Our Mission

Project Unspeakable is a creative, empowering, community-building initiative to challenge the silence that for decades has surrounded the “unspeakable” assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy.  In so doing, we also intend to shed light on the “unspeakables” of today — the officially covered-up crimes that have led to or worsened the multiple crises that currently beset our country and the world. In the broadest sense, Project Unspeakable is an attempt to liberate the truth, so that the truth can liberate us.

What is Project Unspeakable?

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy and inspired by James Douglass’ remarkable book, JFK and the Unspeakable (Simon & Schuster, 2010), playwright Court Dorsey and associate writers Stephen Wangh and Debbie Lynangale created the play Project Unspeakable based on historical quotes related to the assassinations of these four pivotal leaders.  Since November 2013, over thirty groups around the United States have read or performed the script and engaged in stimulating and vibrant discussion of the ideas presented. See more on the script and past readings.

Thomas Merton, an internationally respected spiritual writer and Trappist monk, wrote in 1965:

“One of the awful facts of our age is the evidence that [the world] is stricken indeed, stricken to the very core of its being by the presence of the Unspeakable…[that] too few are willing to see.”

The Project  hopes not only to bring back into focus the inspiring legacies of these four men, but also to shed light on the role of  today’s ever-more-powerful ‘National Security State’ as it relates to various lies and cover-ups that too few people are willing to challenge.  Ultimately, the goal of Project Unspeakable is to motivate people to demand and work for governmental and corporate openness, transparency, and democratic accountability, which we believe is a prerequisite for effectively addressing the multiple social, political, and environmental crises we currently face.

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Journalists James Risen

In case anyone needs more evidence of the power of US intelligence forces to censor the free press in order to cover up its covert activities, check out the story of James Risen as told on Democracy Now on October 14, 2014.  Risen won the Pulitzer Prize for Journalism in 2006.  As a veteran reporter for the New York Times, he wrote a story about warrantless wire-tapping by the National Security Administration during the Bush Administration.  His story was suppressed by the Times under pressure from the government.  So he wrote a book instead... [continue reading]

What Can I Do?

You can be part of the Project Unspeakable movement, and there are lots of ways to be involved:

  • Request a script to read
  • Organize a reading or performance
  • Donate to support the organization and our NY debut of the new script
  • Sign up to be on the Project mailing list
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  • Contact us with your suggestions and fan mail