Documentary theater and the power of storytelling for social change.
An interview with writer, director, and actor Jessica C. Blank, focusing on her approach to using writing and acting as a means of accomplishing social change. We talk about her work on The Exonerated and How To Be a Rock Critic, as well as her theory of story and the way it can help create common ground even when people have deep disagreements.
- Jessica’s website
- her Instagram
All the things we talked about on the show!
- The Death Row 10
- The Culture Project
- The Center on Wrongful Convictions
- The Innocence Project
- Vietnam Veterans Against the War
- National Vet Center
- Oxytocin and Cortisol
- George Ryan of Illinois
- A few of the actors who participated in The Exonerated:
- Richard Dreyfuss
- Danny Glover
- Mike Farrell
- Joseph Campbell and the Hero’s Journey
- Marshall Ganz
- Mirror neurons
- Lester Bangs
- Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung
- Almost Famous
- “Gorilla” by Beatlove
- “Winning Slowly Theme” by Chris Krycho.
Many thanks to the people who help us make this show possible by their financial support! This month’s sponsors:
- Daniel Ellcey
- Jake Grant
- Jeremy W. Sherman
- Marnix Klooster
- Nathaniel Blaney
- Spencer Smith
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