Florida Repertory Theatre's World Premiere Co-Commission: Bulletproof Backpack by Eric Coble


Florida Rep Education’s Conservatory Program
In Rehearsal with “Bulletproof Backpack” by Eric Coble.

“Bulletproof Backpack” is a world-premiere co-commission with Oregon Children’s Theatre and comes from the same creative team behind 2018’s hard-hitting new play for young audiences, “Refugee.”

In the Historic Arcade Theatre | Aug, 11-15, 2021 | Tickets $25/$20

Sponsored by
West Bay Community Foundation Grant • Florida Theatrical Association Grant
Youth Violence Prevention Network/United Way Grant • Emily Eason

Conceived by Kody C Jones and written by Broadway playwright, Eric Coble, “Bulletproof Backpack” began as a student-driven social conflict project. It’s meant to create a platform for students to research, discuss, and interview the Southwest Florida community on the subject of gun violence in schools.

Written with contributions from local students, the play intertwines student feedback and interviews into a fictional story where the characters seek to answer the most important question, “How can I feel safe in my school?”


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