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  • Blog
    Tue, 14 Jul 2015
    ArticleA Victim, Framed by the Media

    Shortly after the horrific tragedy at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, we were performing Uniform Justice, our play that addresses issues of community-police relations in our nation’s urban centers. The setting was an all-black congregation in Queens, New York. The hall—which would ultimately hold more than 70—was... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 9 Jul 2015
    ArticleTE'A Goes to the Midwest

    Twelve people get on a plane heading west ... and they land in Cleveland! (Where, despite the name of the popular TV show, it was not hot – 50 to 60 degrees at most).The 12 people are the TE’A Company:  nine actors, one playwright/director, one stage manager, and me, the artistic director. We were there for the last leg... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 7 Jul 2015
    ArticleHow Marriage Equality Is The Answer To Our Prayers

    You know the old joke about praying for God’s help? The one where the man in a storm waits atop his roof while flood waters rise, having prayed for God’s help for deliverance? Meanwhile, his neighbor drives off, a boat passes by and even a rescue helicopter hovers overhead. All of which the man refuses because he is... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 24 Jun 2015
    ArticleWhen, America, Will It End?

    The massacre inside Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Caroline, cuts deeply into the souls of every decent person across this nation. The faithless, unprovoked act of a 21 year old white man during a prayer service is unconscionable. Yet, it is not rare or historically unusual. The killing of nine human... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 16 Jun 2015
    ArticleWhat is Uniform Justice Really About, Anyway? ...

    Have you seen the current poster for Uniform Justice? Or Visited the Uniform Justice Spring Tour page on the Intersections website? Or seen or heard any other press material? Maybe you just heard from a friend that there’s a new play out called Uniform Justice. That alone, I imagine, gives you a sense of what this play is about. If... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 16 Jun 2015
    ArticleWhen God Met Me On The Bridge

    Often times we think that we have to walk into the sanctuary, sit two rows back from the altar and just wait for our “aha” moment to realize what our purpose is, but that isn’t always the case. On March 5, 2015, I loaded two overly packed suitcases into one of three vans and headed thirteen hours down the road to Selma,... more...

  • Blog
    Mon, 15 Jun 2015
    ArticleHow do we respond to ISIS?

    As I travel home from three days in Kazakhstan at the V Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, I am struck by the number of times I encountered two questions. These questions were perhaps most pointedly asked by Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov in a private briefing with members of the small American delegation in Astana:... more...

  • Blog
    Tue, 9 Jun 2015
    ArticleIsrael at the Intersection

    On June 2nd, as a part of our global Peacemaking initiatives, I traveled to Israel to continue our efforts to support dialogue and opportunities towards building bridges of communication and understanding between Jews and Palestinians, in an effort to find peaceful solutions to the challenges that currently divide them. Intersections is... more...

  • Blog
    Thu, 4 Jun 2015
    ArticleA Jump Start for Sustained Peacebuilding

    For most Americans, Kazakhstan seems like a faraway place, indeed. But Americans can be quite myopic, blind to much of what goes on in the world beyond its borders. Actually, from a world perspective, Kazakhstan is right in the center of things. Located on the old silk route, straddling Asia and Europe, Kazakhstan is home to well over... more...

  • Blog
    Wed, 3 Jun 2015
    ArticleThe TE’A Process: Five Fundamental Steps

    In our continued effort to clarify and concretize what TE’A has been engaged in for the last seven years, I return to the fundamental structure of our process. There are five key steps to the TE’A Process.   First, TE’A gathers a Company of talented artists who are committed to an exacting, constructive, and... more...

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