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$60.00 Royalty per Performance

$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees

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Dr. J's People

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Dr. J’s People
by Robert L. Kinast
A Full-length Drama Based on Real-life Events
2W / 3M + A Chorus of 6-8 Actors (W & M)
Approximate Playing Time: 1 hr. 40 minutes

Based on the real-life story of Dr. Judith (Mary Joyce) Schloegel who, in 1977, was hired by First Trinity Lutheran Church in Washington, D.C. to head up a pilot project entitled “Liberation of Ex-Offenders Through Employment Opportunities” or LEEO for short. The modest, but initially daunting task of the program was to find jobs for two ex-felons per week. With little more than a telephone and her determination, Dr. J, as she came to be known by the ex-offenders she worked for and with, transformed that conservative goal into a successful program that gained national attention and eventually led to a new project under the sponsorship of the Chief Justice of the United States, Warren E. Burger. With one exception, [Lois who plays the antagonist], all persons and events portrayed in Dr. J’s People are drawn from the original program. Robert Kinast cleverly leads us through the events resulting in an insightful and dramatically compelling play that will introduce many audiences to a new way of thinking about relationships among people with profoundly different points of view and experiences. $20 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $60 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre. Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$60.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees