sponsored by: rich gillard
In this re-imagining of Buffalo Bill’s storytelling and P.T. Barnum’s grandeur, a ringleader explores the fusion of American myth and gun culture through four acts of an incredible spectacle - and a show gone terribly wrong.
"I’m as American as white crosses, red blood, and blue lives.
I put the buckshot in your beef, the ball in your brain."
Sarah Schecter is a California-based theatre artist and community organizer. At school she studies Playwriting and is a member of the Teen Core Council at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Her work has been published by the New York Times, Still I Rise Films, We Write Here, and the 2018 Heart of Oakland Festival. She spends her non-theatrical time as treasurer for Bay Area Student Activists, a student-led civic engagement group, and learning and cooking in kitchens around the Bay Area.
Wildly inventive, an a fresh look at the history of violence as grotesque carnival.
TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY
Playwright & #ENOUGH panelist
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