Bullet Catchers
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Bullet Catchers

Bullet Catchers NYC Reviews and Tickets

(17 Ratings)
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Ambitious, Relevant, Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging

About the Show

Set in the not-too-distant future, Women in Combat Theatre Project's new drama follows the first official mixed-gender infantry unit in the U.S. Army from training to deployment.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (17)

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95 Reviews | 16 Followers
Clever, Great acting, Great staging, Profound, Relevant

See it if You enjoy stories of empowered and strong women. Are interested in the military. Like non linear, unique storyline

Don't see it if You're looking for a comedy, or only like linear plots. If the military doesn't interest you, or you want a large scale musical

95 Reviews | 6 Followers
Profound, Great writing, Great acting, Absorbing, Ambitious

See it if you're ready for more stories about bad ass women.

Don't see it if you need sets and costumes to enjoy a show.

74 Reviews | 26 Followers
Absorbing, Relevant, Intense, Ambitious, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to be immersed in real service member experiences told powerfully onstage (the plot is hardly as nonlinear as others are saying).

Don't see it if you dislike deviation from nontraditional theatre (even if the artistic elements are grounded) or don't care about women in the military. Read more

455 Reviews | 101 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Great staging, Thought-provoking

See it if You have an interest in a novel pov on military vis a vis society. 8 players with rifles on a bare stage. They conjure the rest.

Don't see it if You don't like war themes. You don't like lesbian themes. You want pizazz. This is all up to you. Needs editing. Read more

55 Reviews | 10 Followers
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Resonant

See it if You like physical shows where actors work together to present big movements in a structred fashion. Strong women roles with intense conflics

Don't see it if Army shows bore you. If you have difficulty following an unstructured plot

1145 Reviews | 461 Followers
Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if You like dramas that are about contemporary subjects but use a lot of symbolism & metaphors to get the point across while being graphic too.

Don't see it if You don't like women's/equality issues or prefer a straight forward story line.

185 Reviews | 71 Followers
Resonant, Ambitious, Symbolic, Personal, Passionate

See it if you enjoy compassionate minimalist movement-based storytelling of truth-based military stories from women. Some staging was gorgeous.

Don't see it if it's about celebrating women in combat not questioning the war. Some tripping over lines, some hard-to-follow symbolic bits, sound issues.

64 Reviews | 22 Followers
Ambitious, Great singing, Creative staging, Intense, Bad acoustics

See it if you are interested in women in combat roles, you like performance art, interesting choreography, non-linear plot.

Don't see it if If you are anti-war, would prefer neither men nor women in combat, can take a show with no humor.

Critic Reviews (5)

Theatre is Easy
July 23rd, 2017

"The military background of some cast members enriches the entire production with heartfelt, realistic nuances. Unfortunately we don’t get to know all seven members of the unit closely…A lot of the relationships, inside and outside the base, are left as loose ends…The reinvented goddess from Greek mythology seems to be from another play; ‘Bullet Catchers’ is best when it is talking about real women in combat…Unfortunately the current production suffers from a lack of cohesiveness."
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Village Voice
July 26th, 2017

"Yoking together—not always tidily—elements of workplace drama, movement theater, and mystic allegory, the ensemble-devised piece gets a decent amount of mileage from its appealing, hardworking cast...On the downside, the sketchy script doesn’t give our heroes in fatigues much texture or nuance, just glimpses of private life between movement sequences...Still, director Julia Sears fuses her troops into a cohesive force, executing dance interludes with muscular grace and grit."
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July 24th, 2017

"Three of the cast are veterans and many more service members were interviewed in the devising process. The result is stunning. It’s a story told in dialogue, in sound and movement, in dance and in silence...With no set, the actors give athletic performances to fill the space with physicality. Nothing looks accidental in a show this meticulous. Julia Sears has demanded discipline from her troops and every one of them carries their rifle with expert precision."
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Consequence Magazine
August 1st, 2017

“Military units train, live, and fight together, and 'Bullet Catchers' realistically depicts the resulting interpersonal dynamics…This powerful and engaging play raises awareness not just about women’s contributions to defending the United States, but for their tight-knit integration with male troops in well-trained units. It also highlights women’s deep desire to serve…Given the current political climate, ‘Bullet Catchers’ is a necessary performance.”
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NYC Veterans Alliance
August 3rd, 2017

"'Bullet Catchers,' an evocative, elemental play-meets-movement piece-meets-a cappella performance, succeeds in a way that no other play I’ve seen in the past two years has, and for so many reasons...One of the most engaging, genuine, provocative, and humbling pieces of theater I’ve seen in years...'Bullet Catchers' understands to its core that women’s voices in the armed forces...have been kept quiet for too long, or are altogether ignored in favor of their male colleagues."
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