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BULLETPROOF BACKPACK A World Premiere Production

Created with Sketch.


co-commission in partnership with Oregon Children’s Theatre

Sponsored by
West Bay Community Foundation Grant • Florida Theatrical Association Grant
Youth Violence Prevention Network/United Way Grant • Emily Eason

Written by Eric Coble
with contributions from Florida Rep Education Students

Directed by Kody C Jones


August 11-15th at 7:00 pm August 14th and 15th at 2:00 pm

Bulletproof Backpack is a world-premiere co-commission with Oregon Children’s Theatre and comes from the same creative team behind 2018’s hard-hitting new play, Refugee. Conceived by Kody C Jones and Written by Coble with contributions by a team of local Southwest Florida students, Bulletproof Backpack began as a student driven social conflict project creating a platform for students to research, discuss and interview our local community on the subject of gun violence in our schools. The play is an intertwining of student feedback and interviews with fictional characters who beg for answers and continue to pose the question; “How can I feel safe in our schools?”