Gun Control Theatre Action

This series focuses on personal perspectives from a select group of practitioners on theatre and social change, the nature of artistic efficacy, and on past and ongoing gun control theatre actions. We welcome readers to reflect with us.

Poster for Gun Control Theatre Action.
On the Thought of Taking Action
Essay

On the Thought of Taking Action

30 August 2013

John Moletress writes about the difficulties of talking about gun control, and how that translates to creating theater about violence – and creating spaces for conversation in the communities surrounding them.

Changing the Narrative on Gun Control
Essay

Changing the Narrative on Gun Control

Is Theatre Up to the Task?

29 August 2013

D.W. Gregory writes about the role of theatre in changing the narrative surrounding gun control, and if and how theatre can add to the conversation.

Artist as Activist
Essay

Artist as Activist

Civilization’s Radical Voice

28 August 2013

In response to the pervasiveness of gun violence, Yvette Heyliger uses her artistry to implement change regarding gun reform.

A large group of people with a sign that reads "Occupy Everything" behind them.
Occupying My Plays
Essay

Occupying My Plays

28 August 2013

Elaina Avila, inspired by the Occupy Movement, decided to write plays for the 99%. Here's what happened.

A Can of Iced Tea & a Bag of Skittles, or a White Disco Suit Against Handguns
Essay

A Can of Iced Tea & a Bag of Skittles, or a White Disco Suit Against Handguns

27 August 2013

Chiori Miyagawa reflects on hosting Caridad Svich's Gun Control Theatre Action in the wake of the Travyon Martin tragedy and trial.

Poster for Gun Control Theatre Action.
Contradiction & Compromise
Essay

Contradiction & Compromise

My Uncle & The Next Time

26 August 2013

Cecilia Copeland’s uncle was her rock within any family flict. Her uncle also loved guns which has inspired her to write with his life in mind as she navigates the topic of gun control.

Cover for a collection of 24 Gun Control Plays.
Unruly Drama
Essay

Unruly Drama

25 August 2013

Caridad Svich examines art's effectiveness in implementing social change, particularly gun control. 

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