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WWU Theatre Explores Gun Violence, Survivor Stories with National Theatre Project

  • graphic shows students protesting the nation's gun violence epidemic

The Western Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance will present “HereToo-WWU” – a devised theatre production exploring stories of gun violence, survivors and activism, at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24-26 and Oct. 30 through Nov. 2, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Oct. 26 in the DUG Theatre at the WWU Performing Arts Center.

The project is led by award-winning WWU Theatre professor Rich Brown and New York City theater artist Barbara Pitts McAdams. McAdams is a long-time member of Tectonic Theatre Project, creators of “The Laramie Project.” The initial workshop stage of the production performed the work in progress this summer as part of Western Summer Theatre.

“HereToo - WWU” is a company-created play drawn largely from interviews with young activists from across the country confronting the gun violence epidemic in America. Western’s production of “HereToo-WWU” is the West Coast premiere of a nation-wide project; the East Coast premiere will be at Penn State University. The play will continue to evolve in schools around the country, highlighting the activism and gun violence survivor stories of each community. The #HereToo Project will culminate in a final version produced in New York City.

Tickets are $7 to $15 and are available at or by calling 630-650-6146. Tickets are available at the door.

Free parking is available in the C Lots south of campus off Bill McDonald Parkway. Limited free parking is available one hour before the event in lot 14G just south of the Performing Arts Center off West College Way. Paid hourly parking is available on a first-come basis in Lot 11G. Paid hourly parking is also available in Lot 6V at the base of the Viking Union off North Garden Street.

For additional information, please call the WWU Department of Theatre & Dance at (360) 650-3876, or visit

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