Saturday, March 2, 8pm + Sunday, March 3, 5pm
Admission: $5 (Free with advance reservation for MOCAD Members
and Detroit Public Theater Subscribers)
How can we trust what we are told? At a time when many news outlets seek the sensational angle and the sources of information are questioned, this reading series presents live, verbatim readings of Senate hearings without intentional slant or interpretation. By integrating the immediacy of live-performance with accurate, non-partisan engagement, the performance empowers both actors and audience to better understand and respond to the systems of American politics and the issues that impact our lives.
Broadway producers and creators of American Scoreboard, an ongoing produced series that follows the Trump administration with selected and verbatim readings of U.S. Senate and Congressional transcripts, Fran Kirmser and Christopher Burney, have teamed up with Detroit Public Theatre to bring the series to Detroit March 2 and 3 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD).
Featured reading for the Detroit dates will be the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee hearing with Clint Watts on the Russian interference in the 2016 election. Created and produced by Kirmser and Burney, American Scoreboard series bring together actors from theater, television and film to encourage all citizens of every background and political persuasion to actively engage in and listen to the language of our leaders.
The one-hour readings are presented without intentional slant or interpretation. The American Scoreboard production is a collaboration with MOCAD and Detroit Public Theatre as well as local Detroit theatres The Hinterlands, Matrix Theatre Company and Shakespeare in Detroit.