The Idle Hour Café—Nashville Tennessee

From the Nov. 22 reading at the Idle Hour “theater” in Nashville, Tennessee: Words were misspoken, names were mispronounced but the spirit of the show was intense and magnetic and affected every single person that was there.  If we had done it at our house, with 12 of our closest friends, it would not have […]

Letter to the Editor from a Reader

Dear Editor: I was a member of the cast of Project Unspeakable in Leverett.  Over 300 people came.  Their attention and concern was electric, and the cast was electrified by it.  The subject matter was grim, the assassinations by members of the military–industrial–intelligence complex of the Kennedy brothers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, and […]

Iya Bush-Olatunji hosts in Brooklyn

Iyafin A. Bush-Olatunji, wife of legendary activist and African drummer Baba Olatunji, and their daughter Modupe Olatunji-Anuku convened a reading of Project Unspeakable at the Church of Saint Luke and Saint Matthew in Brooklyn, New York on November 22.  “Iya” said of the reading, “It was a beautiful way to bring all ages and a […]

‘Powerful …Thrilled … Inspiring’ – Reviews of 11/22 Readings

“Excellent, powerful play. Disturbing. Great piecing together of quotes about the national security state and the assassinations.” Santa Cruz, CA Redwood Nonviolence Community private living room reading “It was so powerful that it set my mind bursting with wanting to share the words and quotes from this inspiring presentation.” Audience member, School of the Americas […]

Professor Amilcar Shabazz

New Endorser: Amilcar Shabazz

We are honored to add Professor Amilcar Shabazz as an Endorser of Project Unspeakable. Prof. Shabazz is Chair of W. E. B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at University of Massachusetts/Amherst and Secretary of National Council for Black Studies. He is the author of books on racial justice and equality and the history of […]

Manifesting A Reading

Hosts Marcia Meyers and Brian Wilson and director Robert Fish talk about how they made a public reading of Project Unspeakables come to be in just two weeks. “Without apology, this is a work in progress. The cast got their scripts less than a week ago. So it may be a little raggedy around the […]

Margot Adler with Convergence Theatre Collective

Convergences Theatre Collective

The Convergences Theatre Collective hosted a reading produced by Elizabeth Stanton & Jeremy Williams. They brought together some amazing talent from the Broadway, Off-Broadway, and prominent independent theatre industry, including members of Actors Equity, to create a reading for National Public Radio. Margot Adler and Court Dorsey joined the cast in the SoHo district of Manhattan.  […]

Project Unspeakable on NPR

Margot Adler covered Project Unspeakable on National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition on Saturday, Nov. 30. The five minute piece  includes soundbites from a dozen people reading the play in SoHo and an interview with playwright Court Dorsey. “Project Unspeakable Asks the Big Questions” A group of people inspired by a book on the assassination of President […]

Seattle Reading Video

Excellent video of a Project Unspeakable reading in Seattle, Washington on the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s death. It was part of Seattle’s “Meaningful Movies” series, held weekly at the Keystone UCC. Portions of the play were read by Friends of Meaningful Movies, a collection of 15 readers from Seattle’s social justice community. The […]

“JFK’s Vision of Peace” by RFK, Jr.

Rolling Stone magazine has published a thoughtful article by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on his uncle’s progress toward peace.  “On November 22nd, 1963, my uncle, president John F. Kennedy, went to Dallas intending to condemn as “nonsense” the right-wing notion that “peace is a sign of weakness.” He meant to argue that the best way […]