The Great American Gunshow (stylized in all caps) is an interview-based, community-driven project exploring American gun culture, gun violence and trauma, and the tension within our society over whether the “...right of the people to keep and bear Arms…” results in a further deterioration of our sense of safety. The Great American Gunshow will document, map, archive, and reflect our collective experience through a series of theatrical presentations across the country, each imagined as a unique hybrid of a live performance and a local townhall meeting. The Great American Gunshow explores the humanity at the heart of the gun debate and invites participants to engage in a more nuanced discussion about guns in America by setting aside political polarization and asking a basic, essential question -- is there any hope for common ground?
Land Acknowledgement: Lenni-Lenape
¡Bienvenidos Blancos! Or Welcome White People! (stylized in all caps) | photo by Kate Raines/Plate 3 Photography