Perform-4A-Purpose (P4AP) is an innovative performing arts organization whose focus is on promoting positive life choices among youth and teens. P4AP's social theatre approach uses the talents and skills of its actors to break down communication barriers and provide an innovative way to learn, using the performing arts as its primary tool.
Perform-4A-Purpose is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit and sister organization to Positively Funny, Inc. Comedy. Click HERE to learn more about Positively Funny Inc. As a part of Perform-4A-Purpose's Anti-Bullying efforts, we have established an initiative known as "Bullying Is Not Funny!" Please visit our website at www.bullyingisnotfunny.org. Perform-4A-Purpose is seeking funding support to produce a stage production called "Bang, Bang, You're Dead!" - a teen-oriented play that takes on the issue of school violence. The play written by Emmy-winning playwright William Mastrosimone, is meant to be performed by teens for teens. It was written to foster open dialogue about depression and school violence.
As the play opens, a young man lies in a jail cell for having committed unspeakable crimes. Five of those he murdered earlier that day—figments of his imagination, not ghosts—enter his cell demanding answers. When Josh evades their questions, they become akin to a chorus of Greek Furies who torment him, make him re-live events, and drive him towards the threshold of remorse.
The production comes complete with Teacher Discussion Guides for post production.
P4AP hopes to bring "Bang, Bang, You're Dead!" to local stages in Spring 2014. Please click HERE to help sponsor this award-winning production for area youth and teens. lf you are a TEEN wanting to audition for "Bang, Bang..", click HERE for more information. lf you are a SCHOOL wanting to book a performance of "Bang, Bang..", click HERE for more information.