Tag Archives: A Clown a hammer a bomb and God

Flirting with nuclear disaster: a play excerpt

This is me NOT at Hiroshima. A recent Clown setup, taken by Owen Long. I have come to the realization over the past few weeks that the Masters of War are flirting with mushroom clouds again. Even though we’re unleashing routine mayhem on the poorest people of the Middle East, we have a president who […]

Hiroshima, 72 years ago today

This is an excerpt from my play A CLOWN, A HAMMER, A BOMB, AND GOD. It’s based on a true story/ A CLOWN, A HAMMER, A BOMB, AND GOD is about a pacifist priest named Carl Kabat who disarmed a Minuteman III missile on Good Friday 1994 (which also fell on April Fool’s Day that year) while wearing […]

Father Carl takes on the empire again

While I was doing my fun little play about Father Carl Kabat’s Good Friday 1994 action yesterday (Saturday August 8) at Tompkins Square Park, the real Carl Kabat was getting himself arrested. Jane Stoever, a member of Peaceworks Kansas City writing for the Nuclear Resister newsletter, relates the story:  On August 9, at about 7 a.m., […]

Keeping up the fight when the fight is lost

One of the issues that hangs up discussions of near term human extinction (especially among those who understand that we might well be on the road for that) is the way the larger public might abandon any attempt to fix the climate if they know we’ve passed the point of no return. I’ve had conversations and […]

The clown play at Tompkins Square Park–August 8

Unless things change drastically, I will be performing my play A CLOWN, A HAMMER, A BOMB, AND GOD at Tompkins Square Park in NYC on August 8 at 1 PM. This is part of a War Resisters League commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the dropping of nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A CLOWN, A […]

A play for peace this Saturday–FREE

This coming Saturday I will once again don whiteface and a clown nose and tell people the story of a clown, a hammer, a bomb, and God.  It is about a pacifist priest named Carl Kabat who disarmed a Minuteman III missile on Good Friday  1994 (which was also April Fool’s Day) while wearing a […]

About my one-person shows -updated

My name is Daniel Kinch. I also answer to Dan as well as a variety of other names (sometimes to ‘Jerry’). I studied acting in college at University of South Florida (and afterwards), but my interest is (and always was) in writing plays–I studied with the late great Jack Gelber at Brooklyn College. I’ve written lots of […]

Hurry up with 2014 already!

We are now in the armpit of the year that is the six days betwixt Xmas and New Year’s Day. I can’t do a Year in Review on a totally pessimistic note. I had several performance gigs.  I bid adieu to Richmond, Virginia after getting rid of my parent’s lifetime’s accumulation of check stubs. On the […]

Clowning at MoRUS this Friday night!!!!

I’m doing the shortest version imaginable of my play A CLOWN, A HAMMER, A BOMB, AND GOD this coming FRIDAY at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS). Address is 155 Avenue C. Time is 7, I go on first. Here’s a press release–it’s MoRUS’ first birthday!!!! be generous. Drop by!

Who in NYC wants to see a play about a Clown for Peace??(update)

In case you didn’t know, I have a touring play called A CLOWN, A HAMMER, A BOMB, AND GOD. It is about a pacifist priest named Carl Kabat who disarmed a Minuteman III missile on Good Friday while wearing a clown suit. It has been done a lot over the years, but it went on […]