New York City:
Fresh on the heels of an official Canadian acknowledgement of the genocide that killed thousands of Indian children, the man who brought it all to public light has written a hard hitting play about the crime that reviewers have already called “a stirring masterpiece and whodunit … akin to The Man in the Glass Booth”. (Betty Richeson, Republican News Service)
The play is “Doppelganger”, and will commence production in September. Its protagonist is a former Canadian clergyman on trial for war crimes at the hands of an aboriginal government in a post-revolutionary Canada.
The author of the play is Kevin Annett, who led the twenty year campaign to expose and prosecute crimes in Canadian Indian residential schools.
“We’re putting out a casting call in September and will begin production that same month” Kevin announced today from New York City, where he is lecturing and reading from his new novel Samuel Wedge: Memoir of Necropolis. (Author House, 2015)
“Doppelganger is a play that turns the tables on the ones who got away with the crime, and places them in the docket. Naturally, Canadian theater companies have been loath to produce it. But considering the timeliness and undeniability of the issue, this is a work that cries out for viewing.”
Kevin Annett is the co-producer of the historic award-winning documentary film Unrepentant, which when released in early 2007, won instant acclaim and helped force the Canadian government “apology” for residential schools the following year. Kevin has thrice been nominated for the Nobel Peace prize by American scholars.
Actors and theatrical groups can view the work and contact Kevin Annett at email@example.com or by leaving messages at 386-492-2395 in America.
Issued 7 July, 2015