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Shooter-coverimageShooter explores the correlation of our gun culture to the fragile state of the male identity. Shooter tells the story of three long-time friends and a prevented high school shooting.

On a sunny weekday afternoon, Jim Bender sees a teenage boy approach the entrance of the local high school carrying rifles beneath a trench coat. Jim pulls his own firearm, stopping a shooter-massacre before it happens. Jim Bender is a hero. But as the full story is revealed, this truth becomes a lot less clear – and that is not what people need it to be.

Shooter asks: are today’s shooter-massacres the result of a malformed and destabilized male identity?

With each violent shooter-massacre carried out by a man, Shooter questions the relationship of not just our gun culture to the male identity but also of how men fail each other when they need each other most.

Production Details

Full-length, 90 minutes
Single set

March 2018, TheaterLab, NYC

Production History

March 2018, NYC World and NYC premiere at Theaterlab as produced by ManyTracks and directed by Katrin Hilbe.
January 2017, NYC Presented read at The Workshop Theater as part of their Sundays@Six program, as arranged by Michael Gnat, and directed by Katrin Hilbe.

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