17-year-old Sara overslept the morning her high school was the target of a mass shooting. Separated from her twin sister, she is forced to wait out the aftermath living off the grid with her estranged, ex-military aunt. When a piece of national news breaks, Sara is inspired to right the past by protecting the future.
Wild-hearted, vulnerable, vivid, and funny, "hurt people" is a solo tour-de-force that uses multi-media, spoken word poetry, and dynamic movement to tell the story behind the next headline.
"hurt people" was commissioned by Artistic Director Dr. Susan Russell for the 2014 Cultural Conversations Festival, “Right to Remain Violent: Gun Control F/Or a New Civilzation.” Compiling years of research to compose the piece, Allison continues to research the impact and aftermath of mass shootings in our country.
Bring hurt people to your theatre
With four props, one video, and three portable furniture pieces, "hurt people" is powerful in its simplicity. A 65-minute piece that plays best in intimate spaces, it is a brave, innovative, startling piece of theatre that appeals to seasoned theatre goers and fresh audiences alike. Contact Allison on her CONTACT PAGE for more information on booking.
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August 28, 2016
Benefit for Moms Demand Action and
Pulse Victims Fund through Equality Florida
Bowery Poetry Club, New York City GO
July 16, 2015
New York State Summer School of the Arts
SUNY Delhi, Delhi NY
November 22, 2014
United Solo Theatre Festival
Theatre Row, New York City GO
February 14, 2014
Cultural Conversations Festival
Penn State University, State College PA