The Gift of Peace is a three part project designed to educate, inspire civic action, and draw media/grassroots attention to and ultimately support the establishment of a US Department of Peace and Nonviolence. On January 24, 2007 a group of high profile performers, including Eric Stoltz and Frances Fisher, will be directed by Tony Award Winner, John Rubenstein in a new play about The Department of Peace in Los Angeles. The evening will raise awareness, funds and media attention for the January 27th departure of The Peace Train, which will travel by biodeisel bus across country performing the play on route to the February Department of Peace Conference in D.C. It will be making stops in Phoenix, Albuquerque, Oklahoma City, Dallas, New Orleans, Atlanta and Richmond along the way to our final performance on February 2 in D. C.
The entire process will be documented by Director’s Guild of America winning and Emmy nominated director, Tasha Oldham. The film will explore the possibility of a piece of live theater effecting a piece of legislation, the committed work of those already dedicated to the passing of this bill and interviews with fellow Americans we meet along the way. Each member of Congress will be presented with a short but compelling version of the film and the film, in its entirety, will be shared with many audiences through various screenings. For further information or ways to participate please contact: Stacey Martino at .