Posts Tagged plays about school shootings

“The Cellphones of the Dead” in Minneapolis

The police officer at the scene of a mass shooting. Photo courtesy of Casey Holmes.

My short play based on the mass shooting at Virginia Tech in 2007 has gotten produced a lot this year as part of various theatrical productions that have risen up in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida this spring. In September, THE CELLPHONES OF THE DEAD was included in the Safety Off show at The Phoenix Theatre in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Producer Casey Holmes shares this photo gallery.

THE CELLPHONES OF THE DEAD

A police officer’s somber monologue: He was at the scene of a mass shooting, and could literally hear the awful news start to spread — as the cellphones of the victims started to ring with desperate messages from their frantic friends.

Also:
* Photos from Roanoke, Virginia, April 2018
* THE CELLPHONES OF THE DEAD included in collection of short plays

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Press coverage for “Code Red” reading

My short play THE CELLPHONES OF THE DEAD is included the collection of short plays about school shootings that is being performed across the country.

I like a clean work space.

Here’s a story in The Roanoke Times in advance of the April 20 reading in Roanoke, Virginia.

More on THE CELLPHONES OF THE DEAD and the background of this project here.

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Photo from my short play in Ireland

George Hynes in "A Chalkboard Scribbled in Blood." Photo by Catriona Bonner.

George Hynes in “A Chalkboard Scribbled in Blood.” Photo by Catriona Bonner.

George Hynes, again.

George Hynes, again.

My one-minute play A CHALKBOARD SCRIBBLED IN BLOOD was performed Nov. 6-9 by Rabbit’s Riot Theatre in Ireland, with three shows in Slingo and one in Manorhamilton.

Here’s George Hynes in action in my very dark piece inspired by the Sandy Hook school shooting.

The theatre sent this word: “It went fantastic! Got amazing audience feedback! Thank you for writing such a moving piece!”

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My first production in Ireland

The poster for the festival.

The poster for the festival.

I’m about to get produced in Ireland for the first time. My very short play A CHALKBOARD SCRIBBLED IN BLOOD has been selected for a festival there in November.

The festival is run by Rabbit’s Riot Theatre Company. The theme is “Our Generation,” and features 15 “tiny plays” on that theme. Sadly, mine fits because it’s about a school shooting. I wrote it the night of the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012.

The productions will be November 6-8 in Sligo and November 9 in Manorhamilton. Both locations are in northwest Ireland.

More below!

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