WORKS IN DEVELOPMENT:
Actors' Equity Association Workshop
A Play by Steve Hauser
A white LAPD cop, Jeff Sellers, shoots and kills a fleeing black robbery suspect. His black rookie trainee partner, Kevin Wright, holds his fire. A wino witness says Sellers murdered the young man who was giving up. As locals gather and a riot threatens - what to do to prevent a riot? Was racism the cause of the shooting? Or was it an honest mistake? In this examination of race relations ripped from today's headlines, Kevin is torn between his loyalties to the police force and those to his community where the murder took place. "A Shooting" explores the search for truth when a split second divides life and death, and honor may be the ultimate sacrifice for peace and social justice.