a stray bullet

Rehearsal at .ZACK, 2 days to performance day. Photo by Taron, STL Story Stitchers

“I always felt that if they’d arrived five minutes sooner…my Dad would still be here with me. Investigators treated his case like it was just one in a million. That has always been hard for me to accept. I know that the police didn’t kill my father but where were they when my father was leaving work and caught in the cross hairs of gun fire? Although I resent them for not being there I know that a stray bullet took my father’s life- because of that, I will never pick up a gun.”

Excerpt from Not Another One! A Play 4 Peace

“The Stitchers are sending a powerful and raw message to our city that needs our unconditional support.”  Poli Rijos-Saitta, MSW, LCSW, Project Director, Gun Violence Initiative, Institute for Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis

You don’t want to miss this!!! Story Stitchers Artists in Residence Lauron Thompson, K.P. Dennis, Britt Baker on guitar and special guest Brandon McCadney on the keys plus Stitchers Teen Council and from the open auditions — new Story Stitchers Chelsea, Jonathan, Donneisha, Darry, Angel and more!

Not Another One! is dedicated to those lost and impacted by gun violence.

The Collective commissioned St. Louis playwright and Story Stitchers artist in residence Lauron Thompson to write and direct the Saint Louis Story Stitchers first play, Not Another One! A Play 4 Peace. The play features original hip hop music by Story Stitchers artist in residence K.P. Dennis. The play is based on this youth-led discussion with police and civic leaders on gun violence. A youth-led Q&A with representatives from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department will follow each performance. Come and learn how you can become part of the solution.

Saturday, February 25, 2017 at .ZACK, 3224 Locust, 63103

2:00 and 7:00 performances

2:00 show is free for Youth and students

Tickets available on Metrotix