True Drama
Philip Schaefer

Philip Shaefer plays the Academy award-winning writer, Richard. “He’s a tortured sole whose name is being used on the masthead of a script he didn’t write. Instead, Mr. B is using the demented ramblings of a serial killer – as scrawled down in his death row manifesto. What is the role of the dramatist – the writer – when reality trumps everything?

About True Drama
SUMMARY
Strange Bacchic disturbances in the woods protesting a local horror movie prompt a police investigation. A shadowy figure emerges. Calling himself the God of Drama, he believes that he can achieve the seemingly impossible goal of returning drama to its original purpose – of preparing citizens for leadership in democracy. As the horror movie spirals out of control, and the Bacchae are consumed in violence - can officer Ailish Walsh discern the truth before a gruesome Greek drama unfolds?

Director James Thomas creates a Greek tragedy for our time. A horror story that looks at the original role of drama – as the companion invention of democracy – to shed light on how modern media is still working in our lives, in hidden ways, to rip us apart. True Drama is an alarm – a rare moment of clarity – a terrifying jolt - and an invitation to enjoy the true transcendental power of drama to help us envision a better Democracy.
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