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Daniel Kinch is a playwright, actor, and historian of activist movements. His play A CLOWN, A HAMMER, A BOMB, AND GOD premiered at the first New York International Fringe Festival in 1997 and has been performed over 100 times in the United States and Europe. Mr. Kinch’s other plays include PETRA KELLY SPEAKS TO POWER (a biography of the founder of the German Green Party which received a one-year development residency for Artists In Search Of…, a NY-based theatre development company), GOODNIGHT LBJ (a collaboration with a Vietnam Veteran about his wartime experiences treating heroin addicts in-country at Cam Ranh Bay), and THE STORY OF FALLING DON (an auto-biographical play about Mr Kinch’s surviving 9/11 produced in 2002 at Theater for the New City). Mr. Kinch’s play HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB has been unofficially adopted by the Occupy Wall Street movement. HOW TO STOP THE EMPIRE WHILE KEEPING YOUR DAY JOB has been performed several dozen times since its debut at the Occupy The Empty Space Event in March of 2012, and a video of that performance has received over 12,000 views on YouTube. It was featured at the fifth anniversary of the occupation of Zuccotti Park/Liberty Square in September of 2016, and it has toured to Washington, DC as part of the Take Back Democracy March and Rally.
His current project is PLANET HOSPICE; A PLAYFUL THEATRICAL ROMP THROUGH HUMAN EXTINCTION. Based on the research work of Dr Guy McPherson and other scientists studying runaway global warming, PLANET HOSPICE is a speculation on human extinction and climate collapse.It premiered at the Ithaca Fringe Festival had its NYC premiere at Theatre Row in November 2016.
Mr. Kinch received his BA in Theatre at the University of South Florida and his MFA in Theatre writing fromBrooklynCollege, where he studied with Off-off Broadway pioneer Jack Gelber. At Brooklyn College he received the MacArthur Scholarship.
Kathleen Stansell, originally a southern gal, graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with an Honors degree in Performance and Choreography and many acting and leadership experiences. She currently teaches various forms of dance to young students and special needs adults in Brooklyn, NY. When Kathleen is not teaching, she is rehearsing dances for other choreographers in New York or working on her own projects. She also has a segment on WBCR radio’s Sex and Politics show called ‘The Dumpster Diver’. She is the artistic director of Move for Change, a movement collective whom brings awareness to social issues to its’ audience.
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