“Teen girls’ fury erupts in Shoot… their unrest mixes like chemicals in an emotional bomb.”
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SHOOT is a stage play in four scenes.
(Recommended for mature audiences for language and sexual situations)
Three teenage girls plot revenge on the students and teachers who torment them, but their plans yield deadly – and unexpected – results.
Mr. Malcolm, 32
Mr. Everett, 44
A YOUNG WOMAN’S RAGE…
“I’ve seen ‘game over’, Sondra. It’s my mom, my aunt, those moldy old women from the church group… Game over’s 30 more pounds, 30 more years of that goddamn store, and credit cards and a fucked up Chevy that don’t never work right. What are you gonna say that’s gonna scare me?”
A TEACHER WHO’S CROSSED THE LINE…
“You want that connection and you want it to be real – none of that fake shit you always got from your parents and your teachers when you were a kid… And so… yeah – the line gets blurry sometimes. And I think – with her – it got… erased.”
A STUDENT WITH SHATTERED DREAMS…
“I don’t have a future. I have here. This town is my future. Tomorrow I’ll start getting used to that. Tonight, I just wanna smoke… Look – this is my brain on drugs.”
REVIEWS FOR SHOOT
“An incisively structured and downbeat drama” – Backstage
“Teen girls’ fury erupts in Shoot… their unrest mixes like chemicals in an emotional bomb.” – Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
“Intense…reaches beyond the anatomy of a school shooting to examine the intricacies and inappropriateness of teacher-student relationships” – Miami Herald
“Steely-eyed realism is what makes Shoot so scary… a toxic combination that by the intermission sends this story rocketing toward disaster.” – Miami New Times
BEST WOMEN’S STAGE MONOLOGUES 2003 (Smith & Kraus)
BEST MEN’S STAGE MONOLOGUES 2003 (Smith & Kraus)
BEST STAGE SCENES FOR ACTORS 2003 (Smith & Kraus)
Students and small theater companies (under 50 seats) may perform Shoot royalty-free by contacting the author at: shoottheplay [at] gmail.com.