imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

The 3162...a Patriot Act

by Sean P. Keenan Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 at 5:25 AM
spk@monkeyhouseproductions.org 805 231-0485

A free, progressive, three act play of protest

The 3162...a Patriot...
the_3162_la_email.jpgdhllgx.jpg, image/jpeg, 377x286

Monkey House Productions is proud to announce the Los Angeles opening of our new theatrical production; The 31/62…a Patriot Act, at the Met Theatre November 11th and 12th, 2005.

This three-act play of patriotism applies the laws of House Resolution 3162 (also known as the USA Patriot Act) to the Bush administration.

The 31/62 is as much a dark political satire as it is an educational performance piece: many of the actors lines are direct quotes from members of the Bush Administration, and all charges and references to the Patriot Act come directly from HR 3162.

All shows in L.A. and Santa Monica are free; all show times are 7:30 p.m. A late show on each night may be added if there is a line.



Schedule for The 31/62…a Patriot Act:

Friday, November 11th and Saturday, November 12th, 2005:



The Met Theatre

1089 N. Oxford Ave.

Los Angles, CA 90029

(323) 957-1152



Friday, December 9th and Saturday, December 10th, 2005:

The Morgan-Wixson Theatre, Santa Monica, CA

2627 Pico Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 828-7519



Synopsis- The 31/62…a Patriot Act

House Resolution 3162 is the bill number of the USA Patriot Act, passed by Congress October 25, 2001.

The 31/62 is a theatrical exploration of the Bush administration in relation to the Patriot Act. The play begins with the arrest and imprisonment of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleezza Rice and Donald Rumsfeld for gross violations of the Patriot Act.

While imprisoned, these politicians are visited by different apparitions: Cheney meets Che Guevara, Bush meets a fallen fire fighter, Rumsfeld meets Saddam Hussein, and Rice meets a Muslim woman. The play culminates in the trial of these four politicians based on the provisions of the Patriot Act.

The primary focus of The 31/62 is to examine the conventional definitions of terrorism, accountability and the application of the law. This play aims to educate audiences about the Bush administration and the actual language of the Patriot Act. To this end, many of the actors' lines are direct quotes from their portrayed characters and all charges they face come directly from the USA Patriot Act.

A projector will accompany the performance with images in order to enhance certain points of reference.

About The 31/62…a Patriot Act

From the Playwright:



"America and the world experienced a paradigm shift on the morning of September 11th, 2001. Globally, the Bush administration started a 'war on terror' and domestically it implemented the USA Patriot Act. These actions are intrinsically related and should not be separated either on stage or in every day life.

Much of what has been written about Bush, Afghanistan, Iraq, September 11th and the Patriot Act has been examined individually. Approaching the stage as society, theatre must integrate and challenge modern day rhetoric, events and values as a whole. In relation to The 31/62, this means, first, a primary exploration of the term 'terrorism,' then moves on to explore what is it, who defines it and who applies it.

From February to April of 2004, I studied House Resolution 3162. Each day I read, viewed and researched information on the Bush administration. It became clear that this administration was publicly breaking the very laws they created under the Patriot Act. The next step was to study how the consent of the masses, the terms of the debate, and the delivery of justice are carried out in our modern-day American reality. What happens to this reality when you put it on stage? Who will judge the judges?

My intention for this piece is to create a dialogue between the audience and the communities in which it is performed. I hope The 31/62 will establish a starting point for people to discuss these questions."

From the Director:



"As terrorism is increasingly at the forefront of concerns for all citizens of the world, so must the issues and conflicts that gave birth to these movements. The suggestion that the terror strikes which breached the borders of America on September 11th were the result of evil hatred for our freedom is simplistic, childish and an insult to both logic and history. As America continues to forcefully assert itself as the dominant global superpower, it must pay close attention to how this force is felt across the globe.

Perhaps one of the greatest crisis facing the world today is the rampant lack of accountability from those in positions of leadership. From the global scale to the local scene, public servants seem to focus only on serving themselves and large corporations.



If any change is to occur it must start from within the individuals of society. As Western citizens of the Western world, each of us must ask ourselves- how am I accountable? The time has come for 'trickle-down accountability;' if the power elite were required to carry their burden of responsibility and accountability the perhaps the meek will truly inherit the Earth. This play is a leap in that direction."

From the Multi-Media Director:

"Fascism is alive and well in the Bush Administration and the larger Republican Party. The Neo-Con movement is not really all that new. With regard to International Relations, they are running around like extremely myopic bulls in a china shop. Their shortsightedness is perhaps the most appalling aspect, but their greed, cronyism and disdain for the American People is truly criminal.



In The 3162 we arrests these crooks for violations of their own USA Patriot Act--it's a lot of fun; however, my greatest hope is that they are drummed out of office and extradited to The Hague to stand trial for war crimes. This new century must not be run by the same types of greedy, blood-thirsty, racist cretins that made the Twentieth Century so incredibly violent. Justice and Peace must prevail or I fear for our species."



About Monkey House Productions

Mission Statement:

Monkey House Productions (MHP) is a progressive community-based multi-media production company formed in March 2003 in response to what was seen as an absence of progressive arts in Southern California in general and Ventura County in particular.

Monkey House Productions aims to promote awareness of social, political, environmental and economic issues through the arts.

Report this post as:

playbill for our show at The Morgan-Wixson in Santa Monica

by Sean P. Keenan Friday, Nov. 11, 2005 at 5:25 AM
spk@monkeyhouseproductions.org 805 231-0485

playbill for our sho...
3162_room_pb_mwemail.jpg, image/jpeg, 379x578

Report this post as:

Local News

Change Links September 2018 posted S02 10:22PM

More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre A30 11:09PM

Site Outage Friday A30 3:49PM

Change Links August 2018 A14 1:56AM

Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land A12 11:09PM

More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke J29 10:40PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 8:27PM

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 7:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 7:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 11:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J11 6:58AM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M31 5:20AM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 7:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 8:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 9:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 10:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 9:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 8:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 8:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 11:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 8:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A27 5:37AM

GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE A13 12:39AM

lausd whistle blower A11 6:58AM

Website Upgrade A10 10:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 8:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 6:58PM

Change Links April 2018 A01 6:27PM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement S19 9:53AM

Creative Destruction Hack Diamonds Windows/iOS/Android - Creative Destruction Generator S19 12:51AM

Abolir l'économie S18 11:18AM

The Dictatorship of Corporations S17 5:26PM

18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting S17 3:13PM

Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue S15 6:51AM

Creative Destruction Hack Mod Generator S15 3:49AM

Shopping du bashing S14 8:42AM

After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again S13 8:28PM

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen S12 9:30PM

Probabilités de fin d'humanité S12 6:49AM

Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW S11 2:57AM

Propagande de virus, virus de propagande S10 7:34AM

Steer clear of work morality! S09 12:10PM

Sweatshop Lodge Ceremony Continues in US Fed Prisons Led by Inmates S08 6:17PM

Paraphysique de l'origami S08 7:11AM

The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally! S06 11:23PM

August 2018 Honduras Coup update S06 12:28PM

Du réussissement putréfié S06 10:55AM

Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges S06 6:14AM

Log S06 4:25AM

Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts S05 8:29AM

Paraphysique de contextualité S05 8:29AM

Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism S03 3:39PM

Ex-voto de réification S03 10:24AM

Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Bush Operative Brett Kavanaugh A31 10:45PM

Paraphysique d'exploitation occultation A31 10:24PM

Ryan Zinke Is Charging Taxpayers For A Trophy Hunters' Council A31 2:10PM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy