Enjoy this adaptation of Thornton Wilder's 'Our Town' written and performed by the D.C. Creative Writing Club (dccww.org), a unique writing program in Congress Heights (Anacostia), Southeast Washington DC, where students from grades 6-12 express themselves and their world through poetry and literary adaptations. DVD also available--contact us at dccww.org.
'Rtown' is the 10th play dccww students have adapted in 10 years, and marks the first time a script has been realized as a film instead of a live theater production. Produced with the same ($0) budget as a school theater production using classic guerilla filmmaking techniques, the film lets you get to know the students intimately, and hopefully hear their voices as never before.
Besides revealing the kids' talent, humor and beauty, the film also clearly shows their deep understanding of Wilder's layered surrealist vision of everyday life--as well as their identification with his characters and message, in spite of how far apart Norman-Rockwell New England may seem from inner-city DC at first glance: no matter where you are or who you are, every moment of every life of every person counts.
Please 'like', 'comment', click on the film many times (and watch it too!). Also tell your friends, link and embed and share it, and get the good news out about these creative, constructive youth in inner-city Washington. Finally please consider ordering the full-resolution version on DVD, which also features a blooper reel that tells you more about the process. Why not consider a fundraiser event in your community at which the film is shown? Contact us through dccww.org about this and other ways you can support this wonderful non-profit organization and the enduring positive impact its having on its neighborhood.