Michael Martin (Created by)
Proceeds to benefit the WorkShop Theater Company, a non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization. Thanks to a special matching grant, the WorkShop will receive an additional $1 for every $3 donated (up to the first $30,000 raised through 11/25/2010).
Verbatim Verboten is an ever-changing revue of staged, word-for-word transcripts of noted people (and some ordinary folk) saying things they never meant for the public to hear: surveillance tapes, secretly recorded conversations, forgotten open mics, on-camera diatribes, released e-mails, private correspondence, etc.
Over three hundred such pieces, with more being added all the time...meaning no performance is like the one before.
The show has enjoyed extended successful runs in Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, New Orleans, and New York, earning praise like:
"A smartened-up National Enquirer." --TimeOut Chicago
Reviews & Press:
Cecily Benjamin, Dan Patrick Brady, Kelly Anne Burns, Anne Fizzard, Loren Dunn, Anne Fizzard, Richard Kent Green, Mike Smith Rivera, Amanda Sayle and Tracy Shar.