Tag Archives: Carl Kabat
The 20th anniversary of my Peace Play
The latest incarnation of ‘Father Ben, upper left; Ben Roberts as Father Ben in the Netherlands, 1999; The real thing, Father Carl Kabat, pictured prior to his breaking into another nuclear facility, mid 2000’s. Tempus Fugit. The clock goes around and I have reached a sort of milestone. 20 years ago next week, my play […]
Daniel Berrigan, Presente!
Father Daniel Berrigan, the Jesuit priest/activist/poet/playwright/convict, passed away yesterday at age 94. I had met him several times (and had his support of my own projects) over his lifetime. I felt a real loss here, though I haven’t seen him in ages. Thanks to my friend Schuyler Rhodes, I had the pleasure of having dinner […]
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 […]
Father Carl Kabat celebrates Fourth of July
How did you spend your Fourth of July? Father Carl Kabat, an 80 year old priest who has spent some 17 years in prison for protesting against war and weapons, spent the Fourth of July spattering red paint across a sign at a Kansas City plant just opened. He is spending this weekend in jail as […]
Everything’s up to date in Kansas City Court
This happened earlier this week, and in a glum year for protest, it’s relatively good news. Some people I’ve written about out in Kansas City were arrested and facing serious charges for trespass and other alleged crimes after they protested in front of a nuclear weapons facility being built in town. The protest occurred last […]
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 […]
Tonight on Sex and Politics: Father Carl Kabat
Tonight on Sex and Politics radio, I’ll be speaking to Father Carl Kabat. Kabat is a longtime Plowshares activist –the Plowshares take literally the admonition in Isaiah to ‘turn swords into plowshares’. He was part of the first Plowshares action in King of Prussia Pennsylvania in 1980. We’ll be talking to Kabat about his lifetime […]