“THE TRUTH HAS CHANGED” BY PLAYWRIGHT AND ACTIVIST JOSH FOX TO PLAY THE TOWN HALL SEPTEMBER 11
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
“THE TRUTH HAS CHANGED” BY JOSH FOX
TO PLAY THE TOWN HALL SEPTEMBER 11
SPECIAL POST SHOW DISCUSSIONS AND EVENTS TO FOLLOW THE PERFORMANCE
New York (July 11, 2018) – The Truth Has Changed, a new theater work performed by Emmy winner and Oscar and Drama Desk Award-nominated filmmaker, playwright, and activist Josh Fox (Gasland), will play New York’s Town Hall on September 11, 2018 at 7:30pm. Initially commissioned by HBO, The Truth Has Changed is a solo monologue tracing the arc of American political life from 9/11 to the Trump era. The piece, which will be filmed as part of a feature film for release in 2019, traces Josh’s experiences as a first responder during 9/11, his groundbreaking reporting on fracking, his eye-opening eco-flights over the Gulf of Mexico during the BP oil spill, Hurricane Sandy, the massive rallies during the 2016 election and the Democratic Convention, Standing Rock, and beyond.
Josh’s first book, The Truth Has Changed, with introduction by Bill McKibben, will be published by Seven Stories Press on September 11, 2018. Signed first editions will be available at a 25% discount, for purchase in advance when purchasing tickets to the show and at The Town Hall the night of the event.
Golden Globe winner and NOLA resident Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes has penned the score for this theatrical piece, adding an immediate emotional musical impact to the work.
The Truth Has Changed is written and performed by Josh Fox, directed by Ron Russell, features original music by Alex Ebert (aka Edward Sharpe), dramaturgy by Morgan Jenness, project advising by Nathan Lemoine, Susan Barnes, Kyle Cadotte, and Bonnie Sue Stein, and is produced by International Wow Company, GOH Productions, and Barrow Street Productions.
The Truth Has Changed offers both a warning and a way forward for our besieged democracy.
The water has changed. The climate has changed. The rules have changed. There’s toxic data everywhere. How do we know what’s true?
As the Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning filmmaker behind Gasland, the film that started the anti-fracking movement worldwide, Josh Fox was the subject of a $100 million smear campaign by the oil and gas industry. This campaign of misinformation and slander was run by people we have heard quite a bit about in recent times: Steve Bannon, Andrew Breitbart, James O’Keefe and others. And what Steve Bannon did to Josh from 2010 to 2015, he did to the whole American electorate in 2016. Josh Fox was the beta test for the types of propaganda for which the gang that created Cambridge Analytica is now known worldwide.
And Fox tells his story in an uncompromising way like never before.
The project was commissioned by legendary documentary producer Sheila Nevins for HBO as a solo performance to inspire action on climate change, fracking and democracy. In the face of the advance of fracking and fracked gas power plants across the USA, the work has become more relevant day by day.
Tickets are priced at $24.50 – $64.50 (premiums also available), and are on sale at The Town Hall Box Office at 143 West 43rd Street, New York, NY or on TicketMaster.com. The Truth Has Changed runs 2 hours 20 minutes with an intermission.
For further information about this performance and the national tour, please visit thetruthhaschangedtour.com
For further information about the book, please visit www.sevenstories.com.
Josh Fox made “fracking” a household word with his debut documentary Gasland,which premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the 2010 Special Jury Prize for Documentary. In June of 2010, it premiered on HBO to an audience of 4 million homes, and was also viewed by over 250,000 audience members during a subsequent 250-city grassroots tour. The film was nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for best documentary, and won a 2011 Emmy Award for Best Non-Fiction Director, among numerous other awards. Gasland Part II premiered on HBO on July 8th, 2013, and won the 2013 Environmental Media Association award for Best Documentary, Best Film at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, and the Hell Yeah Prize from Cinema Eye honors. From 2013 to 2015, Fox continued to tour to another 100,000 audience members throughout the United States, Australia and Europe. 2016 marked Fox’s most successful year, with a breakout hit film, a substantial role in the Bernie Sanders campaign as a surrogate, platform committee member and spokesperson, and two extremely popular online short-video series with NOW THIS garnering over 60 million views. International WOW screened the film in over 100 cities and towns as part of the inaugural Climate Revolution tour. The film is currently showing on HBONOW, where it continues to enjoy robust viewership. Fox’s short series based on the film, called “Climate Interruptions,” on the viral video outlet NOW THIS garnered over 15 million views on Facebook over the span of just 9 weeks.
Fox spent a large part of fall and winter 2016 at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation observing the Native-led resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which captured national and global attention. His on-the-ground reporting for NOW THIS, Rolling Stone and The Daily Beast resulted in five written pieces and eight viral videos that garnered over 45 million views online. The culmination of Fox’s work at Standing Rock resulted in his latest film, Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock, released at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival on Earth Day.
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