Play’s Vision of Integrated Infantry Casts Women Who Saw Combat
Women in combat inspire performance in ‘Bullet Catchers’
INTERVIEW: ‘Bullet Catchers’ follows first mixed gender infantry unit in the Army
"Director Julia Sears (who co-conceived the worthy project with Maggie Moore) fuses her troops into a cohesive force, executing dance interludes with muscular grace and grit. It would be wrong not to thank them for their service."
"One of the most engaging, genuine, provocative, and humbling pieces of theater I’ve seen in years... it shocks you instantly from complacency with the force of its power. It leaves you changed."
[Bullet Catchers] highlights women’s deep desire to serve, mirroring attitudes that have been encouraged in men since before our country’s founding. Given the current political climate, Bullet Catchers is a necessary performance.
"The actors give an athletic performance to fill the space with physicality. Nothing looks accidental in a show this meticulous. Julia Sears has demanded discipline from her troops and every one of them carries their rifle with expert precision."
"Inventive staging by director Julia Sears"
"Unlike any play I’ve ever seen....exploring terrain that’s uncharted in the world of contemporary drama."
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