Tomorrow evening, sixteen local residents will perform a public reading of "Project Unspeakable" at 7pm New England Youth Theater. A facilitated discussion of the play and the issues, questions and feelings it raises for the audience will follow.
The script, with the exception of two Narrators and a young seeker of truth, is made up of actual quotes attributed to each of the dozens of characters portrayed. Saturday's cast includes Sophie Bady-Kaye, Frederic Noyes, Daniel Cantor Yalowitz, John Ungerleider, Bob Bady, Leo Schiff, Gary and Leslie Sullivan Sachs, Mary Kay Sigda, Greg Moreau, John O'Neal, Paula Green, RylandWhite, Tim Bullard, Debbie Lynangale and Amilcar Shabazz.
After three rehearsals and indivdual sessions with the director and principal playwright Court Dorsey, we are eager to share this moving and motivating story with the public.
Like The Vagina Monologues and The Laramie Project, Project Unspeakable offers the script to church groups, activist groups, book clubs and circles of friends for public and private readings. A generation of baby-boomers who have lived most of their adult lives in the rubble of shattered dreams, who have seen the great leaders of their generation slaughtered in officially whitewashed circumstances, are invited to come forward to insist that the truth finally be uncovered regarding this destruction of lives and visionary leadership. In addition, Project Unspeakable offers young people a unique opportunity, not only to learn more about these four inspirational leaders of the 1960’s, but also to re-energize their recent efforts to confront current manifestations of the “Unspeakable.”
The Project has been endorsed by two dozen public figures, including Joan Baez, Martin Sheen, Joanna Macy, Medea Benjamin, Daniel Ellsberg, and Eve Ensler. Readings have been held across the country, from Seattle to Maine, and the NYC reading was showcased on National Public Radio.
Please join us Saturday at 7pm at NEYT for this special event. $10 suggested donation; doors open at 6:30pm.