All title photos by Andy Sheng from our recent production of Wedded: Nixon and the Pentagon Papers

Actors Joe Culliton and Cris Capen performing Wedded, photo by Andy Sheng

ENGAGING EXPERIENCES FOR ENGAGING PEOPLE

PowerPlayz

Text Box:   310-486-2547   Call for info!

PowerPlayz

is a media company that:

· creates live experiences

· produces movies

· publishes literary works

· promotes life-long learning

 

John Powers

Writer and director of dramatic material and coordinator of public performances, courses, and forums, John Powers (a.k.a. J-Powers) brings 12+ years experience in producing more than 200 events.

“Like his previous programs on Japanese Americans in WWII and Chinese Americans, Watergate, Vietnam war...etc, John Powers' current series of public programs at El Camino College are wide ranging in their topics, succinctly organized, cogently presented, with articulate and outstanding experts on the topic of each program. The format is very Old School—with an emphasis on substance rather than gimmicks, and it sets a high standard for others who produce and participate in topical programs in the community. Bring yourselves and your family--especially students – for an educational and entertaining and affordable evening.”

-- Don Hata, Emeritus Professor of History, CSU Dominguez Hills

Experience LA

“ I experienced the events of 1968, and John Powers has brought to life some of the most significant of them through his unique, powerful, and deeply affecting series.  Everyone should see it.” 

     —  Ron Kovic, Born on the Fourth of July

“Excellent condensation of the Pentagon Papers”

                               Daniel Ellsberg

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Faces of mature adults

Scene Study for Mature Adults

Enhance your memory, physical, and social fitness skills while having fun. Perform short dramatic and comedic scenes for mature adults by great writers. Stretch yourself with character analysis, memorization, action, and discussion. Grow within a supportive environment. Stay strong with lively engagement. No previous acting experience or materials necessary.

This course is offered by John Powers. For information call 310-486-2547.

Text Box: Coming April 1

McMartin Preschool Trial

at Rosenberg Cultural Center

John Powers leads participants at Temple Menorah’s RCC program  through an experience of readings and discussion that traces the events leading up to and including the trial of teachers at the McMartin Preschool in Manhattan Beach on charges of child sexual abuse.

I liked the group/team work; we got to know each other better and each character involved in the [events]

An informative, engaging, and challenging class. Enjoyed it immensely!

Fascinating demonstration of events leading up to 9/11, focusing [on] conflict within U.S. government.

Instructor provided a script, and the class played the roles. Novel teaching experience.

Best class so far!

--various written comments by UC Riverside Extension participants in   The 9/11 Commission Report,      Sep/Oct 2014

Hogoz remix

at Hogoz.com

Text Box: Recognizing Day of Remembrance (Feb 19)

Hogoz (pronounced “hoe-goes”) is a web comedy series about a WW II-era concentration camp on Navajo land for teenagers and others labeled as troublemakers. It’s Manzanar meets South Park. Conceived as a live-action daily comic strip, the page-turning transitions and comic book visual effect of the remix present the original concept in a new way.

Text Box: Queen of Sky Island at NOVA Film Festival

The screenplay for Queen of Sky Island as an animated fantasy is an official selection of the First Annual Northern Virginia International Film Festival 2015 that runs April 13  - 18 in Fairfax, VA.