NEIL LABUTE, MATTHEW PAUL OLMOS, JENNIFER MAISEL, OLIVER MAYER, WINTER MILLER, IAN ROWLANDS AND MORE SUPPORT NOPASSPORT’s GUN CONTROL THEATRE ACTION WITH THEATER J AND FORCE/COLLISION ON JANUARY 26, 2013 

Time:  5:00pm   Venue: Georgetown University’s Gonda Theatre

New York, NY and Washington D.C. – NoPassport theatre alliance & press founded by 2012 OBIE-award winning playwright Caridad Svich will stage a free theatre action to support gun control in collaboration with Theater J (Ari Roth, Artistic Director) and interdisciplinary arts ensemble force/collision (John Moletress, founder) and Twinbiz (Yvette Heyliger, founder) at Georgetown University’s Gonda Theatre in Washington D.C. on Saturday, January 26, 2012 at 5:00 pm, following Theater J’s performance of BOGED (TRAITOR): AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. This theatre action will feature new work by playwrights Neil LaBute (reasons to be pretty), Jennifer Maisel (The Last Seder), Oliver Mayer (Blade to the Heat), Winter Miller (In Darfur), Matthew Paul Olmos (I put the fear of mexico in ‘em), Ian Rowlands (Welsh Arts Council), Gary Winter (13p), August Schulenberg (Flux Theatre Ensemble, NY), Caridad Svich (The House of the Spirits) and more under the direction of the force/collision ensemble.

This free theatre action will consist of readings of new work to coincide with the March on Washington for Gun Control organized by citizen-artist Molly Smith and her partner Suzanne Blue Star Boy. Actors currently scheduled to take part in this event include Jocelyn Kuritsky (core member, Woodshed Collective, New York), Rachel Zampelli, Mark Krawczyk, Frank Britton, Howard Wahlberg, Dexter William Hamlett, Sue Jin Song and Karin Rosnizeck. The lead dramaturge for this NoPassport theatre alliance event is Zac Kline.

About the companies involved:

NoPassport theatre alliance and press was founded by playwright Caridad Svich in 2003 and is committed to the advocacy, promotion, production and publication of creative expressions of diversity and difference in theatre and performance. (www.nopassport.org). Based in Washington D.C. Theater J produces thought-provoking, publicly engaged, personal, passionate and entertaining plays and musicals that celebrate the distinctive urban voice and social vision that are part of the Jewish cultural legacy and frequently partners with those of other faiths and communities, stressing the importance of interchange among a great variety of people wishing to take part in frank, humane conversations about conflict and culture (www.theaterj.org). Force/collision was created by theatre director John Moletress for the purpose of bringing together artists of mixed disciplines in order to spark dialogue and create space for the presentation of new work (www.force-collision.org).Twinbiz, founded by playwright Yvette Heyliger, writes, directes and produces original works for the theatre with a special interest in social change.

As part of the call for the National Day of Service, NoPassport and Twinbiz invites writers and theatre venues to join this theatre action.