Call for Submissions
NEXT ROUND: FALL 2021
We're calling on middle and high school students from across the country to write and submit short 10-minute plays confronting gun violence.
The impact gun violence has on young people in the US is devastating. American children and teenagers are 4 times more likely to die by gunfire than their counterparts in Canada, 7 times more likely than young people in Israel, and 65 times more likely to be killed with a gun than children and teenagers in the United Kingdom.1
And every 70 minutes in America someone under the age of 25 dies due to gun violence.2
This is not normal. This is not acceptable.
So to all the young writers out there - or those with a voice who don’t know that they are writers, yet -we need you in this moment.
We need you to channel your fear and frustration, your anxiety and anger, and, yes, your hope, into stories.
Stories that tackle the issue of gun violence
Stories that show us that some things shouldn’t go back to “normal.”
Stories that show us how to be better.
We need your voice now more than ever.
With it, together we will say ENOUGH!
Write the change you want to see in the world.
MIDDLE + HS STUDENTS WRITE & SUBMIT
SHORT PLAYS ON GUN VIOLENCE
A GROUP OF AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHTS WILL SELECT
FINALISTS WHO WILL HAVE THIER PLAYS PUBLISHED AND READ ACROSS THE COUNTRY
THE DEADLINE FOR 2021 SUBMISSIONS IS
Next Round TBA
Students in grades 6-12 write short plays on the topic of gun violence.
Explore this year's collection of plays that reveal the many dimensions of gun violence in America and the young playwrights who wrote them.