We believe that the mission of Project Unspeakable, to challenge the official silence surrounding the “unspeakable” assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy, while shedding light on the “unspeakables” of today, is even more timely now than it was when the Project was conceived in 2013.
We’ve created two scripts to tell the stories of these assassinations and raise questions about the persistence of the forces behind them. Various versions of those scripts have been read or performed during the 50th anniversary commemorations of the assassinations of JFK and Malcolm X and at activist and academic conferences. Hundreds of community reading participants have had the opportunity to explore the critically important issues raised (see Past Events). Together, we can shed the induced bafflement and inertia brought on by intentional media manipulation and subterfuge.
- We are currently organizing a major reading of the Documentary Script of Project Unspeakable in Boston, MA for fall 2016. If you or your organization would like to get involved, or to become a sponsor or donor, please contact us. We’re excited about bringing this play and the discussions it provokes to Boston.
- Other communities are doing community readings of the Project Unspeakable Documentary Script as well – we’d love to have more community groups, classrooms and towns join those who have used the play to explore the history of the 1960s, the intersections of African American and White timelines, and the “unspeakables” of today — school-to-prison pipelines, police brutality, mass surveillance, extreme economic divides and covered-up crimes. See more on Use of the Scripts and Organizing a Reading, and get inspired with the Media Coverage from some past events.
- With the support of the New York-based Convergences Theatre Collective, Jeremy Williams and Liz Stanton, and their lab of over 30 diverse “makers”, we have completed a draft of a theatrical version of the Project Unspeakable As we work towards workshop and full productions of The Play, we look forward to inspiring audiences to engage in new ways with Project Unspeakable themes.
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
- Learn more by exploring our Blog and Resources list
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- Contact us with your suggestions and fan mail