We are proud that our new play, “Another Life”, in a new production, will become the occasion for A Festival of Conscience.
A Festival of Conscience is a series of talks and talk-backs by prominent human rights activists; lawyers who defend Guantanamo detainees and torture victims; and authors, to surround “Another Life”, engaging audiences in free exchange of information and ideas every night during the play’s three-week run, March 8-24,2012, at the Irondale Center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. With your help we are creating a space where people who care can become inspired to take action.
Many of the writers, lawyers and activists whose work influenced the creation of the play are joining us for A Festival of Conscience. Darius Rejali, humane, and humorous, author of Torture and Democracy, world authority on torture, will speak on Opening Night on March 8. Gabor Rona, from Human Rights First, Tom Parker and Zeke Johnson from Amnesty International, Pardiss Kabrieai and Baher Azmy from Center for Constitutional Rights and Jonathan Hafetz from Seton Hall and lawyers Susan Burke and Martha Rayner are on the distinguished list of speakers. Mark Danner, Joshua Reynolds Donovan Webster, authors who broke the torture stories, will speak. Ynestra King and women from Code Pink and Occupy will talk about women and resistance. The young performers from Bailey’s Café in Bedford-Stuyvesant will lend their voices in a pre-show show. The list is in formation.
When you become our Producing Partner, for as little as $25, you also become a sponsor of the Festival of Conscience.
And we cannot do without your support. We must raise $7000 in order to produce this play. Last spring and summer, we raised $10,000 on United States Artists to fund artist stipends for the workshop. This winter, we must raise at least an additional $7,000 to cover costs of putting the play into a full production for a three-week run and to host A Festival of Conscience. We need your help, we need your presence and we need you to help us spread the word to a wider audience. We need you as a Producing Partner. We'll get back to you so that you can choose the date you wish to see the play; you can also attend every talk during the Festival of Conscience.
On a see-saw from the surreal to the real, “Another Life” is the story of a mogul and his daughter locked in titanic struggle that nearly destroys them both. Described as “Stinging and Satirical” by the Kenyon Review, and "remarkable" by Olympia Dukakis, “Another Life” is a whirl-wind trip through the past ten years. Based on hard fact but told through the struggles of individual characters, the play shows torture, war-lust and unbridled greed vying with a growing nonviolent resistance. “Another Life” is a call to conscience.
Theater Three Collaborative has a 16 year record of creating socially meaningful theater promoting scenarios of nonviolence and fierce resistance to injustice. From the Holocaust diaries of Victor Klemperer, “I Will Bear Witness” (with an Obie-winning performance by George Bartenieff) to “Prophecy” produced in London and New York, where it starred Kathleen Chalfant, and just published in Acts of War: Iraq & Afghanistan in Seven Plays, Theater Three Collaborative stands for poetry, passion and peace in the face of endless war and the erosion of beauty. We do it on shoe-string budgets, with the dedication of our collaborating artists, and always with the help of our Producing Partners. Reserve your ticket to “Another Life”, become a Producing Partner and support A Festival of Conscience. We promise good theater, good talk, and an experience that will enlighten and energize. Thank you.