Sacred Fools presents WE THE PEOPLE Nov. 20
Sacred Fools Theater Company is presenting the next installment of its ongoing staged reading series We The People on Monday, November 20 at 8:00 pm. All proceeds will go to CARECEN, the Central American Resource Center.
We The People is a bi-monthly, curated series of new works theatrically exploring - sometimes loudly, sometimes quietly, and everything in between - the concerns facing
our country and world today.
In the months that followed the 2016 election, producers and creators of We The
People, Kimberly Atkinson and Amir Levi, recognized an opportunity to meld art and
"We both feel in a deep way that the community needs a place to artistically express
their fear, their hope, their anger, and their ideas in the wake of so much political and
social turmoil and we want their work to live past its single performance," explains
"We knew it had to be artistic activism that would raise awareness and connect people
with other organizations that were making a difference," adds Levi.
Every other month, artists will receive a prompt and a deadline. The short pieces will
then be curated into a night of theatre. The prompt for this upcoming evening of We The People is "Domestic Tranquility."
The first installment of We The People took place on September 11, 2017, packing the
Broadwater's Black Box Theater to full capacity, with the proceeds from the sold-out
show going to Tanenbaum, a secular, non-sectarian nonprofit that combats religious
prejudice all over the world.
November's installment of We The People features works based on the prompt
'Domestic Tranquility,' written by Diana Burbano, Teri Gamble, Ed Goodman, Faith
Kearns, Stacy Patterson, Shelagh McFadden, Giovanni Ortega, Bradley Rhone,
Michael Robinson, Justin Sanders, S. Pearl Sharp, Travis Snyder-Eaton and Richard
The readings will be directed by Atkinson and Levi and read by Evie Abat, Garrett Botts,
Kristyn Chalker, Rafeal Clements, Perry Daniel, Marianne Davis, Nadia Elahi, Edwin
Garcia, Ed Goodman, Marian Gonzalez, Isaiah Howard, Corey Klemow, Lynda La
Rose, Carene Rose Mekertichyan, Cj Merriman, Bruno Oliver, Ricky Pak, Marta
Portillo, Jos Viramontes, John Wuchte and more.
This installment's proceeds will go to CARECEN, the Central American Resource
Center, a nonprofit organization that offers low-cost immigration legal services,
community education programs, and advocacy and organizing to achieve fair and more
inclusive immigration, education, and labor laws and policies in Los Angeles and the
rest of the nation.
We The People is always looking for new material and new participants. Submissions
are open to the public and all are encouraged to contact the producers to find out how
to participate. For more information visit www.sacredfools.org and click on WE THE