This July will see the world premiere of a new play called Bullet Catchers, a term for those serving in the infantry, which looks at the issue of women serving in combat roles.
-Robert Cain, Lima Charlie News
It was less than two years ago — December 2015 — that the last barriers barring women from certain combat positions finally fell. Now, the new play “Bullet Catchers” envisions a not-so-distant future where women and men officially serve together in the same infantry unit.
- Dusica Sue Malesevic, Chelsea Now
The Women in Combat Theatre Project imagines the first mixed-gender U.S. Army infantry unit in a play conceived by Maggie Moore and Julia Sears and written collaboratively by the company, which includes several military veterans. Sears directs the world premiere.
- Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
Crisis Comms expert, Elie Jacobs is joined by co-creator Maggie Moore and together they cry havoc!
"This debate has urgently motivated us to portray women's official inclusion into combat on the stage. We don't see this simply as a political issue."
-Julia Sears, Co-creator of Bullet Catchers
"The way that a lot of news articles were talking about women in combat were really cut and dry. That does female service members a great disservice"
- Maggie Moore, Co-creator of Bullet Catchers
"I have always loved the simple cyc, the white curtain at the back of the stage...I have never seen it used like this --in this moment it explodes!"
- Judith Jerome, Stories from the Stonington Opera House
"Co-writers Julia Sears and Maggie Moore will be researching the stories of Maine women who have served in the armed forces."
- Charles Eichacker, The Ellsworth American