It’s always fascinating to be a small piece of an enormous work, such as This is Reading. For months, you hear bits and bobs about the grand scheme but focus only on your tiny piece. This past weekend, we saw it all come together at Franklin Street Station.
In the third and final episode of our OWS series: Emily Ackerman plays Michele Kelley, an experienced activist; Billy Eugene Jones and Jordan Mahome play real-life teamsters Omar Omes and Michael Curtis; and Matt Dellapina, Kelly McCreary, Dan Domingues, and Matt Stadelmann play a group of young protestors. To close the show, Michael Friedman leads the cast in a sing-along of John Brill’s 1911 protest song, “Dump the Bosses Off Your Back.”
The material in this podcast is based on interviews that Civilians’ artists conducted in and around Zuccotti Park in the fall of 2011. It was recorded on October 28, 2011, during a live performance at Joe’s Pub that was featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and Faster Times.
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