World Premiere Of DECLARATION Goes National
Using the play DECLARATION by Jonathan Dorf, the Beacon Theatre Workshop is spearheading with Mr. Dorf an initiative to premiere the play simultaneously across the nation and the globe to raise awareness and funds for the gun control movement March for Our Lives on the weekend of January 11, 2019.
Declaration explores the befores, durings and afters of a group of students whose school is yet another ground zero for a mass shooting. Through a series of connected scenes and monologues, they'll try to piece together what's happened in the frantic moments after, calm themselves with imaginings of what they'll have accomplished years from now--assuming they make it through the morning--and consider whether hiding in classrooms, closets and bathrooms was what our country's founders had in mind when they penned the Declaration of Independence's famous phrase about the right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
To date, there are 11 schools across the nation participating in the Declaration Initiative. find our more at beacontheatreworkshop.org