A popular and successful politician is propositioned by a young, aspiring campaign manager on the eve of an election. What starts out as a seemingly ordinary run for office culminates in a moral reckoning.
Some comments from our virtual audience:
“I audibly gasped!!!"
“I’m rung out.”
“Welp…surpassed our expectations like always... and I'm speechless."
Shawn Whitsell will discuss his writing process and plans for a full production of SINS OF THE CITY. Access to virtual reading prior to/after or as part of the talk. Q&A session will follow. Suggested audiences: College/University Departments (Theatre, Creative Writing/English, Sociology, Black Studies, Criminal Justice); Corporate Events; Social, Sororal, and Fraternal Organizations; Writing Groups; Non=Profit Groups, Social Justice Groups; Family Reunions; General Theatre Audience
Shawn Whitsell is a father, activist, poet and teaching artist. He is also an actor, playwright, director, producer and founder of the Destiny Theatre Experience. His one-man show 23/1 was named "Best Blend of Theater and Activism" by the Nashville Scene, for its message about solitary confinement and mass incarceration. When he isn't onstage, he visits schools and community spaces, teaching spoken word for Southern Word and drama for a number of arts institutions. He also serves as a volunteer for the School for Alternative Learning & Transformation (SALT) at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution. Shawn was a 2020 Nashville New Leaders Council fellow and is currently a member of the NLC board. He also serves on the boards of Street Theatre Company and Rooftop Nashville. He is a member of the Metro Nashville Community Oversight Board and the Co-Chair of the Criminal Justice Task Force for Nashville Organized For Action and Hope (NOAH).
Email us with your date preferences and budget, and we will contact you to discuss/confirm. Suggested fee is $250. We can work with budgets for HCBUs or programs with limited resources/special circumstances.
Email us with your date preferences and budget, and we will contact you to discuss/confirm. Suggested fee is $400/day plus travel expenses.