Writers Respond to Gun Control Actions with Theatre
Pittsburgh Writer’s Words on Gun Control Take Root in Sydney, Australia
Playwright Tameka Cage Conley has suddenly found herself in a global conversation about gun control. On Tuesday, May 28, as part of Gun Control Theatre Action Week, Darlinghurst Theatre Company in Sydney, Australia, will stage readings of the collection 24 Gun Control Plays, published by NoPassport Theatre Company and edited by Caridad Svich.
Cage Conley, a friend of the Cyberpunk Apocalypse writing co-op in Pittsburgh, wrote one of the plays, “Jay and Bird,” excerpted from her full-length work, Testimony, which debuted at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in May 2011. “Jay and Bird” is a poignant story of two African-American boys whose friendship and fates are affected by gunfire. 24 Gun Control Plays was published as a result of simultaneous gun control actions in Pittsburgh and Washington, DC, on January 30, featuring actors, playwrights, musicians, and comedians. The collection has also been performed in New York and the UK.
Cage Conley, a multidisciplinary literary artist, is a Cave Canem Poetry Fellow and Pushcart Poetry Prize nominee. She is the author of six plays, but her work has not been performed outside the US until now. “This play was inspired by mass gun violence in the United States and its effects on urban youth. I’ve never been to Sydney, but to travel the world has been a lifelong dream since I was a girl. For my words to reach the place before I do is a special honor.”
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