Safety Off

Presented by Arts Nest

Phoenix Theater

2605 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN

80 minutes

Past performances

Friday, September 14 7:30 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Saturday, September 15 7:30 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Sunday, September 16 2:00 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Friday, September 21 7:30 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Saturday, September 22 7:30 pm
  • Post-show discussion
Sunday, September 23 2:00 pm
  • Post-show discussion


There have been 154 mass shootings in which four or more people have been killed since the 1966 University of Texas clock tower shooting. 11 have happened this year, including the a Marjory Stoneman Douglas Shooting on Feb. 14th, which started a movement so large it's impossible not to notice.  

Safety Off is a compilation of scenes and monologues, collected from the Protest Plays Project, meant to share various perspectives on gun violence in America. With school shootings at the forefront of this movement, it will be easy to forget our goals, as students enjoy their summer. This September, we will rekindle the conversation, and remind everyone to raise their voices in the November midterm elections. After each performance we will have talkback discussions with our audience, our artists, and members of nonprofit organizations already fighting for gun control. Through these discussions, we hope to not only have impactful conversations, but also wish to connect passionate audience members with groups in their neighborhood to help the cause.