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Playwrights Say #Neveragain to School Shootings

Event Type: Adult
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 5/10/2018
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description:
 RHCR THEATRE has teamed up with Code Red Playwrights: #ENOUGH, Moms Demand Action, Foundation 2, and the Cedar Rapids Public Library to present a staged reading of contemporary plays from playwrights across the country that are written in response to school shootings. This staged reading will take place on Thursday, May 10 at 6:30pm at the Whipple Auditorium (downtown Cedar Rapids Public Library).

***Admission is free, with suggested donations benefiting Everytown for Gun Safety.***

In the wake of our nation’s raging gun violence, playwrights from across the country have come together to create a new piece of theater — A collection of one-to-five minute plays — Each one responding to a different school shooting in the United States of America.

20 kids were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary —

And nothing changed.

This theater experience will weave together many the many moments that came before — or have happened since. We come together in solidarity — to memorialize the victims and to honor the survivors. We look to our communities — in cities all across the country — To join us.

Works included in this important reading may include:

HEALING
By Claudia I. Haas

LANTANA
By Rachael Carnes

PAYTON: A BACK-TO-SCHOOL MONOLOGUE
By Asher Wyndham

DISGRUNTLED DIETY
By Alexandra Cremer

THURSTON HIGH SCHOOL REUNION, CLASS OF 1998
A MEMORY MONOLOGUE
by Connie Bennett

SHOOTER
By Sam Graber

9.13.17
By S.Daly Sweeney

DRILL
By Stephen Kaplan

AZTEC, N.M.
By Tiffany Antone

THE LIBRARY WILL REOPEN ON MONDAY
By DC Cathro

BENCH
By Becky Goldberg

JUST IN CASE
By Angela Cerrito

SMILE
By Sarah Tuft

THE BIG BLACK UMBRELLA
By D Lee Miller

CARROT STICKS
By Hope Villanueva

A HOLY WORD
By Jordan Elizabeth Henry

ROUNDS PER SECOND
By Diana Burbano

GRIEF: AN AFTERMATH
By Ricardo Soltero-Brown

THE CELLPHONES OF THE DEAD
By Dwayne Yancey

A NEW NORMAL
By Ruthann Conley

I LIVED, IN RANCHO TEHAMA
By Donna Hoke East

WHERE THE SIDEWALK DOESN'T END
Chelsea White

Join parents, community members, participants and patrons of the arts for an evening of very powerful readings by playwrights who are also members of their own communities... wanting to make difference.
Library: Downtown Library
Location: Whipple Auditorium