Protest Plays has issued a call to action on gun control for the month of March in support of the Women’s March #Enough walkout, scheduled for March 14, and the #MarchForOurLives march on D.C. on March 24 and we’d like you to join us!
Theatres can lend creative support to these important civic events in several ways:
- Present public readings of plays about/inspired by gun violence
- Create space for additional avenues of creative action: Music, dance, spoken word, etc.
- Open your spaces to local #Enough and #MarchForOurLives organizers
Protest Plays can help you find plays to present as Free Readings or as Fundraisers for Gun Control/Reform advocacy groups:
- Over 200 plays have been “donated” to theaters for free readings in support of these events. This list includes independently shared plays via the New Play Exchange (links below), plus:
- Caridad Svich and NoPassport, Theater J and force/collision have made their 24 Gun Control Plays and AFTER ORLANDO plays available to theatres for free readings in support of this event.
- Claudia Alick has made The Every 28 Hours Plays available to theatres as well
- Playwrights Say No More School Shootings plays, a new collection of plays inspired by school shootings, is also available HERE.
- You can also work with artists in your own networks to compose your own, original #TheatreActionGunControl event
*The Every 28 Hours Plays was co-created and produced by Claudia Alick of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival(OSF), Dominic D’Andrea of The One-Minute Play Festival (1MPF), with the participation of theater artists around the country. Originally created and produced on the ground in the St. Louis and Ferguson communities, the project includes engagements all over the country. The work is facilitated by CALLING UP a transmedia social justice company. For more information on the original artists who created this body of work, please visit: http://every28hoursplays.org
Opening our theater spaces to support the children, teachers, and activists engaging in these important protest events is the least we can do. Please join us in creating space for stories to be told and dialogue to be fostered in support of Gun Reform!
The following playwrights are offering up their listed plays for readings in support of Gun Control. I will continue to add to this list as more playwrights contact us with their plays. You can watch the list grow live on Twitter. Protest Plays Project invites theatres and theatricians everywhere to organize readings in support of Gun Control/Gun Reform. All plays available on the New Play Exchange.
**Please contact playwrights (either directly or through us) whose work you’d like to present!**
PLAYWRIGHTS: If you want to add your play to this list, Tweet your play’s title and NPX link at us using #TheatreActionGunControl @ProtestPlays