Hear and talk to Jinho "The Piper" Ferreira - Live today 9-4-2013, 10AM on KALW 91.7FM - or hear it streamed at the link below...
For mature audiences, parental discretion advised
(See trailer at left, from a UCB lecture hall performance for the African American Studies Dept.)
Cops & Robbers is a one-man play that takes a revolutionary look into the relationship between law enforcement, the media, and the black community.
Written and performed by Jinho "The Piper" Ferreira, a rapper with Flipsyde, actor, award winning screenwriter, and East Bay law enforcement officer, Cops & Robbers is directed by Ami Zins and Lew Levinson.
Cops & Robbers is a political Rochambeau, told in Rashomon style and a Riveting tour de force performance! Piper flawlessly plays all 16 characters weaving together the stories behind the crimes in our community, the way law enforcement reacts and the way the media spins the news.
"Seeing Cops & Robbers will definitely motivate people to take action in their communities." Hodari Davis, National Director of Youth Speaks.
The Rotary Club of Oakland is sponsoring tickets specifically set aside for youth and mentors/educators/seniors to attend the matinee performances. Rotary Club recognizes how critical multi-generational engagement is in programs and solutions to the violence that plagues our communities.
The matinee performances (performances with youth in the house) will be followed by an audience discussion with Piper and representatives from local violence prevention programs.
Apply for sponsored tickets: http://copsandrobbersplay.wufoo.com/forms/educational-group-pack/
Or write to: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
"FERREIRA THROWS ONE CURVE BALL AFTER ANOTHER AT THE AUDIENCE THERE ARE PLENTY OF LAUGHS - YET THE CONTENT IS SOMETIMES PAINFULLY GRAPHIC" RACHEL DORNHELM, KQED RADIO (http://tinyurl.com/99m32vd)
"FERREIRA BRINGS A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ABOUT THE VIOLENCE IN OAKLAND TO HIS NEW ONE-MAN PLAY 'COPS & ROBBERS.'" TAMMERLIN DRUMMOND, OAKLAND TRIBUNE (http://tinyurl.com/d8e7x4h)
This is a play for anyone who wants to improve the quality of life in the community, anyone who is interested in a solution rather than in just winning the debate.
Performances will be at the Lakeside Theater aka Kaiser Auditorium on:
Friday May 31 at 8pm
Saturday June 1 at 2pm & 8pm
Sponsored by Rotary Club of Oakland at The Lakeside Theater at Kaiser Center (View)
300 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, CA 94612
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