24 Gun Control Plays
From June 21, 7:30 pm until June 21, 9:00 pm Save to calendar
A Reading benefitting the For Allison Foundation and WHAT
Curated by Nathan Winkelstein
Directed by Jeffry George
A curated evening of short plays addressing the topic of gun control in the United States, selected from 24 Gun Control Plays.
On August 26, 2015, news reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward, employees of CBS affiliate WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, were shot to death while conducting a live television interview near Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta. The news team was interviewing Vicki Gardner, executive director of the local chamber of commerce, when all three were attacked by a gunman. Parker, age 24, and Ward, age 27, died at the scene while Gardner survived. Parker and Ward were the seventh and eighth journalists killed on the job in the United States since 1992.
Parker’s parents, Andy and Barbara Parker, have become advocates for sensible gun legislation and are speaking about this topic across the nation. The Parkers will participate in a talk-back following the reading.
24 GUN CONTROL PLAYS brings together new work in support of gun control. Selected works in this volume were presented in collaboration with NoPassport, Theater J and force/collision in Washington D.C. on January 26, 2013, and with Pittsburgh PACT to coincide with the March on Washington for Gun Control led by Molly Smith and Suzanne Blue Star Boy. These dynamic works for theatre are a rousing call to action.