Bang Bang You’re Dead

William Mastrosimone
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Not yet published. A PDF manuscript is available.

The Spanish version, entitled PUM PUM ESTAS MUERTO, translated by Monica Tirrell, is also available as a PDF manuscript.


Inspired by the Thurston High School shooting, BANG BANG YOU'RE DEAD follows a high school shooter who is tormented in his jail cell by apparitions of the classmates he killed.

Production Info

Cast: 15 total (9 female, 6 male, flexible casting, up to 30 actors)
Short Drama (about 40 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
About the Author


  • William Mastrosimone

    William Mastrosimone's play EXTREMITIES was destined to bring him fame. Starring Farrah Fawcett Off-Broadway and then in a version for the screen, EXTREMITIES sparked much controversy as it dealt with the sensitive issue of rape. Mastrosimone made his professional debut with THE WOOLGATHERER in 1981. In 1992, he won a Golden Globe for his miniseries Sinatra, and he received an Emmy nomination for The Burning Season. His play LIKE TOTALLY WEIRD debuted in 1998 at the 22nd Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville. His play BANG BANG YOU'RE DEAD, based on a shooting incident in Oregon that killed two students and injured 22, appeared as a movie on Showtime in October 2002. The screenplay adaptation of Benedict Arnold, starring Kelsey Grammer and Aidan Quinn, premiered on A&E in January 2003. Other projects include THE AFGHAN WOMEN, which premiered in Kabul, Afghanistan, and is available to colleges and universities to perform as a fundraiser for Afghan orphans through International Orphan Care. In 2005, Mastrosimone was nominated for an Emmy award for his writing on the Stephen Spielberg-produced TV miniseries Into the West.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date
ISBN 978088145####

Special Notes

Special Notes

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Bang Bang You’re Dead is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


6/6/2024 – 6/6/2024
Centennial High School
Gresham, OR

5/16/2024 – 5/18/2024
Rex Putnam High School
Milwuakie, OR

4/20/2024 – 4/20/2024
Västerås, Sweden

12/5/2023 – 12/5/2023
Discovery College
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

11/24/2023 – 12/9/2023
Hallstahammar, Sweden

10/20/2023 – 10/22/2023
Center For The Arts - El Camino College
Torrance, CA

6/2/2023 – 6/2/2023
Sam Barlow High School
Gresham, OR