Thursday, February 22, 2007

2007 Worldwide Reading of WHAT I HEARD ABOUT IRAQ

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Subject: 2007 Worldwide Reading of WHAT I HEARD ABOUT IRAQ
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 17:13:50 EST

Dear Fellow Artists and Activists,

This is a call to present a Worldwide Reading of WHAT I HEARD ABOUT IRAQ to
mark the 4th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, which is on March 20,

Given the state of emergency in Iraq, overwhelming worldwide opinion about
America's need to redeploy and pull out, an ineffectual Congress, and an
intractable "I'm the Decider" President, it's more important than ever that
we cry out about this war to continue to affect public opinion and,
eventually, change government policy.

10 American soldiers died just yesterday... and no one can agree on the
Iraqi body count.

For information about the project, please visit

For a copy of the 2007 draft of the play that brings it uptodate, click here

It can be done in many styles - from people sitting in chairs with scripts
in hand to a fully staged multimedia presentation (multimedia packets
available) - and can be cut to any length to fit programming needs - current
version runs approx. 75 minutes.

WHAT I HEARD ABOUT IRAQ premiered at the Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles in
2005, was read in 45 cities around the world on March 20, 2006; won the
prestigious 2006 Edinburgh Fringe First Award; is being produced at the 2007
Adelaide Fringe Festival in March; is receiving a 25-city UK tour beginning
April 2007; and is being produced by BBC Radio 4 airing April 2007. Plus
other readings/productions planned for March/April 2007.

If you are interested in presenting a reading or production, please let me
know. All rights are reserved, so you need to contact me for permission to

Am happy to answer any questions you might have.

in peace and passion,

Simon Levy
Producing Director/Dramaturg
The Fountain Theatre
Los Angeles

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. - Francis Bacon
Who else if not me? - Andrei Sakharov, Nobel Peace Prize, 1975
More and more I feel that the people of ill will have used time much more
effectively than have the people of good will. We will have to repent in
this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad
people but for the appalling silence of the good people. - Martin Luther
King, Jr., Birmingham Jail Letter, 1963

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