Dan Froot uses a basketball to create foley noises on a soundstage

Dan Froot & Company

Arms Around America (World premiere)

UCLA student on sale: Sep 1, 2024

“Gut-wrenching performances.” — New York Times

Arms Around America is a community-based theater project investigating how Americans experience fear, power, identity, loss, and love through our relationships with guns. 

This world premiere performance is staged as a live radio-theater broadcast. Four actors voice dozens of characters in a constellation of short plays based on real families whose lives have been shaped by guns. They are accompanied by a sound effects artist (Dan Froot) and a live band playing Julio Montero’s driving score.

Arms Around America is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation & Development Fund Project co-commissioned by CAP UCLA and NPN.

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