CONVENTION is the true-and-overlooked story of what happened at the 1944 Democratic National Convention. Franklin D. Roosevelt, running for his fourth term and on the brink of death, is choosing his running mate for Vice President. The Vice President will become President.
A bidding war begins. Voter manipulation, power corruption, special interests, big business, sexism, racism. When we developed the play after the 2016 election, it seemed timely ... now, it seems almost prescient.
Yeah, yeah politics. What’s new? This.
Composed like an orchestral piece of music using the Score Technique, a massive ensemble of 42 actors create a unique narrative experience: a play that is equal parts immersive and traditional; about big ideas, in slapstick.
Convention was commissioned and developed at the Atlantic Acting School, where it received two workshop productions at the historic Linda Gross Theater in Chelsea. Now, it’s moving to the big time.
In June 2019, Convention will have a world-premiere run at the renowned Irondale Theater in Brooklyn, just steps away from BAM. An old church converted into a epic multilevel theater space, Irondale is as big as our ambition!
JOIN THE CONVENTION AND HELP BRING A TIMELY, BOLD WORK OF ART TO LIFE!
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By Danny Rocco
Directed by Shannon Fillion
World Premier Production: June 2019
Irondale Theater, Brooklyn, NY
First Workshop: July 28-29, 2017
Second Workshop: September 25, 2017
Linda Gross Theatre, New York, NY
Convention was created in 2017 in conjunction with the Evening Conservatory at Atlantic Acting School in New York City.