I'm thrilled to announce that Washington, DC is getting a sneak peak of FERGUSON - The Play this week with a reading of excerpts on Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. This is the first time anyone will hear any part of the play, and I couldn't be more excited for the event.
If you have friends or family in the DC area, please invite them to attend by having them RSVP to FergusonThePlay@gmail.com. Seats are filling up, so pass along this invite as soon as possible.
FERGUSON is due to have its world premiere in Los Angeles at the end of the month, but this DC reading will be a unique event. Real DC lawyers are going to be asking the questions posed by the lawyers during the Grand Jury process while professional actors play the witnesses.
The reading will last 30 minutes, and I'll do a Q&A afterward. It's at the Atlas Performing Arts Center - Lab II at 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002.
Thanks for your help in bringing the truth about Ferguson to the world.
If we can raise enough money, we want to bring full performances to every major city in the country.
I made FrackNation with your help to fight media misinformation, and now the same "critics" who pushed the GasLand lies want to shut down FERGUSON - The Play before it even opens.
But I wrote FERGUSON precisely to cut away at myths, half-truths, and outright lies about the shooting death of Michael Brown last year. The truth must be told.
Leading "critic" Kevin O'Keeffe, of the Art.Mic blog, said there is "nothing to be gained" by staging the play. This is despite the fact that FERGUSON is Verbatim Theatre, a genre that uses only actual court transcripts to tell a dramatic story. There will be no additions or subtractions--just the truth. But that isn't acceptable for these ideological gatekeepers posing as "critics."
O'Keeffe described the play as a "danger" and said that the project "feels like a powder keg ready to reignite racial tensions." He added that it is an "incredibly frustrating provocation of the past."
These attacks come before he even knows what's in the play!
FERGUSON doesn't premiere until the end of the month, and I'm certain the attacks will intensify before then. So please help me fight back.
I couldn't have made FrackNation without you. And with your help we will bring the truth about Ferguson to the stage in LA and to many stages across the US.
Visit FergusonThePlay.com to learn more about this historic project. Buy a ticket if you're in the LA area or donate to get a poster, signed script, or several other perks.
Three years ago you helped me make FrackNation. Thank you! Now I'm asking for your help again.
I'm excited to tell you about my latest project: FERGUSON - The Play. It's one of the most important projects I've ever done.
The play, which I wrote, is comprised entirely of grand jury testimony exactly as they heard it. It's a genre called Verbatim Theatre which was pioneered in the UK.
With FERGUSON the audience will hear the actual testimony that the Grand Jury heard, word for word, and see a re-enactment of the shooting of Michael Brown based entirely on witness accounts. It will reveal the many lies told by witnesses and the media. It will reveal the truth of what happened that day. After the performance, the audience will vote on whether or not they would indict Darren Wilson.
The news of this groundbreaking project was first reported by the showbusiness site Deadline Hollywood who described me as "no stranger to controversy."
Well, I don't think the truth is controversial.
As people who helped bring the truth about fracking to the world, you know how much the media distorts reality. There are a lot of half truths and myths about the Ferguson shooting and the public deserves to know the truth about what happened that day. FERGUSONpresents the evidence and lets the audience decide.
FERGUSON will run for four nights in Los Angeles, CA at the Odyssey Theatre, April 26-29. The truth about Ferguson might not be popular in Los Angeles, so I need your help to ensure that show will go ahead.
I started a crowdfunding campaign to fund the production. Please visit FergusonThePlay.com to learn more about it and to help bring the truth about Ferguson to the stage and the world.
Tickets are available exclusively through the Indiegogo page. If you live in LA please buy a ticket, and if you can't be in town please support the play in another way: buy a poster or a postcard marking this historic performance.
If we don't raise the money before the end of the campaign, every contribution gets returned and the truth won't be told. Every dollar helps. Every time you tell a friend it helps.
We're starting the show in LA, but if we can raise enough money we want to bring FERGUSONto cities across America--including Ferguson, MO.