I’ve been doing some assessment of my body of one person shows over the past few days after my United Solo outing. About fifteen years ago, I wrote a somewhat biographical one-person play for a friend about his experiences after 9/11. He had been fully immersed in the truth movement, and was disillusioned by it–and as someone who had been a kid in Dallas when Kennedy was shot (and remembers how HAPPY some local people were about the shooting), he had seen his limit of conspiracy theories without end. I finished a few drafts of it, and then he had things change in his life and I’ve had this interesting and difficult play sitting unproduced since W left office.
I started reading the play after leaving it alone for a few years. I liked it a lot. But I looked at myself and realized I’m really too old to play this character now (realistically the actor has to pass for early 40’s). The play needs a production. The play is titled ‘Ten Blocks north of the Rock Pile’ and refers to the bar/performance space where he and others met to discuss the conspiracies. If you know anybody who wants to launch into this sort of acting work, have them drop me a pm on my Facebook page. There’s also a form on my One-Man Show page.
As I said, this play needs to be seen. It is NOT a dull recitation of all the anomalies of that day–it’s a first-person reaction to the years when the Truther movement was going full-steam. You need the acting chops to carry out multiple characters in different scenes.
Then again, what’s to lose?
UPDATE: I’ve found an actor; I’ve found rehearsal space. I can produce this on a shoe-string, but I need a venue and I need someone to get some publicity for it.