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FrackNation is a feature documentary that will tell the truth about fracking for natural gas in US and globally.
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FERGUSON Play World Premiere a Huge Success

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 Dear friends,

Well, the reviews are in after last night's World Premiere of FERGUSON, a play I wrote based entirely on Grand Jury testimony.

Dennis Prager spent almost the first hour of his nationally syndicated show talking about the play. He interviewed me and two of the actors. You can listen to the interviews here: http://www.dennisprager.com

The Los Angeles Times covered the premiere extensively but not very flatteringly here: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-ferguson-play-20150427-story.html#page=1

The Los Angeles alternative newspaper, LA Weekly, thought FERGUSON was "divisive but riveting" and an "incendiary evening of theatre": http://www.laweekly.com/arts/yes-the-new-play-ferguson-is-divisive-but-its-riveting-5522547

Breitbart.com found that FERGUSON turned a dry legal case into a "human drama": http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/04/27/ferguson-play-turns-grand-jury-transcripts-into-human-drama/

Theatre Spoken Here blog said that as theatre "it was a great show" but didn't set rumors to rest: http://theatrespokenhere.blogspot.com/2015/04/ferguson-west-los-angeles.html

The world is watching, and many of the so-called "critics" want us to fail. FERGUSON is running for three more nights, and we want to recreate last night's sold-out audience for every show.

Please send the info to anyone in Southern California you think might be interested. Tickets are still available for tonight, Tuesday, and Wednesday all at 8 p.m. http://FergusonThePlay.com

Many thanks for all your support,

Phelim

FERGUSON Play in DC

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Dear friends,

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.

Thanks,

Phelim

The backlash has started.

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Dear friends, 


So the backlash has started.

The mainstream media distorted the truth about fracking, and now they don't want the truth about Ferguson to get out. 

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. 

Don't let the media silence the truth...again. 

Sincerely, 

Phelim

News from FrackNation Director

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Dear FrackNation supporters,

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. FERGUSON presents 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 FERGUSON to cities across America--including Ferguson, MO. 

Thanks for your support. See you in the theatre. 

Sincerely, 

Phelim

Help fight the media narrative around Ferguson and bring the truth to the stage and the world.
Help fight the media narrative around Ferguson and bring the truth to the stage and the world.

Help Fight Censorship at UNC Chapel Hill with Crowdfunding

Dear friends:

Academia is afraid of different viewpoints! 

Ann and fellow journalist Katie Pavlich were recently invited to speak at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill by the College Republicans. But the UNC Student Congress blocked the funds. 

They claim Ann and Katie are "non-intellectual" and have "no value." But their real reason is clear. 

It's censorship. Plain and simple. They won't tolerate people who have opinions different from their own. 

We need your help to send a clear message to UNC Student Government: Censorship is unacceptable

Ann and Katie started an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to cover their costs for a trip to Chapel Hill and talks that promote free speech and diversity of opinion. 

Please donate today. Help us give the students of UNC speakers with views different from their professors. Help us bring real diversity of opinion to this college campus. 

And please spread the word on Facebook and Twitter

Thanks in advance for your help!

Ann & Phelim

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