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Full Length, Drama
1 man, 1 woman
Total Cast: 2, Flexible Set
ISBN-13: 9780822240853
FEE: $100 per performance.
THE STORY: Amina, a black police officer, and Ryan, her white partner, are in love. When Ryan shoots a black teenager during a traffic stop, Amina must determine who to believe and where her loyalties lie. SHEEPDOG is a gripping mystery that confronts the intersection of race, relationships, violence, and power.
“…riveting and thought-provoking… a mesmerizing, sometimes edge-of-your-seat drama that morphs seamlessly from a romance origin story, to a morality play, then, finally, an intriguing detective mystery—the latter of which launches an emotionally bittersweet punctuation for its characters and the audience, not only for its heartbreaking revelation, but also its reiteration that, yes, race relations in today’s reality is still in need of our utmost care and attention.” — “[SHEEPDOG] delves into fraught issues of race… [Artigue] looks through a humanized lens at the impact of a police shooting from a largely unexplored angle, the personal impacts on the shooter’s life. …while concentrating on the personal, Artigue doesn’t lose sight of the larger issues behind his events.” — “Fans of TV police procedurals such as Blue Bloods…will find themselves particularly enamored of Kevin Artigue’s SHEEPDOG, a thought-provoking two-character drama… The ‘Sheepdog’ of the title refers to the officers themselves, guarding the sheep (citizens) against the threat of wolves (predators). …SHEEPDOG is both impressive and important as it thrusts the viewer into matters of his or her own conscience.” —LA Times.