Drill

A one-minute play addressing the sad nonchalance of active shooter drills in schools.
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Drill

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  • Toby Malone:
    7 May. 2021
    As a non-American, this still feels so alien to me, but the bored acceptance that these students and educator display as they endure yet another active shooter drill in their school really brings home just how this horror has pervaded the lives of youth today. The impact of this weary readiness is far-reaching, and deeply saddening. A well-executed point, made efficiently.
  • Cheryl Bear:
    7 May. 2020
    A vivid snapshot of the things our children can no longer see. The joys of childhood have been replaced by a constant fear for safety. Well done.
  • Rachael Carnes:
    15 Feb. 2020
    A sad and powerful reminder that the victims of gun violence aren't just those hurt in these all-too common massacres, but the bystanders to horror: Our children, and their teachers. A generation is growing up under the threat of armed assailants in their places of learning, and Kaplan's beautiful short play expresses a teacher's grief, for his students' innocence, and our collective humanity.

Character Information

  • Voice of Vice-Principal
  • Teacher
  • Students (at least 2)

Production History

  • University
    ,
    Gi60 Festival
    ,
    2015
  • Fringe
    ,
    NY Indie 1-Minute Play Festival
    ,
    2015