Cry Havoc Theater Company and Kitchen Dog Theater presents Shots Fired
The acclaimed documentary theater production about the July 2016 Dallas police shootings returns for a second run to mark the one-year anniversary.
On July 7, 2016, what began as a peaceful rally in Dallas in response to a slew of recent police shootings of unarmed black men by white police officers erupted in gunfire when an African American Army Reserve veteran ambushed police officers, killing five and wounding nine.
In the Fall of 2016, a group of teenagers interviewed police officers, protesters, and community members about that night and the ensuing aftermath. Their stories and the company’s reflections on them offer a snapshot of race relations in Dallas and the community’s hope for the future.
There will be a panel conversation about the Dallas police shootings, its impact on the community, and its inspiration for the production prior to the performance on July 13. Panelists will include Mark Hughes (wrongfully identified by police and the press as a suspect), Shetamia Taylor (one of the civilians shot that day), and Dr. Brian Williams (Associate Professor of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Trauma/Critical Care surgeon at Parkland Hospital who led the team of surgeons and specialists caring for seven of the wounded officers that night). The panel will be moderated by Pastor Richie Butler, Sr. Pastor of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church and founder of Project Unity.
The production is recommended for middle school and above.