The Declaration of Independence is first and foremost a protest document. In keeping with its spirit, The American Poetry Theater is a protest theater. We have given you The American Flag, New Clay, The Bombing of Flint, and Trumped. We will give you Black Lives Matter in November. To keep up to date stay alert to Facebook posts or go to the blog section of www.theamericanpoetrytheater.com. See you in November!
TAPT has not been sleeping. It has been, like the rest of the country and world, stunned. Our first reaction to the election of Donald Trump was to immediately announce TRUMPED, the play we did on Feb 28 and March 1 at Asbury Park's HOUSE OF INDEPENDENTS. So, that was our immediate political and artistic response to the debacle and disgrace. The play had only two shows, both of which were sold out. The first performance actually had folks standing.
Okay, so now, today, 4th of July. TAPT is officially announcing its next play: BLACK LIVES MATTER. This important play will be presented in November at HOI. Dates will be announced as soon as we have them. We were originally going to offer this play back in Feb-March. But with the Trump election we felt we had to first respond to the election.
And it is appropriate that we announce BLACK LIVES MATTER on this day of independence.
Stay tuned to Rich Quatrone's Facebook page and to www.theamericanpoetrytheater.com for announcments.