- Indiana Peace and Justice Network West Lafayette, IN Sheila Rosenthal Countdown to Zero Post Office Box 13553 Denver, Colorado 80201 Phone: 720.221.3821 2Message 1 of 1 , Mar 9 6:08 PMView Source
Indiana Peace and Justice Network
West Lafayette, IN
Countdown to Zero
Post Office Box 13553
Denver, Colorado 80201
2 March 2008
Dear Ms. Rosenthal:
Countdown to Zero, a political theatre collective based in Denver, completed a successful local run of our inaugural production My Name is Rachel Corrie in November, 2007, and a brief tour of Nebraska and Iowa in January 2008.
My Name is Rachel Corrie was created from the personal journal entries, emails, and writings of the young activist Rachel Corrie after her death in 2003 while trying to stop an Israeli bulldozer in the Palestinian residential area of Rafah. Countdown to Zero chose this play as an artistic vehicle to facilitate community dialogue about the issues in the play, and, here in Denver, we offered post-show talk backs and panel discussions in order to address the issues raised in the play and to encourage fair and honest conversation and reflection. The results were thought-provoking and poignant.
At the request of peace organizations in the region, Countdown to Zero is now announcing an extended tour of this play. Our company is passing through Indiana in April, and would love to partner with local peace groups for a performance of this play in the Lafayette area. In Denver, we worked with local organizations who offered this production in conjunction with other fundraising efforts. This could be an exciting opportunity for your organization and other groups in your region and we could use your help. Would you be willing to host Countdown to Zero in presenting our production of My Name is Rachel Corrie? Or would you take the time to pass along our contact information to groups who may be interested in this kind of partnership? Any help you can give us in spreading the word and pointing us in the right direction would be very appreciated.
Please contact me, or Eric Meyer, our tour coordinator, (eric.meyer@...), as soon as possible if you have any questions.
Associate Artistic Director