Bogad Satire Presented as Virtual Event
Playwright Interviewed on Boston Television
Professor L.M. Bogad’s play COINTELSHOW: A PATRIOT ACT is a biting political satire about COINTELPRO, the FBI’s counterintelligence program with which they sabotaged, disrupted, and repressed domestic groups like the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, the American Indian Movement, along with individuals like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Fred Hampton. The play is being presented by ArtsEmerson as a virtual event March 8-12.
In conjunction with the performance, Bogad was interviewed for “Greater Boston,” which was broadcast on GBH, the Boston PBS station.
Over the course of an hour, this interactive, virtual experience takes audiences under the redaction marks of actual, heavily censored COINTELPRO documents into an underworld haunted by its victims. Join Special Agent Christian White on a cheerfully creepy, and often grimly funny, tour of the FBI’s notorious COunterINTELligence PROgram.
Here is a link for a promotional video of the performance.
The performances are presented in Eastern Standard Time. For details and tickets, visit the ArtsEmerson website.
In addition, Bogad’s original screenplay Orwell’s War was among the finalists for the 2022 American Zoetrope Screenplay Competition. His screenplay was chosen among the eight finalists out of nearly 2000 entries. Award-winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola was among this year’s judges.