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FFF: William Missouri Downs-American playwright, director and author

Bill will talk about The Constitution, Thomas Paine, and The Treaty of Tripoli. Join us for discussion afterward and those that are interested will trek downtown to enjoy the fireworks display.

Bill's plays have been produced by The Kennedy Center for thePerforming Arts, The Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, The InterAct Theatrein Philadelphia, The San Diego Rep, The Berkeley Repertory Theatre, theSalt Lake City Acting Company, the Actors Theatre of Charlotte, theInternational Theatre Festival in Israel, the Stadt Theater Walfischgasse inAustria, the Jewish Theatre of Toronto, The Bloomington Playwright's Project, the Detroit Rep, the New York City Fringe Festival, the Civic Opera House in downtown Chicago, the Durban Performing Arts Center in South Africa, and over 100 other theatres worldwide. A member of the National New Play Network, Bill has also developed dozens of new plays.

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  • Kay R.

    One of the big issues for me re the Constitution is, why did the process work so well here, but seems to work so badly in developing countries? a possible TED talk to spark some discussion:

    July 2, 2014

  • Andre` "Buz" R.

    I am sorry to announce that Bill Downs will NOT be speaking this Friday July 4th due to his father's heart attack in Wyoming. We will try and have him in the future when he is back on the Gulf. The FreeUp will still be held at the same place and time. We will have open discussion among us on the Constitution.

    Buz Ryland

    July 2, 2014

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