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Bang-Bang You’re Dead!

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The Department of Film and Theatre’s School Touring Ensemble Program (STEP) presents its theatrical production of Bang Bang You’re Dead! written by William Mastrosimone and directed by Buddy Butler, to help enable and empower students to put an end to the escalating trend of violence and bullying in schools today.

RIPPED FROM TODAY’S HEADLINES. This play tackles the subject of mass school shootings from the point of view of the shooter. The goal is to help middle and high school students understand the tragedies and complexities of school violence and to take preventive actions against it. Bang Bang You’re Dead! urges today’s generation to take control and fix this problem now…

Mastrosimone appeals to potential killers to change their mindset—that in making the choice to bring a gun to school there is nothing to be gained and everything to lose. Furthermore, he asks all students to be aware and diligent when it comes to violent threats from their peers. Bang Bang You’re Dead! is a resource for dealing with a broken world that’s violent, unhealthy, unfair, and beyond the power of anyone to fix except today’s generation.


Bang Bang You’re Dead! will tour local and Bay Area schools during the week of November 17th, 2019 and play at the Hammer Theatre Center’s Hammer 4 Theatre for four performances. December 4th, 5th, and 6th @11 AM for school matinees and December 7th @ 7PM for a public performance. All performances are free and will have a talk-back following.


December 4 @ 11:00 am


Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113 Located between 2nd and 3rd St. in downtown San Jose.


Convenient parking available @ 2nd & San Carlos Garage $5 flat fee after 6 PM

Public Transit

Accessible by BART and VTA (2nd & Paseo De San Antonio exit is in front of the Hammer Theatre)