The Sandy Hook Theatre Project

Our hearts are broken; our spirit is not.


The Sandy Hook Theatre Project is a work in progress, conceived, created, and directed by Newtown native Dana Greenfield.

Twenty-six bells will hang above the heads of four actors as they embody the town ravaged by the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14th, 2012. Poetry, prose, music, and interviews written exclusively by the Newtown, CT community combine to examine this beautiful town before, during the moments of, and after the 12/14 tragedy.  Their unique perspectives intersect to show the strength and resilience of a community torn apart. This is the story of a town whose hearts were broken but whose spirits were not.

This blog is a living document of the process of this play. The goal of the Sandy Hook Theatre Project is to give a voice to the people of Newtown,  show the strength and resilience of a community torn apart, and to honor the twenty-six lives lost, their families, the teachers, and the first responders of 12/14.

The Sandy Hook Theatre Project is produced by Stand Up Productions, a student run theatre organization of Pace University. It will premiere in New York City December 5th- 8th. For more information on Stand Up Productions go to

The Sandy Hook Theatre Project will also be performed at the Stop Gun Violence NOW Theatre Festival on 12/14. For more information about the SGVN Theatre Festival go to

Are you apart of the Newtown, CT community? Do you have something to say or a story to tell? Send original pieces of writing, music, and art relating to 12/14 or Newtown in general to!

Please include

  • Title of your piece
  • Your name
  • A short sentence about yourself

The writing can be in the body of the email or attached in Word or pdf format.

Want to get involved or have a question to ask? Email

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