Dying for Our Voices forces us to ask what happens when we neglect our journalists, and what possibilities lie ahead when we unite behind them. An issue not unique to the United States or any single country, the show features actors of many cultures, and is performed in languages and styles from around the world. Styles of dance, poetry, music and theatre from Afghanistan, Mexico, United States, Malta and the United Arab Emirates are weaved into the performance to show that artists from different cultures can work collectively, and without conflict.
Taking art forms from across nations and centuries, the multidisciplinary piece will challenge its audience, transporting them to the intense and international experience of being one of the journalists on the front lines of the truth. The immersive piece includes fictionalized letters to and from the families of some of the many journalists we have lost, inviting us to reflect on their final moments, and understand how often an assignment could be a journalist’s last.
Dying for Our Voices is a call to action, a display of the dangers and challenges our journalists face in their livelihoods. It is a reminder of what the American Spirit should and could mean. The show asks its audience to step up and defend those who protect democracy the world over. All proceeds from the show will go toward the Committee to Protect Journalists – an international non-profit organization dedicated to supplying resources and aid to journalists in the most dangerous parts of the world. On behalf of these brave men and women, the artists
behind Dying for Our Voices encourage your support with further donations to the CPJ, and dedicated subscriptions to independent news sources.
Please note that the Saturday, June 29th performance, of Dying for Our Voices, will have a 30-minute Q&A after the show.
The following interactive events are companions to Dying for Our Voices:
Please join us at:
1763 North Gower Street (East and West Gallery)
Hollywood, CA 90028
There are two workshops:
Saturday, June 15th from 2 pm – 3 pm
Saturday, June 22nd from 2 pm – 3 pm
Following each workshop there will be an open house, where you’ll have the opportunity to view videos dramatizing the rights and showing their history. There will also be a visual display of materials from YHR and the Committee to Protect Journalists, as well as an introduction of the Committee’s book The Last Column. See (https://www.thelastcolumn.com/)
On June 22, following the workshop there will be a panel discussion about The Last Column and the state of press freedom in today’s world — and what we can do about it.
Panel date and time:
June 22, 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Moderator and Guests: TBD
Light Meal from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Attendance at one of the workshops or at the panel discussion will guarantee you an opportunity to have a light meal with the cast of Dying for Our Voices. At the workshop entrance, you will be given a ticket stub which will be used to gain you entry for the light meal. SAVEYOURTICKET.
Optional: Wear a forward-looking hat that shows you protect freedom of the press!
Suitable for all ages. FREEENTRY for all military personnel, veterans, police officers, and fire fighters.