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

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

Text Box: Now published!  For readers of all ages

A contemporary adaptation by John Powers (a.k.a. J-Powers) of L. Frank Baum’s “best story” tells of a young girl who in search of her father becomes trapped on an actual island in the sky where she leads one other worldly army against another in her pursuit of finding her way home.

Queen of Sky Island

now published at Amazon and Smashwords

illustration by Nicole Sloan

Text Box: Continuing in various locations

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: Currently on Fridays

The 9/11 Commission Report

at University of California, Riverside Extension

Published 10 years ago, John Powers is leading a course for retired professionals in which participants experience this important work through lecture, imagery, and discussion. Readings by participants are from his 2006 stage adaptation.

Angels Ladder

Angels Ladder is a psychological horror story about a mother who clashes with her son when she tries to give away an inherited property of great potential that she feels has cursed their family.

Text Box: In pre-production
Text Box: Spanish Translation of Queen of Sky Island
Text Box: Coming October 22!

Memphis

at Rosenberg Cultural Center

John Powers leads participants at Temple Menorah’s RCC program  through an experience of imagery, readings, and discussion that traces the last year of life of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., which culminated with his support of sanitation workers in Memphis and his murder.