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Village Arts teen ensemble presents playwright William Mastrosimone’s powerful one act play Bang, Bang You’re Dead! This one act play explores the small steps that lead to a school shooting. Mastrosimone was inspired to write this play in the late 90s after an incident occurred at this son’s school. The play was created to be performed by students for students. After a workshop production, Mastrosimone decided to post the play online and offered if for free. The play quickly embraced by students and teachers and would be performed across the nation and internationally. Showtime Networks developed the play into a movie where it would go on to win multiple Emmy awards, a Peabody and played at number of US Film Festivals.



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