Call for Submissions
ENDED... NOVEMBER 1, 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.
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 this is not 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
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS
OPEN TO ALL TEENS
DURING THE 21/22 SCHOOL YEAR
SELECT PLAYWRIGHTS ARE...
Select playwrights receive a $500 stipend for their play, sponsored by Change the Ref.
The plays chosen by the Selection Committee will be staged in dozens of communities across the country in the #ENOUGH Nationwide Reading.
Play will be published by Playscripts in a collected anthology that will be licensed for future productions.
Playwrights also receive free memberships and craft training from The Dramatists Guild and feedback from nationally-renowned playwrights.
Explore previous #ENOUGH winning plays and the teen playwrights who wrote them. Now 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.
THIS YEAR'S SELECTION PANEL
A gun violence survivor, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, one of the country's most produced Native-playwrights, the most produced playwright in American schools and two of the country's most acclaimed playwrights join forces to select this year's plays.
Have a question we don't address below? Please email us and we'll be happy to help!
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
GUIDELINES: What are the guidelines for submission?
Writer must be in 6-12 grade at the time of submission.
DEADLINE + SUBMITTING: When are submissions due? How so I submit my play?
SELECTION: How many plays will be selected?
6-8 plays will be selected.
CONTENT: Are there any rules about content?
RESOURCES: What resources do you provide?
TIME LIMIT: Does the play have to be 10-minutes long?
Your play can be anywhere UP TO 10 minutes long, but not longer. [A good rule of thumb: 1 page of dialogue between 2+ characters = 1 minute of stage time]
MONOLOGUES: Can I write a monologue?
Monologues are allowed! In fact, one of the plays selected in 2020, Ghost Gun, is a monologue. Just like a compelling scene, compelling monologues deal with conflcit, a character wanting something, and have a beginning, middle and end. Here's a great, simple resource from MasterClass on writting monologues.