The sister of the gunman behind a tragic school shooting comes to terms with the lingering scars of her brother’s actions. A husband abuses his position in the NSA to catch his cheating wife. These and several other plays with controversial subject matter are set to be workshopped at LeapFest XII, and you’re invited to help in the development process. The staged readings, performed with script in hand, will each be followed by a discussion with the playwright and director, in the hopes of readying them for future opportunities. This year’s crop of new work takes you on an emotionally charged roller coaster ride as it tackles a variety of thought-provoking subjects, and at least 20 of the program’s prior scripts have been turned into full productions. Stage Left Theatre produces LeapFest XII at Chicago’s Theater Wit. Goldstar members will be seated in special reserved section in the first two rows.