April 20, 2022, is the 23rd anniversary of the Columbine Significant College tragedy. It is also the working day that 1st Stage — signing up for in a nationwide action known as #Enough — will start out streaming readings of 8 provocative new small performs by teen writers confronting gun violence in America. Cast with neighborhood actors and co-directed by three previous 1st Stage Fellows — Evin Howell, Rocky Nunzio, and Madeleine Regina — the videotaped output will be released on the 1st Phase YouTube channel on April 20, 2022, at 7:30 pm ET. (For extra data, go to 1ststage.org/more than enough.)
#Sufficient, a project launched in 2019, hopes to harness the existing generation’s spirit of activism by selling playwriting as a device for self-expression and social modify and giving a system for America’s future playwrights to build their voices right now.
A committee of award-winning playwrights selected eight small new theatrical will work by younger writers from across the state to be presented in a series of at the same time staged readings in multiple metropolitan areas on the similar night. The performs, all created by high university learners, address gun violence as a result of a range of lenses and experiences. The aim of this cross-state hard work is to spark important conversations about gun violence and inspire significant action.
The 1st Phase Co-Directors
Evin Howell (he/him) is a local videographer and actor with a track record in film. Increasing up in Florida, he analyzed movie from center college, producing shorts with friends and mastering enhancing, to college or university, working to be on established for both film and commercial get the job done any time an possibility was offered. Evin writes scripts in his free time. He moved to the DMV just after getting a fellowship with 1st Stage. Working in theater, he understood he required to delve deeper into the theater industry in both equally acting and directing. He is decided to study additional about the great influencers of modern-day plays and examine theater from each angle from at the rear of the curtain to in front of it!
Rocky Nunzio (he/him) is ecstatic to be functioning with #Enough again and to be back again at 1st Phase. Acting: Columbinus (Helen Hayes Nomination – very best ensemble) (1st Phase) King Lear (Baltimore Shakespeare Manufacturing unit) Blue Camp (Rainbow Theatre Project) On The Farce Day of Xmas (Most effective Medication Rep) Fiveplay (The Coil Job). Directing: Dreamer/Seeker (Capital Fringe). Assistant Directing: Swimming With Whales (Helen Hayes Nominated for Excellent Creation in a perform), A Civil War Christmas, Properly (1st Stage) Clothing for a Summer months Hotel (Rainbow Theatre Project). Creating: A Extremely Apocalyptic Christmas (Speedy Lemon Productions). Rocky was previously the Inventive Fellow at 1st Phase in 2017.
Madeleine Regina (she/her) is a Director, Acting Coach, Motion Artist, and Performer in the DC space. With a focus on accessibility in the arts, a great deal of her resourceful perform facilities close to theater as a form of social justice, like devised assignments such as Human body for the Money Fringe Festival — which focused on the stories we have been advised about our bodily selves — and Smart Up, a production for the company Case, which delivers support to adopted young children and their family members. Madeleine is a co-producer of the podcast “Feminist Fairytales,” an audio drama that reimagines fairytales as a result of an intersectionally feminist lens, which was not too long ago showcased on the BBC podcast radio hour. Her forthcoming tasks contain directing Motherhood and Other Fractured Fairytales with Theatre Prometheus and coordinating accessibility for Monstress with Traveling V. In addition, she is an Acting Mentor in the Meisner strategy with the New York–based Matthew Corozine Studio, a Life Tales instructor and educator with Theatre Lab, and a director with ArtStream’s Inclusive Theatre Firms.
The 2022 #Adequate Performs
Southside Summer time
By McKennzie Boyd
A young mom, her son, and her daughter share their practical experience of dwelling on the southside of Chicago, the place guns really don’t discriminate primarily based on how youthful or outdated you are but it is the shade of your pores and skin that can improve which way the gun faces.
By Taylor Lafayette
Stressing about her 18-yr-previous son’s very well-becoming can in some cases truly feel like a total-time career for Lisa, a widowed mother who dropped her spouse to gun violence. But when Jamal doesn’t text her, it might be a working day she’s feared ever since her partner died has ultimately arrived.
Each individual Fifteen Minutes
By Maggie Munday Odom
Commissioned by #More than enough, Maggie Munday is a 2020 #Sufficient finalist.
By Arianna Brumfield
Rising up in a community exactly where opportunities are scarce, Nehemiah feels burdened with the accountability of rebuilding his fractured family. When tragedy rips a gap in his entire world, he should come to a decision regardless of whether to satisfy that obligation or find revenge and which lifestyle he was destined to are living.
In My Sights
By Tain Leonard-Peck
Advised from the gun’s perspective, In My Sights follows the “life” of a gun, from its development and adoption by a loving pair, to its theft and use in a capturing, checking out how even well-intentioned gun homeowners can find their weapons embroiled in violent criminal offense.
By Willa Colleary
Four pupils at an elite non-public faculty and their cult-of-character background trainer ought to recount how and why they began the weekly ritual of obsessively carrying out an archetypal college taking pictures.
By Cameron Thiesing
No. Cease. Like this. All right, do it again. Offering instructions to her previous self and her mate Rachel as if the director of a enjoy, Caroline desperately tries to alter the past as she is pressured to appear to conditions with what actually happened at college.
It is All right
By Anya Jiménez
In an unfamiliar dreamscape, seemingly devoid of time, a grieving mother grapples with her reality pursuing the mass taking pictures at her daughter’s elementary faculty.
Generate Their Wrongs
By Wyn Alyse Thomas
Soon after surviving a capturing in their high university, four writers get collectively to try out to publish a piece that will inspire alter in the nation’s gun laws.
The 1st Stage Forged
Alana Thomas — Time (Each individual Fifteen Minutes) Stage Directions (All)
Tatyana Ridgeway — Joy (Southside Summer time), Andre (Allegiance), Michelle (In My Web-sites), Mother (It is Ok)
Nessa Amhurst — Eva (Southside Summer season), Previous Caroline (Undo, Redo), Jackie Herr (Salted Lemonade), Lana (In My Web-sites), Maya (Produce Their Wrongs), Goon (Allegiance)
Axander Oge — Youthful Nehemiah (Allegiance), Jamal Jennings (Salted Lemonade), Prince (Rehearsal), Charlie (In My Sights), Reporter 4 (It is Ok)
Greg Ongao — Older Nehemiah (Allegiance), Gunman (Salted Lemonade), Reporter 1 (It’s Ok)
Jonathan Del Palmer — The Gun (In My Sights), Leontvious (Allegiance), Questioner (Rehearsal), Reporter 3 (It is All right).
Gifty Amponsem — Tomeka (Allegiance), Lisa Jennings, (Salted Lemonade), Alex (In My Sights), Lydia (Produce Their Wrongs), Current Caroline (Undo, Redo)
Sophia Colón Roosevelt — Lourdes (Rehearsal), Other Roles (Allegiance), (Undo,Redo), Emily (Create Their Wrongs), Voice (It is Okay)
Jordan Rodriguez — Gabriel (Rehearsal), Jimmy (Compose Their Wrongs), Bill (In My Sights), Reporter 2 (It is Alright), Gunman (Undo, Redo)