Elevator Project 2017/2018


Presented by Cry Havoc Theater Company

July 5 – 15, 2018

Hamon Hall

2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201


In our highly politicized environment, conversations about gun ownership and gun control go nowhere. In fact, the very words used to discuss guns in America shut down the conversation between people on opposite sides of the debate.

What would happen if we sat down and listened to each other? Following the success of Shots Fired, the acclaimed documentary theatre piece about the 2016 Dallas Police shootings, Cry Havoc Theater Company is creating a new documentary work that examines gun violence in America and the emotionally charged conversations around it.

MARA RICHARDS BIM (DIRECTOR) is the founder of Cry Havoc Theater Company, an adjunct faculty member at Eastfield College, and a frequent consultant for Dallas ISD’s Department of Theatre and Dance. Her Dallas devising and directing credits include Cry Havoc’s The Great American Sideshow, Shots Fired (co-director), Shut Up and Listen! and The (out)Siders Project. For three seasons she managed the education programs at Dallas Theater Center including the national award-winning Project Discovery (2013 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award).

“The Cenotaph” Art Exhibit

A special art exhibit called “The Cenotaph” will serve as the backdrop for Babel, and will be open to the public for viewing beginning Thursday, June 28, 2018. The installation will include an estimated 8,000 shoes to represent everyone killed by gun violence from January 1 until July 1, 2018.


“The Cenotaph” Art Installation Exhibit Hours:

Thursday 6/28: 6pm- 9pm
Friday 6/29: 9am- 9pm
Monday 7/2: 9am – 1pm
Tuesday 7/3: 9am – 1pm
Thursday 7/5: 9am – 1pm
Friday 7/6: 9am – 1pm
Saturday 7/7: 9am – noon
Monday 7/9: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 7/10: 9am -5pm
Wednesday 7/11: 9am – 5pm
Thursday 7/12: 9am – 5pm
Friday 7/13: 9am – 5pm
Saturday 7/14: 9am – noon