by Nina Segal
Big Guns is a play about threat and the Western desire/disgust relationship to it. About violence and fear and the space between. About words and actions and the distance between. About the price of freedom and the price of firearms, purchased from the backseat of a stolen car under cover of darkness. Violence as imagined, mediated or virtual. Violence as smart-phones, brand names, webcams, privacy and plastic surgery, glib humour and flat-packed furniture. Violence as a live event; violence as fiction, as fantasy, as theatre. Big Guns is a play for two actors and (maybe) a bunch of guns.
Stratford New Play Works 2015
DePaul New Play Works 2016
The Yard Theatre, London UK 2017