Artist/activist George Emilio Sanchez returns to Abrons Arts Center for a third year with Bang Bang Gun Amok III, a 24-hour performance “filibuster” that addresses how gun culture is historically embedded in the United States. Co-presented by Henry Street Settlement and University Settlement Artists in partnership with the District Attorney’s Office of New York, the event unites activists, scholars, Lower East Side youth, and gun violence survivors in a spirit of solidarity to call for an end to a culture of violence.


George Emilio Sanchez is a performance artist and social justice activist. This new work is a part of his Performing the Constitution series.  He is a Social Practice Artist in Resident at Abrons Arts Center. He will also be presenting his 24-hour performance filibuster on gun violence at Abrons this December for the third year in a row.  For the past 12 years he has served as the Performance Director of Emergenyc. He teaches at the City University’s College of Staten Island.


Bang Bang Gun Amok III is commissioned by Abrons Arts Center with generous grants from the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, the Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jerome Foundation, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Scherman Foundation, and other generous Henry Street Settlement funders. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This season was also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Bang Bang Gun Amok III is a project of Performing Arts Throughout Henry Street (PATHS). PATHS programming is supported by a generous grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.