The Violence Project is a new musical conceived, composed, and directed by Elizabeth Swados, and performed by a youthful ensemble of 23, who range in age from twelve to 25. It examines the epidemic of kids' violence in the U.S. The piece uses music, movement, singing, and puppetry to talk about the roots of violence, the ultimate stupidity of violence, and the uselessness of it. It is primarily interested in the precarious line between committing a violent act and holding back, asking, "Who are the people who cross the line to violence and who are the people who can control their impulses?"
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