ENGAGING EXPERIENCES FOR ENGAGING PEOPLE

PowerPlayz

PowerPlayz

is a media company that:

· creates live experiences

· produces video programs

· 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

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

Tracing the O.J. Simpson Trial

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Twenty years after the infamous “trial of the century,” several media companies have recently presented television programs that closely examined the trial’s people and events. You can retrace many of the actual and approximate locations where these people and events emerged. With step-on guide John Powers, who produced a local theatricalization of the trial, you will begin the journey in Redondo Beach neighborhood from where Los Angeles Police Department homicide detective Mark Fuhrman began his investigation. Like Fuhrman, you will arrive at Nicole Brown’s condo on Bundy Avenue where evidence will impel police to rush to O.J. Simpson’s residence on Rockingham. Along the way, you will experience the location of the restaurant Mezzaluna where Nicole ate her last meal and St. Martin of Tours church where her funeral was held soon after.

 

You will have the opportunity to discuss and voice your thoughts about the trial and learn information that may shock you. There will be timeout for lunch on your own at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles and again opportunity to discuss the facts and perceptions of the trial. Afterwards, the tour will drive by the Criminal Courts Building in downtown Los Angeles with Powers offering may facets of the case that will challenge and expand your understanding.

 

To register for this course, call El Camino College at 310-660-6460.