Special citations were given to Cry Havoc Theater Company, a youth company, for the compellingly researched and performed Babel, about gun violence; Amphibian Stage Productions for its Comedy Series and Trinity Shakespeare Festival, for 10 years of producing professional, quality Shakespeare at Texas Christian University.
The teens of Cry Havoc Theater Company don't have an answer for the deadly problem of gun violence. But they do offer a starting point: listen to one another.
Since Jan. 27, that's what teens in the 13-member ensemble have done. They've criss-crossed the country, logging more than 50 interviews with gun owners and people who have lost loved ones to mass shootings, homicides and suicides involving guns.
Last July, Cry Havoc Theater Company’s group of about a dozen teenage actors was preparing for its upcoming summer play Good Kids.
But the July 7 police ambush, which followed a peaceful protest in downtown Dallas, interrupted the young actors' practice. Founder Mara Richards Bim felt it was important to talk to the students about their emotions.