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.
When did you start writing? What/who are some of the major influences on your writing?
How did you come to write your #ENOUGH play? Given that there are many dimensions to the issue of gun violence, what aspect did you focus on and why?
What other issues or subjects do you care deeply about that you wish you saw on stage more? Why is this issue important for you?
If you could write a play or story that represented the future you want to be a part of, what would it look like?
What are some of your favorite plays?
What will your next play be about?
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Wildly inventive, an a fresh look at the history of violence as grotesque carnival.
TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY
Playwright & #ENOUGH panelist
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