Bullet Catchers
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Bullet Catchers

Bullet Catchers NYC Reviews and Tickets

(17 Reviews)
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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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Member Reviews (17)

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998 Reviews | 410 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.

424 Reviews | 99 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

173 Reviews | 69 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.

172 Reviews | 24 Followers
Entertaining, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if if you like stories about soldiers especially women in the army.

Don't see it if you want a more linear plot and a more simple story

125 Reviews | 24 Followers
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You want a take on war by actual soldiers. You support new work.

Don't see it if You need fully developed theatre in a classic setting. This was in a church with terrible acoustics. I couldn't hear/understand the words. Read more

108 Reviews | 26 Followers
Earnest, Uneven, Conceptual, Topical

See it if Support diverse voices; involvement of Adrienne Brammer USAF, esp strong. Flashes of thoughtful insight on burdens & pros of military career

Don't see it if Would prefer realistic, plot-driven show over overwrought allegorical framing device. Bad sightlines, awful acoustics, weak links in cast

88 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.

84 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

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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