BULLETPROOF BACKPACK A World Premiere Production

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In a movement for change that was faster and stronger than we’d ever seen before and it was led by our nation’s youth.” “Our youth are our future and enabling them to speak and supporting the voice our nation’s future is what this project is all about.”

BULLETPROOF BACKPACK comes from the creative team of Eric Coble and Kody C Jones and is being conceived and directed by Jones and written by Broadway Playwright; Coble with contributions by a team of local SW Florida students

BULLETPROOF BACKPACK will be comprised of two separate programs that hinge together in the student-driven creation of not only a world premiere theatrical production but a social-justice project for participating students, schools, and the local community.

The youth of SW Florida will research, interview and explore the past atrocities of gun violence in order to investigate, inspire, and unite with hopes of starting conversations for the future and provoking insightful thought for change.


“Only with the constant education of the past and active push for change can we truly expect Never Again.” “The atrocities we saw in gun violence rebounded


co-commission in partnership with Oregon Children’s Theatre

Written by Eric Coble
with contributions from Florida Rep Education Students

Directed by Kody C Jones



Auditions May 27th, 2020 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

*Requirements: A video of a one 1 minute dramatic monologue.  Please prepare a second 1 minute dramatic OR comedic monologue in case you are asked for a second piece.

New UPDATED Show Dates: 

August 13 at 7
August 14 at 7
August 15 at 2 and 7
August 20 at 7
August 21 at 7
August 22 at 2 and 7


Rehearsal Schedule:

July 13th                10-3 pm               Rehearsal

July 15th                10-3 pm               Rehearsal

July 16th                10-3 pm               Rehearsal

July 17th                10-3 pm               Rehearsal

July 21st                10-3 pm               Rehearsal

July 22nd               10-3 pm               Rehearsal

July 23rd                10-3 pm               Rehearsal

July 24th                10-3 pm               Rehearsal

July 27th                10-4 pm               Rehearsal

July 28th                10-4 pm               Rehearsal

July 29th                10-4 pm               Rehearsal

July 30th                10-4 pm               Designer Run

July 31st                10-4 pm               Rehearsal

August 4th            12-9 pm               TECH

August 5th            12-9 pm               TECH

August 6th            12-9 pm               TECH/ Final Dress


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