Project Unspeakable

A Staged Reading and Discussion

Date(s) & Times

March 30, 2014

4:00 PM



Pay What You Can at the Door


Bill and Hazel Hough

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The Studio@620 welcomes "Project Unspeakable", a staged reading and discussion featuring author James W. Douglass (JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters) on Sunday March 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM.  All are welcome to attend, admission is "Pay What You Can" at the door.

 Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy and inspired by James Douglass’ remarkable book, JFK and the Unspeakable (Simon & Schuster, 2010), Project Unspeakable offers a dramatic reading of a theatrical work about the role of what Thomas Merton called ' the Unspeakable ' in the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert Kennedy.
A generation of baby-boomers who have lived most of their adult lives in the rubble of shattered dreams, who have seen the great leaders of their generation slaughtered in officially whitewashed circumstances, are invited to come forward to insist that the truth finally be uncovered regarding this destruction of lives and visionary leadership. In addition, Project Unspeakable offers young people a unique opportunity, not only to learn more about these four inspirational leaders of the 1960’s, but also to re-energize their recent efforts to confront current manifestations of the “Unspeakable,” as many have already been doing in the “Occupy” and climate action movements. 

Both the reading and the discussion topics raise questions regarding the implications of these 1960’s assassinations for understanding and overcoming the “unspeakables” of today.