On August 15, 2014, a Hatchfund campaign launched to fund development of a play based on “Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11.” The campaign will run until September 30. Donors receive rewards at select donation tiers all donations are tax deductible.
Click here, or on the badge below to view a video of the project.
WHAT IS TOWER STORIES: THE PLAY?
A project to adapt Damon DiMarco’s book “Tower Stories: an Oral History of 9/11” for the stage. Donations will fund the play’s development cycle, including readings by professional actors in New York City, with an eye toward mounting a full production on the 15th anniversary of 9/11 (September 2016).
In 2005 and 2006, Damon conducted interviews with U.S. veterans of the War in Iraq to write a book that eventually became Heart of War: Soldiers’ Voices from the Front Lines in Iraq. Using these interviews as source material, he later wrote Shock & Awe: A Play in Two Acts.
Over the course of several drafts, Read more…
Why post something that happened three years ago?
In the first place, we never saw this before.
In the second place, actor Garrett Hendricks helped develop “Shock & Awe.” He’s a friend and an excellent artist, and you’ll like what he does with this role.
Thirdly, and most important by far: the problems faced by U.S. veterans returning from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to weigh heavily on the American spirit.
And what’s being done about it? Not nearly enough. Read more…
Congratulations to myÂ friend Garrett Hendricks for winning the January 2010 Manhattan Monologue Slam using a piece from my playÂ Shock & AweÂ (for more information on Shock & Awe, please see the Plays tab).
You can catch a video of Garrett’s winning performance by clicking here.