WRITE THEIR WRONGS
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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"That doesn’t matter anymore. What matters is what we do next."
Wyn Alyse Thomas
Write Their Wrongs
Wyn Alyse Thomas (she/her), a writer, actor, director, and producer from Buffalo Grove, IL, is ecstatic that her play WRITE THEIR WRONGS is a part of #ENOUGH! Her play SCARED (Winner of the IHRAF Young Playwrights Festival, 2nd Place Nuevas Voces Festival) was honored as a finalist for #ENOUGH last year, and she is serving on the project’s teen advisory council this year. Her other playwriting credits include HOW TO WRITE A MUSICAL: THE MUSICAL, (performed at AESHS, Semifinalist: the Blank's 28th Annual Young Playwrights Festival in Los Angeles), BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER, (1st Place Drama: UWW Creative Writing Festival), NAOMI AND RUTH: A NEW MUSICAL, (Semifinalist, The Growing Stage’s YPF), and MORE THAN 21 (performed at AESHS, Finalist: the Light Youth Festival). This fall, she produced AESHS's 24 Hour Theatre Project benefiting world and local hunger, and played Squidward in THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL. This spring, she will be playing Kristine in A CHORUS LINE. Wyn is currently a senior at Adlai E. Stevenson High School where she is President of Scripts Studio Playwriting Club, Captain of the Failed Presidential Candidates Improv Troupe, and an International Honors Thespian. She plans to study theatre and dramatic writing in college.
The question of whether the shooter should be forgiven is a very important, dramatic question that propels this play forward. The plays does a wonderful job of showing how individuals process this trauma differently and how everyone's experience is different.