"Generally, by the time somebody buys a ticket nowadays to a political piece, they're the wrong audience....They haven't been there to be challenged or to be converted. They're already immersed in the issue."
-Brian Freeland, co-director of a new political theatre company in Denver, Countdown to Zero.
The name isn't prophetic, by the way. It's just their mission to produce ten plays (counting down from #10) and then fold.
Also, it's running as a commercial enterprise. Why?
"I'm trying to avoid having to immerse in the nonprofit or the board or this long-term organizational structure."Their opening play is My Name is Rachel Corrie.
Rocky Mountain News' Lisa Bornstein has the story.