community under pretenses that all young people can inherently relate to.





    NEW JERSEY

    Mile Square Theatre (Hoboken, NJ)


    https://www.milesquaretheatre.org/




    Freehold Township High School Patriot Productions (Freehold, NJ)


    5PM EST https://patriotproductions.ludus.com/ RAISING MONEY FOR: Everytown WHY WE'RE PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? We haven't been able to meet in person at all since school shut down immediately after our musical last March. This is a great way to keep our drama club active while also bringing to light larger social issues.




    The Bengal Theatre Company (Barnegat, NJ)





    West Orange High School Thespian Society (West Orange, NJ)


    Pre-Recorded - 7pm EST WHY WE'RE PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH One of my students entered the playwriting contest, Olivia Ridley, and her play was selected. That is how I heard about it. I think it is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the imperative need to end gun violence in our world. Developing leadership is key in helping to instill in our students that they DO have power and they CAN make a difference.





    TEXAS

    Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas, TX)


    Pre-Recorded - 6pm MT Event Link RAISING MONEY FOR: Texas Gun Sense WHY WE'RE SAYING ENOUGH: To bring focus, awareness & action to an important issue ( that may be "back-burnered" because of pandemic); to support next generation of talent and activists by providing our platform.




    Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company (Houston, TX)


    7 pm CT Event Link RAISING MONEY FOR: Texas Gun Sense




    Teatro Quetzal (El Paso, TX)


    Pre-recorded 6pm MT Event Link RAISING MONEY FOR: Texas Gun Sense WHY WE'RE SAYING ENOUGH: Because these stories matter, and the deserve to be heard- certainly in El Paso, and certainly now. We are excited that our production is being entirely led by local students- all actors and directors are local high school students.





    OREGON

    Bag & Baggage Productions (Hillsboro, OR)


    https://bagnbaggage.org/




    Third Rail Rep (Portland, OR)


    Livestream - 7pm - EST http://thirdrailrep.org/ RAISING MONEY FOR: Don't Shoot Portland & Moms Demand Action & Soul Box Project COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: We will be hosting a post-show virtual discussion and a Q & A session with panelists. Our panelists include Dr. Kathleen Carlson who is the Chair of the OHSU and PSU Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue Advisory Committee, and Rabbi Cahana from Congregation Beth Israel here in Portland. Our reading is a fundraiser for Don't Shoot Portland & Moms Demand Action. We're also promoting the work of the Soul Box Project and taking the 100 box challenge! WHY WE'RE PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH: We're participating in #Enough because we feel that gun violence is such an important issue facing our country and our youth who are the future. Participating gives us the opportunity to take action when it can feel like there's nothing to be done. We didn't want to miss out on the chance to come together with theatre organizations from around the country to collaborate on a project this important to our country's wellbeing.




    Portland Public Schools (Portland, OR)


    Pre-record and then stream it on our PPS youtube page live | 7pm PST https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZtlBHJZmkf0SDpU2cNjcpAp1kzh0wK3 The actors in this reading are from Portland Public Schools, The Acting Conservatory and features a few professional theatre artists. The line producers (AKA stage managers) are all current Portland Public High School students. The directors and student mentors are professionals from Artist Repertory Theatre. PARTNERS: Artists Repertory Theatre + The Acting Conservatory COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS There will be a post show discussion about gun violence on December 15th at 6pm. Information about how to attend will appear following the reading. Through the post show discussion our community will collaboratively identify an action item. WHY WE ARE SAYING #ENOUGH Our Portland Public Schools revisioning document "PPS Re-Imagined" states: "a graduate of Portland Public Schools will be a compassionate critical thinker, able
    to collaborate and solve problems, and be prepared to lead a more socially just world." The #ENOUGH project creates a wonderful opportunity for our community to activate the values of of this vision. For more information about this vision and our district please see the PPS re-imagined document here https://www.pps.net/cms/lib/OR01913224/Centricity/Domain/219/PPS_Vision_Final.pdf





    NEW YORK

    Phoenix at The Masters School (Dobbs Ferry NY)






    PENNSYLVANIA

    AIM Academy Drama/ Students Demand Action (Conshohocken, PA)





    Alumni Theater Company (Pittsburgh, PA)


    Facebook Live - 6-9PM EST https://www.alumnitheatercompany.org/buy-tickets




    Azuka Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)


    Pre-recorded - 7PM EST https://www.azukatheatre.org/hashtag-enough PARTNERS: InterAct Theatre, Dramatists Guild-Philadelphia Region RAISING MONEY FOR: CeaseFirePA, Delaware County United WHY ARE WE SAYING #ENOUGH? It's a timely and powerful message, created by the next generation of citizens in honor of the most horrific of American gun violence instances..





    RHODE ISLAND

    Trinity Rep - Theater Lab Class (Providence, RI)





    The Wilbury Theatre Group (Providence, RI)


    Livestreamin 7pm EST https://www.facebook.com/TheWilburyGroup RAISING MONEY FOR: Moms Demand Action RI COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: Virtual post show discussion with community members. WHY WE ARE SAYING ENOUGH? To have conversations about gun violence and its impact on our community.





    SOUTH CAROLINA

    Centre Stage (Greenville, SC)






    UTAH

    Canyon View High School (Cedar City, UT)






    VIRGINIA

    1st Stage (Tysons, VA)


    Livestream - 7:30 EST http://www.1ststagetysons.org/plays-events/#current-show PARTNERS: Farifax NAACP and Coalition to Stop Gun Violence DONATIONS: Encouraged for the above organizations. COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: Join us after the reading for a discussion with Josh Horowitz, Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and with Sean Perryman, former President of the Fairfax County NAACP and candidate for Lt. Governor of Virginia. Space is limited, so register today! WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? We have a history of advocating for this issue. It will be our 4th play in four years on this subject.




    Globe Online (Farifax, VA)





    Mosaic Theater of DC (Washington DC)


    Livestream - 7:30 EST https://www.facebook.com/events/1279932939041112/ https://mosaictheater.org/enough PARTNERS: Coalition to Stop Gun Violence COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: Lisa Geller, MPH, is a Policy Analyst at the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence in Washington, DC will join for a post show discussion.

    Lisa’s work focuses on research, advocacy, and implementation of evidence-based gun violence prevention policies. Her main areas of interest within gun violence prevention are the intersection of firearms and domestic violence and youth violence. Lisa has over 5 years of experience in the gun violence prevention movement.

    Lisa graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in political science. She earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in health policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? To uplift the voices and work of young artists and raise awareness of the staggering impact gun violence has had on young generations. Our festival is a collaboration between early career artists from five different states, most of whom are working with a professional theater for the first time, and I think it's absolutely wonderful that #Enough and Mosaic have given us this platform to speak on such an important and personal issue.





    WISCONSIN

    Madison Uphoff (with YoungArts artists) (Madison, WI)


    Pre-recorded - 2pm CST RAISING MONEY FOR: We are donating to BLOC, an organization based in Wisconsin who fights for improvements in the Black community. Many of their focuses are on changing gun policies like requiring training for license and raising the legal age to 21 in order to carry. COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: We will be holding post-show dialogues with the actors within the plays and with activists in the community like members of Mom's Demand Action.




    South Milwaukee High School (South Milwaukee, WI)


    In-Person & Streamed - 7:30 CST www.smhstheatre.org PARTNERS: Also featuring students from Rufus King High School and Cudahy High School. RAISING MONEY FOR: Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE) WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? Many reasons! A) It was started by a SMHS alum B) It's a great opportunity for students to have an additional creative outlet C) It's getting a wider variety of students involved who might not normally do theater D) It's a subject that a lot of the students care about deeply. It's been really awesome watching students take ownership of this project! We have student directors for all 7 of the plays and it's been a great experience for them to grow artistically while exploring important and challenging themes. Also, we've gotten a more diverse student population involved, both from SM and also a couple students from Rufus King who are participating in "Togetha."




    Third Avenue Playhouse (Sturgeon Bay, WI)


    Pre-recorded - 7:00 CST Register at ThirdAvenuePlayhouse.com - patrons will be sent a private link to view the readings. No admission is charged. COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: A Facebook Live talkback with actors and directors is scheduled immediately following the presentation of the readings on Third Avenue Playhouse's FB page. OTHER INFORMATION ON READING: The reading participants (actors and directors) are participating from nine different states (New York, Illinois, Minnesota, Connecticut, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Wisconsin) Following the readings we will host a Facebook Live talkback with casts and directors on our Facebook page. Admission to the readings is free, but people will need to register on our website. Here's the link: https://www.thirdavenueplayhouse.com/the-plays/events/enough-plays-to-end-gun-violence/ - there you will find registration information as well as our virtual program for the event. In the week prior to the event, we are holding special #Enough interviews on our Facebook page:

    • Monday, Dec. 7 @7pm: Interview with Michael Cotey
    • Wednesday, Dec. 9 @7pm: Interview with #Enough directors (including Michael Wright, Malkia Stampley and Adam Qutaishat)
    • Friday, Dec. 11 @7pm: Interview with six of the 7 #Enough playwrights
    • Saturday, Dec. 12 @7pm: Interview with the cast and director of Ms. Martin's Malaise, one of the #Enough plays




    Wisconsin Council of Churches (Madison, WI)


    Live stream - 7:00 PM CST Register at https://www.wichurches.org/2020/11/20/enough-plays-to-end-gun-violence/ and we'll send out viewing link the day of the event. Free to view, optional donation to support our work/collaborations to end gun violence. CO-SPONSORS: Cosponsors: Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort, Brady United Against Gun Violence, Mothers Against Gun Violence, Loved and Lost Corporation COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: Talkback with co-directors and cast members. WHY WE'RE SAYING ENOUGH? We've been focused on faith-based responses to gun violence, centering the voices of youth, for the past 2+ years. We believe that in this moment they are exercising prophetic leadership and it is time for us all to heed their call to action.




    Carthage College (Kenosha, WI)


    Live-streaming 8 PM CST https://carthage-edu.zoom.us/j/98126284321 PARTNERS: Carthage College Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion RAISING MONEY FOR: We're directing anyone willing to give to give towards #ENOUGH's $15000 fundraising goal. COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: The plan is for a conversation chiefly within the Carthage community--students and families, alumni, faculty, and administrators. WHY WE'RE SAYING #ENOUGH: Like so many, I am horrified by the way gun violence has been absorbed into the culture, deemed tolerable at some level. School shootings just move through the news cycle like anything else. I'm ready to say "enough," and I knew many in the Carthage community would want to join me.





    OKLAHOMA

    Thespian Troupe 4885 (Tulsa, OK)






    NEW HAMPSHIRE

    Hanover High School Footlighters (Hanover, NH - Cross-district with Norwich, Vermont)






    MASSACHUSETTS

    Tilden Arts Center/Cape Cod Community College (West Barnstable, MA)


    YouTube - 7PM EST Event Link





    DIGITAL PREMIERE WATCH PARTIES

    Repertory Theatre of St. Louis & Metro Theater (St. Louis, MO)


    The Rep and Metro Theater are hosting watch parties of the Broadway on Demand Digital premiere. Rep Theatre Link Metro Theater Company Link A pre-show discussion, hosted by Metro Theater Company and The Rep, will provide context for the plays to be performed and highlight some of St. Louis’ vital service organizations and mental health professionals, including CureViolence St. Louis (a program of Employment Connection), the Institute for Public Health at Washington University and the St. Louis Public School System.




    PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre (Santa Monica, CA)






    ALL

    Capital High School (Olympia, WA)


    12pm PST Classroom Reading




    Teatro Visión (San Jose, CA)


    https://www.teatrovision.org/




    Lake Zurich High School (Lake Zurich, IL)


    Pre-Recorded - 7:00 CST https://lzhs.lz95.org/our-school/performing-arts-center WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? We as a program feel it is an important topic to discuss.




    Mile Square Theatre (Hoboken, NJ)


    https://www.milesquaretheatre.org/




    Freehold Township High School Patriot Productions (Freehold, NJ)


    5PM EST https://patriotproductions.ludus.com/ RAISING MONEY FOR: Everytown WHY WE'RE PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? We haven't been able to meet in person at all since school shut down immediately after our musical last March. This is a great way to keep our drama club active while also bringing to light larger social issues.




    The Bengal Theatre Company (Barnegat, NJ)





    West Orange High School Thespian Society (West Orange, NJ)


    Pre-Recorded - 7pm EST WHY WE'RE PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH One of my students entered the playwriting contest, Olivia Ridley, and her play was selected. That is how I heard about it. I think it is a great opportunity to raise awareness about the imperative need to end gun violence in our world. Developing leadership is key in helping to instill in our students that they DO have power and they CAN make a difference.




    Canyon View High School (Cedar City, UT)





    Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company (Houston, TX)


    7 pm CT Event Link RAISING MONEY FOR: Texas Gun Sense




    Teatro Quetzal (El Paso, TX)


    Pre-recorded 6pm MT Event Link RAISING MONEY FOR: Texas Gun Sense WHY WE'RE SAYING ENOUGH: Because these stories matter, and the deserve to be heard- certainly in El Paso, and certainly now. We are excited that our production is being entirely led by local students- all actors and directors are local high school students.




    Globe Online (Farifax, VA)





    Mosaic Theater of DC (Washington DC)


    Livestream - 7:30 EST https://www.facebook.com/events/1279932939041112/ https://mosaictheater.org/enough PARTNERS: Coalition to Stop Gun Violence COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: Lisa Geller, MPH, is a Policy Analyst at the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence and the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence in Washington, DC will join for a post show discussion.

    Lisa’s work focuses on research, advocacy, and implementation of evidence-based gun violence prevention policies. Her main areas of interest within gun violence prevention are the intersection of firearms and domestic violence and youth violence. Lisa has over 5 years of experience in the gun violence prevention movement.

    Lisa graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in political science. She earned a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in health policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? To uplift the voices and work of young artists and raise awareness of the staggering impact gun violence has had on young generations. Our festival is a collaboration between early career artists from five different states, most of whom are working with a professional theater for the first time, and I think it's absolutely wonderful that #Enough and Mosaic have given us this platform to speak on such an important and personal issue.




    Carthage College (Kenosha, WI)


    Live-streaming 8 PM CST https://carthage-edu.zoom.us/j/98126284321 PARTNERS: Carthage College Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion RAISING MONEY FOR: We're directing anyone willing to give to give towards #ENOUGH's $15000 fundraising goal. COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: The plan is for a conversation chiefly within the Carthage community--students and families, alumni, faculty, and administrators. WHY WE'RE SAYING #ENOUGH: Like so many, I am horrified by the way gun violence has been absorbed into the culture, deemed tolerable at some level. School shootings just move through the news cycle like anything else. I'm ready to say "enough," and I knew many in the Carthage community would want to join me.




    Third Avenue Playhouse (Sturgeon Bay, WI)


    Pre-recorded - 7:00 CST Register at ThirdAvenuePlayhouse.com - patrons will be sent a private link to view the readings. No admission is charged. COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: A Facebook Live talkback with actors and directors is scheduled immediately following the presentation of the readings on Third Avenue Playhouse's FB page. OTHER INFORMATION ON READING: The reading participants (actors and directors) are participating from nine different states (New York, Illinois, Minnesota, Connecticut, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Wisconsin) Following the readings we will host a Facebook Live talkback with casts and directors on our Facebook page. Admission to the readings is free, but people will need to register on our website. Here's the link: https://www.thirdavenueplayhouse.com/the-plays/events/enough-plays-to-end-gun-violence/ - there you will find registration information as well as our virtual program for the event. In the week prior to the event, we are holding special #Enough interviews on our Facebook page:

    • Monday, Dec. 7 @7pm: Interview with Michael Cotey
    • Wednesday, Dec. 9 @7pm: Interview with #Enough directors (including Michael Wright, Malkia Stampley and Adam Qutaishat)
    • Friday, Dec. 11 @7pm: Interview with six of the 7 #Enough playwrights
    • Saturday, Dec. 12 @7pm: Interview with the cast and director of Ms. Martin's Malaise, one of the #Enough plays




    Wisconsin Council of Churches (Madison, WI)


    Live stream - 7:00 PM CST Register at https://www.wichurches.org/2020/11/20/enough-plays-to-end-gun-violence/ and we'll send out viewing link the day of the event. Free to view, optional donation to support our work/collaborations to end gun violence. CO-SPONSORS: Cosponsors: Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort, Brady United Against Gun Violence, Mothers Against Gun Violence, Loved and Lost Corporation COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: Talkback with co-directors and cast members. WHY WE'RE SAYING ENOUGH? We've been focused on faith-based responses to gun violence, centering the voices of youth, for the past 2+ years. We believe that in this moment they are exercising prophetic leadership and it is time for us all to heed their call to action.




    Hanover High School Footlighters (Hanover, NH - Cross-district with Norwich, Vermont)





    Center Stage Theater & The Initiative for New & Reimagined Work (Santa Barbara, CA)


    https://centerstagetheater.org/




    Westmont High School Theatre Arts Department (Campbell, CA)


    Livesteam - 1PM PST Classroom Reading WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? Teens can change the world - and they will!




    Hall High School Theatre Department (West Hartford, CT)


    https://hall.whps.org/departments-and-programs/arts/theatre/hunter-parker-blog




    The Celebration Company at the Station Theatre (Urbana, IL)


    Pre-Recorded - 7:00 CST https://www.facebook.com/events/1173210843080713 http://stationtheatre.com/ WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? Excellent opportunity to connect with our greater community (and country), involve new talent and increase awareness and action.




    UNI Multicultural Theatrical Society, TheatreUNI (Cedar Falls, IA)


    Pre-Recorded - 7pm CST https://www.facebook.com/mtsociety.uni/ WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? We are honored to be a part of this nationwide reading to share the harmful realities of gun violence. We wanted to join this project to broaden the outreach to communities on the topic of gun violence.




    Waukee Thespian Troupe #1451 (Waukee, IA)





    Youth Performing Arts School @ duPont Manual High School (Louisville, KY)


    Pre-Recorded - 7PM EST Event Link PARTNERS: No More Red Dots - Louisville WHY WE'RE PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? So that our students can understand theatre making as community activism




    Tilden Arts Center/Cape Cod Community College (West Barnstable, MA)


    YouTube - 7PM EST Event Link




    Rose Theater / Omaha Theater Company (Omaha, NE)


    YouTube - 7PM CST Event Link PARTNERS: Nebraskans Against Gun Violence COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: We'll be hosting a dialogue in tandem with Nebraskans Against Gun Violence immediately following the performance, led by our Teen actors and prompted from questions in the YouTube live chat. WHY WE'RE PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? To give young people a voice, and to address often race-based violence in our community under pretenses that all young people can inherently relate to.




    Santa Fe Playhouse (Santa Fe, NM)


    Pre-recorded - 5PM MT Event link https://santafeplayhouse.org/ PARTNERS: Almost Adults Productions RAISING MONEY FOR: New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS We will be hosting a live talk back with some of our student actors and the Founder of New Mexicans Against Gun Violence WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? We strongly feel the importance of this project, engaging our youth community in tackling gun violence, a situation that many of them are too close to in their school settings. We are proud and pleased to be a part of this project and enthused by the response form our community in supporting this important conversation.




    Phoenix at The Masters School (Dobbs Ferry NY)





    Thespian Troupe 4885 (Tulsa, OK)





    Bag & Baggage Productions (Hillsboro, OR)


    https://bagnbaggage.org/




    Third Rail Rep (Portland, OR)


    Livestream - 7pm - EST http://thirdrailrep.org/ RAISING MONEY FOR: Don't Shoot Portland & Moms Demand Action & & Soul Box Project COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: We will be hosting a post-show virtual discussion and a Q & A session with panelists. Our panelists include Dr. Kathleen Carlson who is the Chair of the OHSU and PSU Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue Advisory Committee, and Rabbi Cahana from Congregation Beth Israel here in Portland. Our reading is a fundraiser for Don't Shoot Portland & Moms Demand Action. We're also promoting the work of the Soul Box Project and taking the 100 box challenge! WHY WE'RE PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH: We're participating in #Enough because we feel that gun violence is such an important issue facing our country and our youth who are the future. Participating gives us the opportunity to take action when it can feel like there's nothing to be done. We didn't want to miss out on the chance to come together with theatre organizations from around the country to collaborate on a project this important to our country's wellbeing.




    AIM Academy Drama/ Students Demand Action (Conshohocken, PA)





    Alumni Theater Company (Pittsburgh, PA)


    Facebook Live - 6-9PM EST https://www.alumnitheatercompany.org/buy-tickets




    The Wilbury Theatre Group (Providence, RI)


    Livestreamin 7pm EST https://www.facebook.com/TheWilburyGroup RAISING MONEY FOR: Moms Demand Action RI COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: Virtual post show discussion with community members. WHY WE ARE SAYING ENOUGH? To have conversations about gun violence and its impact on our community.




    Trinity Rep - Theater Lab Class (Providence, RI)





    Centre Stage (Greenville, SC)





    Kitchen Dog Theater (Dallas, TX)


    Pre-Recorded - 6pm MT Event Link RAISING MONEY FOR: Texas Gun Sense WHY WE'RE SAYING ENOUGH: To bring focus, awareness & action to an important issue ( that may be "back-burnered" because of pandemic); to support next generation of talent and activists by providing our platform.




    1st Stage (Tysons, VA)


    Livestream - 7:30 EST http://www.1ststagetysons.org/plays-events/#current-show PARTNERS: Farifax NAACP and Coalition to Stop Gun Violence DONATIONS: Encouraged for the above organizations. COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: Join us after the reading for a discussion with Josh Horowitz, Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and with Sean Perryman, former President of the Fairfax County NAACP and candidate for Lt. Governor of Virginia. Space is limited, so register today! WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? We have a history of advocating for this issue. It will be our 4th play in four years on this subject.




    Madison Uphoff (with YoungArts artists) (Madison, WI)


    Pre-recorded - 2pm CST RAISING MONEY FOR: We are donating to BLOC, an organization based in Wisconsin who fights for improvements in the Black community. Many of their focuses are on changing gun policies like requiring training for license and raising the legal age to 21 in order to carry. COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: We will be holding post-show dialogues with the actors within the plays and with activists in the community like members of Mom's Demand Action.




    South Milwaukee High School (South Milwaukee, WI)


    In-Person & Streamed - 7:30 CST www.smhstheatre.org PARTNERS: Also featuring students from Rufus King High School and Cudahy High School. RAISING MONEY FOR: Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE) WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? Many reasons! A) It was started by a SMHS alum B) It's a great opportunity for students to have an additional creative outlet C) It's getting a wider variety of students involved who might not normally do theater D) It's a subject that a lot of the students care about deeply. It's been really awesome watching students take ownership of this project! We have student directors for all 7 of the plays and it's been a great experience for them to grow artistically while exploring important and challenging themes. Also, we've gotten a more diverse student population involved, both from SM and also a couple students from Rufus King who are participating in "Togetha."




    Baumholder MHS (Germany)





    Graduates of the National School of Drama in Agartala, Tripura (India)


    Pre-recorded - 10pm IST - PARTNERS: Daniel A Kelin II, Honolulu Theatre for Youth WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? I hope to inspire these young artists in India to consider ways they can situate their artistic practice to speak about issues of importance to them and their own communities. These young artists are motivated to learn more about artistic practice and education outside of their local experience, and experiences such as these offer them ways to consider how to cultivate their own future practice




    The American International School of Johannesburg (South Africa)


    https://www.aisj-jhb.com/




    Repertory Theatre of St. Louis & Metro Theater (St. Louis, MO)


    The Rep and Metro Theater are hosting watch parties of the Broadway on Demand Digital premiere. Rep Theatre Link Metro Theater Company Link A pre-show discussion, hosted by Metro Theater Company and The Rep, will provide context for the plays to be performed and highlight some of St. Louis’ vital service organizations and mental health professionals, including CureViolence St. Louis (a program of Employment Connection), the Institute for Public Health at Washington University and the St. Louis Public School System.




    PCPA - Pacific Conservatory Theatre (Santa Monica, CA)





    South Bend Civic Theatre (South Bend, IN)


    Event Link The plays will be streamed to a private Facebook group as well as a password-protected page on sbct.org. Access to the stream of the play readings is $8, with proceeds going to local production partner Connect 2 Be The Change. The group is fighting back against racial stereotypes and advocating to improve the safety and sense of community for our young people.




    Azuka Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)


    Pre-recorded - 7PM EST https://www.azukatheatre.org/hashtag-enough PARTNERS: InterAct Theatre, Dramatists Guild-Philadelphia Region RAISING MONEY FOR: CeaseFirePA, Delaware County United WHY ARE WE SAYING #ENOUGH? It's a timely and powerful message, created by the next generation of citizens in honor of the most horrific of American gun violence instances..




    American Blues Theater (Chicago, IL)


    Live-stream on Zoom | 7PM CT Must RSVP at AmericanBluesTheater.com https://americanbluestheater.com/ PARTNERS: Chicago Public Schools COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS Post-show audience discussion immediately following the shows. Participants include professional theater makers, CPS teachers, and students.




    Portland Public Schools (Portland, OR)


    Pre-record and then stream it on our PPS youtube page live | 7pm PST https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbZtlBHJZmkf0SDpU2cNjcpAp1kzh0wK3 The actors in this reading are from Portland Public Schools, The Acting Conservatory and features a few professional theatre artists. The line producers (AKA stage managers) are all current Portland Public High School students. The directors and student mentors are professionals from Artist Repertory Theatre. PARTNERS: Artists Repertory Theatre + The Acting Conservatory COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS There will be a post show discussion about gun violence on December 15th at 6pm. Information about how to attend will appear following the reading. Through the post show discussion our community will collaboratively identify an action item. WHY WE ARE SAYING #ENOUGH Our Portland Public Schools revisioning document "PPS Re-Imagined" states: "a graduate of Portland Public Schools will be a compassionate critical thinker, able
    to collaborate and solve problems, and be prepared to lead a more socially just world." The #ENOUGH project creates a wonderful opportunity for our community to activate the values of of this vision. For more information about this vision and our district please see the PPS re-imagined document here https://www.pps.net/cms/lib/OR01913224/Centricity/Domain/219/PPS_Vision_Final.pdf




    The Dramatists Guild Colorado Region, Colorado Theatre Guild, and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (Colorado Spring, CO)


    Live Streamed | 7pm MT www.facebook.com/Dramatists-Guild-Colorado-Region-329308603932262 COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: The post-show discussion will feature Ryan Ross (Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado) and John Moore (journalist and playwright [ Waiting for Obama]) in conversation with Betty Hart (Colorado Theatre Guild).




    American Stage (Saint Petersburg, FL)


    Livestream - 7:00 EST https://www.facebook.com/events/172122311228340/ WHY ARE YOU PARTICIPATING IN #ENOUGH? We believe strongly in uplifting the voices of young people and celebrating their courage, vulnerability and creativity!




    San Bernardino High School (San Bernardino, CA)


    Pre-record | 8:30 AM PT COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS Student facilitated discussion planned in January to talk about the experience with family/friends/each other.




    Long Beach Polytechnic High School (Long Beach, CA)


    Livestreaming | 6:30 PT Partners: Long Beach City Arts Council





    INDIANA

    South Bend Civic Theatre (South Bend, IN)


    Event Link The plays will be streamed to a private Facebook group as well as a password-protected page on sbct.org. Access to the stream of the play readings is $8, with proceeds going to local production partner Connect 2 Be The Change. The group is fighting back against racial stereotypes and advocating to improve the safety and sense of community for our young people.





    WEST VIRGINIA


    COLORADO

    The Dramatists Guild Colorado Region, Colorado Theatre Guild, and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center (Colorado Spring, CO)


    Live Streamed | 7pm MT www.facebook.com/Dramatists-Guild-Colorado-Region-329308603932262 COMMUNITY DIALOGUE PLANS: The post-show discussion will feature Ryan Ross (Urban Leadership Foundation of Colorado) and John Moore (journalist and playwright [ Waiting for Obama]) in conversation with Betty Hart (Colorado Theatre Guild).





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    Spring 2022

    #ENOUGH plays are read in simultaneous readings across the country.