Photographs by Carol Rosegg
New Play ‘Shooter’ Aims to Make Mass Shootings Non-Partisan - The presence of so many firearms, and the fact that they are often pointed directly at the audience — by director Katrin Hilbe’s order — is potent. It is hard not to flinch when facing down the barrel of an assault rifle, even when you know it’s made of plastic. Such semiotics make Shooter‘s audiences violently uncomfortable, but in a necessary way. These guns on stage are the power of theater at its most fundamental: the ability to take a representative object and imbue it with the power of the real thing. (...) When the Parkland shooting took place on Feb. 14 of this year, director Hilbe noted how parallels in current events affected the show. 'We have two people in our cast who come from the vicinity of the Parkland school, so it really resonated,' she explains. 'We felt at least we’re participating in the conversation as artists with what we can.
- Stephen C. Smith, The Clyde Fitch Report
Shooter by Sam Graber - Director Hilbe masterfully weaves dramatic moments together, careful to keep the five actors each in his own character. In terrifying moments where lives are threatened and a brave man intervenes to prevent yet another school massacre, we are fully aware of the danger and yet moved by the men who are involved. To pull off subtlety in the midst of chaos takes a deft touch like Hilbe's.
- Susan Hall, Berkshire Fine Arts